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On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 11:17 PM, Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 06:55, Logan Kearsley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Basilius <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>  Imagine a future English using
>>> expressions like "That one, forget what sex you said they were" :)
>>
>> Given the surprising complexity of assigning every possible individual
>> to the correct biological sex, let alone much more complicated social
>> genders, and an appropriate SF setting that makes the more exotic
>> options far more common and open to social awareness, that might turn
>> out to be a not-at-all unusual or offensive sentence.
>
> I wonder whether there are people who say, "That one, forget what
> blood group you said they were".

If they speak a language in which blood type is obligatorily
grammaticized and triggers agreement on pronouns, I bet there are.

-l.