question concerning string "You can add a buddy to this list by right-clicking on them and selecting \"%s\""
lschiere at pidgin.im
Tue Nov 16 07:16:58 EST 2010
This reflects a flaw in the english language in an age of political correctness. We, at least in the states, I cannot speak for other English speaking countries, instinctively use plural pronouns incorrectly in sentences like this rather than using something incredibly awkward like "by right-clicking on him or her" because we do not have a neuter singular pronoun to use instead.
On Nov 16, 2010, at 07:08 EST, Yngve Spjeld Landro wrote:
> In #: ../libpurple/protocols/oscar/visibility.c:101 we find this sentence: "You can add a buddy to this list by right-clicking on them and selecting \"%s\""
> Should the plural form "buddies" be used since "them" appears later in the sentence?
> Please advise.
> - Yngve Spjeld Landro
> nynorsk er bra for deg ;-)
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