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Subject:  Re: Mensch used to describe a woman? Date:  7/31/2007  6:10 PM
Author:  Frydaze1 Number:  7833 of 15365

Does this work for only mixed audiences or can we ever have a female speaker addressing a group of females as "you guys"? How about a male speaker addressing a mixed group as "you guys"? OK?

I refer to a group of females as "you guys" sometimes. And I wouldn't be offended if a man did so. I consider guys, when used in that phrase, to be gender neutral. OTOH, if someone said "that guy over there" it's definitely referring to a male. Even "those guys" would mean "males" to me.

Hmmm... Interesting.

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