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Poem: “This is an ‘it,’ and not a ‘she'” (1911)

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Collectors sometimes debate whether typewriters should be referred to with feminine pronouns. It’s a longstanding debate:

The Phonographic World and Commercial School Review (New York), December 8, 1911 –

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  • T. Munk December 17, 2021, 1:06 am

    Got lotsa “She” and “He” typewriters, some “it” ones too 😀

  • Richard P December 19, 2021, 12:40 am

    Charming! Of course the author had to clarify that this wasn’t a poem to a “she” “typewriter,” i.e. a typist.

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