No: Terms such as “he who speaks” or “the man in the street” do not bother me at all.
Svetlana Voreskova
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I enjoy calling a person like Margaret Thatcher a “statesman.” Totally agree that Anglophones can be hysterics overthinking, and preparing to be mightily offended by, the rare and random assignment of gender that happens in English. One wonders how they might cope with a language in which everything is gendered. Apoplexy?

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