Well, I'm very definitely a dog, for what it's worth. Wesley Parish On Tuesday 04 March 2003 01:28 am, you wrote: > Peter Clark wrote: > > A thousand apologies. It's an occupational hazard, especially > > when people don't sign their emails. Of course, you're in good company; > > H. S. Teoh has been (repeatedly) accused of being female... Of course, > > there's also the saying, "On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog." > > It would not surprise me (much) to learn of canine conlangers, although > > I would wonder about their keyboarding skills. > > I've gotten quite used to switching my mental image of online people > from male to female, or vice versa [though not from human to canine], > whenever a clue as to gender arises. But I honestly was convinced that > I'd come across a strong "H. S. Teoh is female" clue. Very odd. I wonder > what it was. I usually assume that indeterminately-gendered names belong > to males (unfair, but appropriate in this, as in many, online fora), > unless there is some evidence to the contrary. Sorry, Teoh :) > > s. -- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."