"Mark J. Reed" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> <snip rants from Henrik and Carsten>
> Gosh, what a bunch of hidebound prescriptivists y'all are. :-)
> <duck>

Ok, duck!  But you can't hide! :-)

What is prescriptive about opposing to addressings that are the
equivalent to 'Hi buggers, this is your bugger's must-buy new sofa'
(or in Carsten's case: '... most beloved music')?  It is not a
conservative criticism about what is the right grammatical form of the
pronoun -- it is more about being pissed by being insulted.