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From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Fri Feb 25 23:05:07 2005

>> [...] vs V unq yrsg vg hc gb gur ernqre gb erserfu uve zrzbel?
> what is "hir" memory?

"His-or-her-as-appropriate" memory.

English lacks a gender-neutral set of third-person singular
pronouns[%]. Various attempts to make up for this lack have been made;
"hir" is the "his-or-her" possessive from the set I prefer.

In case anyone cares, the rest of the set is

M: he him his his himself
F: she her her hers herself
N: sie hir hir hirs hirself

[%] I have seen it claimed that the masculine set (he, him, his, etc)
    is the gender-neutral set. While there is some historical and
    linguistic basis for such a claim, in my opinion it is false when
    applied to English as it is used today.

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