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Re: To be an actor or not to be an actress
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1420  Wednesday, 26 July 2000.

From:           Kevin De Ornellas <
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Date:           Tuesday, 18 Jul 2000 15:09:57 GMT
Subject: 11.1223 Re: To be an actor or not to be an actress
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1223 Re: To be an actor or not to be an actress

>From:     Abdulla Al-Dabbagh

>The Official Politically Correct Dictionary & Handbook, by Henry Beard
>and Christopher Cerf [...] does not list actress/actor, but does
>suggest:
>
>waitron: waitperson, dining room attendant for waiter/waitress.

 Sorry for the late response to this: it is just that I forgot to
mention that I find it extremely helpful to consult Casey Miller and
Kate Swift, 'The Handbook of Nonsexist Writing' (2nd edition; New York:
Harper and Row, 1987) when anxious about these grey areas.

                                   Kevin De Ornellas
                                      Queen's University Belfast
 

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