9 years ago
Under dev. review
I agree, this is subtle political correctness of some sort.
this is a waste of time
Yes, it rates the same as all the different names for the Rubbish/Waste/Deleted Bin. Hopefully the source of this little niggle is being corrected upstream in Ubuntu so should filter down to us soon.
I hate such hacking of language for correctness too :)
What's about not even shorter: »XYZ added you to the friend list«
XYZ will not add you to ACB's friend list, I think ;)
Grammatically I feel 'their' is wrong.
The best thing would be to use either 'his' or 'her' dynamically based on gender.
But as already said....... it doesn't matter a lot.
In this context,"his/her friends list" does look clumsy "their friends list" looks better
Well, technically I don't think it is even grammatically correct to say "their" but I don't really care either way, I use "their" in my regular speech anyways.
i dont see why not to do it... but it's not really a big deal.
Ok, that's true. My previous comment was motivated more because it was a bit strange to read an idea starting with "I hate...". First, because hate and collaboration doesn't mixed so well as "I'd like to..." and collaboration. And, putting an idea in terms of "I don't like it and I would like to change it" seems less prone to be heard and considered than "It seems to me that this issue should be changed". BUT, as always, it's only an opinion, and I am talking about your specific phrase, nothing personal :o)
In the scheme of things no, this isn't important. However isn't it better to use good English and, these politically correct phrases generally make the text more complicated. Isn't it easier to say "their" instead of "his/her"? And it wouldn't take too long to fix either. Why use two words instead of one?
This is too personal, it isn't possible to always please everybody. Also, is it that important?