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July 30, 2018

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Lori B Gans

Excellent post. Definitely want to read the book, and I laughed out loud about your ACES name change, thinking you should have renamed it, most ironically of course, the Association of Copy Editors Society... just to drive the members crazy! I'm also glad to lose the hyphen in goodbye, but haven't quite wrapped my head around the new appropriation of "they/them" rather than him/her (his/hers, etc.) to prevent gender assumptions and so as not to force a gender fluid identity to "pick a side". I get why and respect the concept... i'm just not there yet with the plural as an alternative for a singular. There couldn't be a new word created? The recipe looks decadent and therefore, absolutely necessary! Keep the posts coming. I enjoy them. PS Still haven't seen the Mr. Rogers biopic. Dying to! The RBG biopic too. have never gone so long without hitting the cinema. MUST get out soon!

Karen

I haven't seen RBG yet either—maybe we can hit a matinee one of these days?

Re the singular "they": Believe it or not, it has been in use since the 14th century—you'll find it in the King James bible, as well as in Shakespeare, Chaucer, Austen, Dickens, Twain, and pretty much everywhere! It wasn't until pedants in the 18th and 19th centuries proposed that "he" could be generic that it started going out of style. So everything old is new again. :)

Margaret

We read "Less" in Book Club, and I wasn't a huge fan, although I thought there were several beautifully written sections. I didn't find it funny, perhaps a bit humorous at times. We are reading "Educated" as our next book; it seems like a fascinating discussion book. That green mac and cheese looks delicious, the hot dog not so much. :)

Karen

Just looked up Educated—it does look good!
Sorry you didn't care for Less—gosh, I was totally swept away by his writing. Did others in your group like it?
And that hot dog was definitely not for me either. I had to embarrassingly ask for mine plain—and then I snuck ketchup onto it! I don't even like mustard.

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