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    The word "She".

    Why do some women have a problem with it?

    "On his way home from work, Brian went to the shop to buy milk. He also bought a newspaper" is as far as I know correct grammer.

    so is

    "On her way home from work, Mary went to the shop to buy milk. She also bought a newspaper".

    I had occasion to use the word "She" while in conversation with someone today and I was promptly reminded by the woman to never call her "She" again. WHY?? WTF?
    The context was something like this. I was speaking to someone as we were leaving a meeting with "Mary" within earshot and in reply to a query I said:

    "Yes, Mary took the minutes of the meeting so she will circulate a copy to everyone later."

    Now if I said "Yes, Mary took the minutes of the meeting so Mary will circulate a copy to everyone later." it would in my opinion be bad grammer. I was taught to not repeat a personal noun in the same sentence or the sentence immediately following.

    and if I said "she (with a sideways look to indicate who I was referring to) took the minutes of the meeting so she will circulate a copy to everyone later." I would understand that to be demeaning.

    I really don't understand why some women have as issue with the correct use of the word "She" .. in a sentence in which you have already referred to the woman by her name. So can any one enlighten me?

    I mean would any woman here object to this sentence in a review. "I met Maya yesterday and she was lovely".(Obviously if your name isn't Maya then you would be pissed!)

    So come on ladies ... help me out here.

    and lads, have you ever gotten into trouble using the "she" word?



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    Best just to say " her indoors "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker123 View Post
    The word "She".

    Why do some women have a problem with it?

    "On his way home from work, Brian went to the shop to buy milk. He also bought a newspaper" is as far as I know correct grammer.

    so is

    "On her way home from work, Mary went to the shop to buy milk. She also bought a newspaper".

    I had occasion to use the word "She" while in conversation with someone today and I was promptly reminded by the woman to never call her "She" again. WHY?? WTF?
    The context was something like this. I was speaking to someone as we were leaving a meeting with "Mary" within earshot and in reply to a query I said:

    "Yes, Mary took the minutes of the meeting so she will circulate a copy to everyone later."

    Now if I said "Yes, Mary took the minutes of the meeting so Mary will circulate a copy to everyone later." it would in my opinion be bad grammer. I was taught to not repeat a personal noun in the same sentence or the sentence immediately following.

    and if I said "she (with a sideways look to indicate who I was referring to) took the minutes of the meeting so she will circulate a copy to everyone later." I would understand that to be demeaning.

    I really don't understand why some women have as issue with the correct use of the word "She" .. in a sentence in which you have already referred to the woman by her name. So can any one enlighten me?

    I mean would any woman here object to this sentence in a review. "I met Maya yesterday and she was lovely".(Obviously if your name isn't Maya then you would be pissed!)

    So come on ladies ... help me out here.

    and lads, have you ever gotten into trouble using the "she" word?





    At a guess I'd say women are suspect of our reasons for saying 'she', 'her', 'yer wan' etc. Guys have a tendency to forget names and use placeholders like that, women generally don't, even for ugly guys. I suspect when a woman does that she's checking to see if you can remember the girl's name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker123 View Post

    and lads, have you ever gotten into trouble using the "she" word?
    Not yet — but I'm sure its only a matter of time
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    worst thread ever.......

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    You on the bottle again Rocker...

    I'll always remember my mother correcting me with "She is the devils wife!!" if ever I referred to some lady as "She"... Never quite understood that expression at the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESCORK View Post
    I'll always remember my mother correcting me with "She is the devils wife!!" if ever I referred to some lady as "She"... Never quite understood that expression at the time...
    Something on the lines of "She is the cats Mother" another expression I couldn't really understand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petros View Post
    Something on the lines of "She is the cats Mother" another expression I couldn't really understand!
    Actually I see what you mean... much more confusing to a young mind...

    I mean, whereas I could cope with being the devils wife... the cats mother?.. that's just weird...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESCORK View Post
    You on the bottle again Rocker...

    I'll always remember my mother correcting me with "She is the devils wife!!" if ever I referred to some lady as "She"... Never quite understood that expression at the time...
    Yup. Also that whole thing with kids and goats. I'm obviously not calling your child a goat so WTF lady?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESCORK View Post
    You on the bottle again Rocker...

    I'll always remember my mother correcting me with "She is the devils wife!!" if ever I referred to some lady as "She"... Never quite understood that expression at the time...

    I wish. Long overdue a night out.... My mother has a similar expression!
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