It's a dark time for words that contain the word "MAN." It's like the politically correct Terminator has targeted them or something... with the mission of complete eradication.
Washington state just enacted a law to rewrite ALL their laws, to replace all masculine words with gender-neutral words.
That includes using the word "fisher" instead of "fisherman" . . . "first-year student" instead of "freshman" . . . and "handwriting" instead of "penmanship."
They even wanted to get rid of the word "manhole" . . . but couldn't figure out a good gender-neutral substitute. I guess "peoplehole" just doesn't have the same ring to it?
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