Dear Crabby, Do we have to Stop using the Word ‘Man’?

Dear Crabby, I heard Purdue University put out New Writing Guidelines, do we have to stop using the word 'Man' now? Sincerely, Guy Buchman   Dear Guy, Man Alive! Have you really asked such a question? This is a funny topic to me - as a writer - because our language does evolve. And, Oh Boy! can this get someone's undies in a bunch. One common use of the word 'man' means mankind or humanity - really, it refers to all people. It comes from 'wermann' meaning man (wer) at the … [Read more...]