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Re: [BKARTS] señor@s was strange typo in recent book s from Latin America



You must be single.  Two married people pay more tax than two single people.
I even knew some childless couples who divorced and still lived together;
they put out two mailboxes (an A and B with their addresses) and told
everyone they were no longer married but not interested in dating except
each other.
There was a big move on a couple of years ago to lift the "marriage tax" but
singles were opposed.  Both my wife and I are on disability and I pay no tax
on my disability payments so I have not kept track of most developments.
After Katrina, we had no more mortgage payments to make so taxation became
very simple for us.

I consider that everything that is written down must be capable of being
read aloud before it has meaning.  The opposite, of course, is not true;
e.g., "There are three /tuz/ in the English language."  Phonetics are not
part of out writing system.  You can read the statement aloud and understand
it but you cannot write it using the English alphabet.

Scott

P.S. Maybe Prince could change his name to señor@s; at least that can be
written.


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Subject: Re: [BKARTS] señor@s was strange typo in recent book s from Latin
America

Scott;

It is probably meant to be written, not spoken.

What Marriage tax?

Bill
 

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Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 6:12 PM
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America

One more surrender of language to the PC tsunami.  Note, however, that
'señorita' is not covered by señor@s.  Uh-oh.  Do I detect reverse marital
status discrimination (like the marriage tax in the US);{)> 

How does one pronounce the final vowel in 'señor@s'?

Scott

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Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:43 PM
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Hi,
That makes sense.   It is a great way to use that symbol!

Bill


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Linde,
Not a typo, not an autocorrection. It has become a way to denote both 
genders, without having to say "amigos y amigas" when both sexes are 
present. Amig@s means both genders at once: the@ symbolizing both A and O. 
           

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