Re: Explorers ARE; Explorer Program IS
Robert S Nix (bnix@JUNO.COM)
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 22:29:47 EST
My momma was an English major and taught school for 30 years. I do not
have her English skills, but I know that were she alive and listening to
this discussion, she would have said a bad word by now. Some of us must
love semantics. The term "coed" refers to a group (specifically
inclusive of members of both sexes) unless a modifier is attached, such
as "a" or "the". As I recall from my college days, "a coed" referred to
one of the female persuasion; but some letters to this address imply that
"a coed" just might be male. I shudder at the thought, even though it
may be correct; it seems a bit to politically correct for me.
Bob Nix ..ustaBabeaver..
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