I also find those magazines that my wife gets are replete with the feminist butchering of the English language quite annoying.
Instead of using “he”, or “him” when referring to a child, or talking about a child, they invariably interject the “her”, or “she” to make their point. Quite bothersome to make the change throughout our written language; and for what?
By Chuck Hustmyre
“We’re destroying words — scores of them, hundreds of them, every day. We’re cutting the language down to the bone. It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” –George Orwell
Yesterday I was riding down the street and saw one of those DayGlo orange warning signs that read “FLAGGER AHEAD.” Just typing the word “flagger” causes my word processor to upchuck, and mark (flag, if you will) the word as a misspelling. My Mac dictionary doesn’t recognize it, nor is the word listed on dictionary.com or in my 700-page copy of Webster’s New Dictionary of the English Language.