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Re: Is this just an English thing ?

It is just an English thing.

What makes it contentious, I feel, is that despite the renowned flexibility of the English language, no one has been able to invent new pronouns that sound natural as drop-in replacements. So that is my suggestion - drop-in-replacement-pronoun or DIRP - pronounced 'dear', as in "Dirp Smith".

Bit tricky in a letter though: "Dear Dirp Smith, ..."


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