For Beth

Mar. 7th, 2012 08:05 am
sabrinamari: (Flowering Sabrina)
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Maya Angelou said, "As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal someone else." I think this is almost right. I say, "As soon as healing takes place, go out and help someone else heal herself."

Himself? Zir self?

Smiling...

Date: 2012-03-07 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] welshbard.livejournal.com
I have it on the authority of several professional grammarians that using the plural in this case is proper and *much* better than the 'himself/herself' or 'zirself' monstrosities. So, "help someone else heal themselves" would be proper.
Edited Date: 2012-03-07 07:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-07 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evcelt.livejournal.com
I am in most hearty agreement!

Date: 2012-03-07 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wgseligman.livejournal.com
It's shkler-self.

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