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Old September 28th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 15
Well there is English and then there is colloquial English. I personally prefer the latter so I don't use -ess. This is actually the first I heard of it.Only seen it used in the context of actor/actress now that I think of it. I don't think the person meant it to be demeaning but I won't be using it as I don't think you need to be classified by sex for a profession/activity etc.
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