Ombuds

Further to the post on gender-neutral language, Johnson at the Economist links to a Washington State statute removing all traces of masculinity from its legislation.
But the Washington overhaul has pressed into service some awkward coinages. "Fishermen" will now be "fishers", a word I can recall only ever having seen in the Bible ("Come and I will make you fishers of men"), and even then only to avoid the awkward "fishermen of men". An "ombudsman" will now be an "ombuds" ...
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