The Fixer

By Gordon Hopkins

I think my toaster is busted. For the third morning in a row, I have been forced to eat a bagel raw. This got me to thinking about the evolution of language.

Yes, these things are connected. Just go with me on this.

Language evolves. The way we speak and write changes over time to accommodate the way our society changes.

For example, many moons ago, certain professions were associated primarily with just one gender. Certain jobs were, by and large, done only by men. Hence, the labels we applied to one profession or another reflected that.

Given the social upheaval surrounding the whole concept of gender that ...


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