- — Wordsmith (@BannerCoPress)Thu, Oct 02 2014 19:27:35@ManleyEditorial I'm happy to leave mankind, but I've had a proofreader follow me and change to humankind. I wld always change "man hours".
- — Alison Lees (@alisonlees)Thu, Oct 02 2014 19:33:53@ManleyEditorial The word 'man' has been used for 'human' right up until the past couple of decades. I see no reason to change either.
- — Kirsten Irving (@KofTheTriffids)Thu, Oct 02 2014 20:56:06@ManleyEditorial I would use neither if possible. I'd change 1) to something human-related and have in my work changed 2) to 'person hours'
- — Laura Poole (@lepoole)Thu, Oct 02 2014 21:03:49@ManleyEditorial I'd change #1 to "humankind" almost always, and probably change #2 to "person-hours" if it wasn't too awkward.
- — Rob Sheehan (@RobSheehan2)Fri, Oct 03 2014 09:45:25@ManleyEditorial I'd change both as an editor, and wouldn't use either in my own writing. 'Humankind' is fine, and 'person hours' works.
- — Sharon Telfer (@sharontelfer)Fri, Oct 03 2014 13:58:53@ManleyEditorial wouldn't use. Would definitely edit (likely to offend/exclude readers & easy, clear alternatives eg humanity)
Man Words: Round 1
Twitter responses to the question "Which of these would you use in your own writing, and which would you change if editing? 1) 'mankind' 2) 'man hours'."
bySeb Manley, PhD485 Views