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Friday 17 July 2009, 19:43
Dan Tetsell writes about writing for Newsjack over at the BBC Comedy blog.
It's the last episode of the current series next week, so if you want to submit a sketch or one-liners for the current series you need to do it now.
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Hi Piers,Thanks for Dan's article about Newsjack. Just one 'minor' point - Dan makes references to 'guys' sending good material in. Do I take it that women are not sending their jokes in to this show in any significant numbers or, if they are, their material is not as funny as the men's?Just wondered...Mrs M
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I think this refers to 'girls' as well.
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I use the word guys myself to include both genders. It's not like the word is inherently sexist in itself, like referring to gentlemen's submissions to Newsjack.I don't think it's got any bearing on the sex of contributors.
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Wasn't accusing anyone of anything sexist! Thanks for the response though.Mrs M
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Didn't think you were... It's just that sexist language is one of my hobby-horses, and guys is one of the words that people swing both ways on whether or not it includes both genders. So the confusion's understandable. :)A Person Paper on Purity in Language I think makes the case for nonsexist language more strongly than just about anything else I've read.
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