Re: What are you reading now?
Originally Posted by redsmetz
And while I am usually all for finding gender neutral terms for some people & their jobs (e.g. police officer, fire fighter, councilmember, etc.), the writer's use of "freshperson" is so wooden and clunky, it falls with a thud from the page (a point a number of reviewers mentioned).
In fairness, that's probably a dig at many liberal arts schools who are taking it upon themselves to be the gender-neutral police. At the school where I work, we say "first-years." I hate it, but it's how we roll.
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