The latest version of Apple OS doesn’t support older versions of MS Word. Instead, Apple wants to sell you its own word processing program, Page. Over at National Review, Mona Charen discovers a gender-specific problem with it:
Pages has traits that are not immediately apparent, however. While it’s a sturdy little word processor, its true personality is not revealed until you use the proofreader — or Proofreadress, as I now think of her. Yes, she’s female all right. Seems to have been designed and programmed by the women’s-studies department of the Cupertino community college.
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Apple’s language sentinel has been schooled in political correctness at the expense of English. In another column I mentioned that the collapse of marriage was “aggravating” inequality in America. Consider “irritating” or “exasperating” instead, Proofreadress advised.
No, those are words I reserve for her.
Ou case rests.