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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,477 mod
    You see! Gender neutral terms. I love saying "I told you so".
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,213 mod
    edited January 22
    Here's the link for the reocording. Guess what I thought of the last article!

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    Golden Globes: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Wins by a Film

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,058 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 15
    Oh! is it true!? @mheredge

    A survey by dog food manufacturer tails.com has revealed that dog owners spend more on their pets than on their own children.

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,058 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I am already using it. I think this is a good approach to discourage the gender stereotyping as well.

    “The gender-neutral pronoun ‘they’ should be used as opposed to ‘he’ or ‘she’, and the pronoun ‘them’ as opposed to ‘him’ or ‘her’.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,024 mod
    I have always tended to use they and them, regardless of whether the they are male or female.

    It wouldn't surprise me in the least tof hear dog owners spend more on their animals than their children as the Brits can be very OTT about their pets. I met a girl a few weeks ago who spends all her time working for dog shelters and 'save the dog' organisations, her travel plans revolving around where she can go to help dogs. I think she's a bit barking mad, not pun intended.
  • smbalochsmbaloch Posts: 33 ✭✭
    To love there dogs is good but more then there child is unbelievable.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    Hats off to this dog loving girl.

    It's also great that she's doing what she finds meaningful. Not everyone can spend your life like that even if you wish to.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,024 mod
    That's true @takafromtokyo, she gets a lot of satisfaction helping dogs, so I suppose I have to say good luck to her. Maybe too, it's a child-substitute as she wants something to take care of.
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