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On Thu, 23 Oct 2003, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Tristan McLeay wrote:
> > Yeah, well you still need one for 'male person'. There isn't really one,
> > and it seems that whenever one gets created (e.g. guy) it becomes neutral.
> > 'Bloke' is sort of an exception, but I think it's more specific than just
> > 'male adult person'.
>
> Sure, but that's not what Ray Brown was talking about.  We also need one
> for "female person" while we're at it.

Woman unambiguously fits the bill, doesn't it? Perhaps I've misunderstood
Ray's post or something.

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