Archive : August 2014

Gender has replaced sex in English usage

Reader, Marianne Johnson, wrote: “I am quoting from my old grammar book. ‘Things may be of male or female sex, but only words can be of masculine, feminine, common, or neuter gender.’ I’d sure like to know if it is corre...

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Calling holiday Terry Fox Day

The August civic holiday is over for another year. In the context of Manitoba’s holidays, the first Monday in August has for decades been a holiday without a name, unlike Louis Riel Day. But not next year, as the Manitoba government has a...

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Fox honoured in Citizens Hall of Fame

Next year’s August civic holiday will take on new meaning and importance as a result of Premier Greg Selinger’s announcement last week that it will be called Terry Fox Day.  “Terry Fox embodied hope, courage, commit...

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