Saturday, January 28, 2006
Note to speakers: no smarmy use of 'she', please
I'm at a meeting of the Executive Board of the California Deocratic Party here in L.A. Lots of speakers, so far all of them male.
And I have some advice: you erase any points you may have been trying to score with your use of the feminine pronoun (whether referring to God or anyone else) if it's accompanied by a smarmy grin and chuckle.
It's a rare man who really rolls those 'she's and 'her's off their tongue naturally. (David Weinberger being an exception I've noted before.)
So practice saying it casually and easily or not at all.
I'm just saying.
I know that sounds snarky, but really, think about it.