Friday, January 04, 2019

Gender neutral Microsoft Word

This other day I was typing up a few thoughts in which I twice used the word “forefather.” I was typing in Microsoft Word 2016. In both places Word gave me the blue wavy underline that suggests a possible error in word choice. I find it interesting that Word suggests I change “forefather” to “ancestor.”

Anyone ever noticed anything like this when using Word? Is this a case of the owners/builders of this program promoting gender neutrality? Seems it might be.

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