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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    You see! Gender neutral terms. I love saying "I told you so".
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,287 mod
    edited January 2017
    Here's the link for the reocording. Guess what I thought of the last article!

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,722 mod
    Golden Globes: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Wins by a Film

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    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: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    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: 29,840 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 Inactive
    To love there dogs is good but more then there child is unbelievable.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭
    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: 29,840 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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