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Jessica Vapnek on Gender-Silent Legislative Drafting

Published on: Author: sargeantsamara

Thirty years ago, a property student accused me of ruining the English language by using the word remainderperson.  Never mind that very few people use the language of future interests in their daily lives, the student’s point was that a man word (remainderman) is more correct than a gender-neutral word (remainderperson).  The student’s authority was… Continue reading