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'He or She Is a Sexist'

April 05, 1986

In your editorial you say, "Among the problems that have resisted solution is the lack of a sex-neutral singular pronoun referring to anyone or everyone--saying, " 'Anyone who drives without his seat belt takes his life in his hands' is likely to raise eyebrows if not hackles."

Of course it does now, but it always should have, because it is grammatically incorrect. Your "anyone" is a singular neuter pronoun and therefore should take a singular, "Anyone who drives without a seat belt takes its life in its hands."

JOE KATZENBERGER

Lake Elsinore

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