Comment 42 for bug 272826

Ross Peoples (deejross) wrote :

This sounds like trying to change the word "manager" to something else because someone says having "man" in there makes it sexist....guess we better start changing our man pages to something else, like doc pages...but then doctors would get offended and we'd have to change it again. :)

All joking aside, from what I've learned, the word was coined as an English term, meaning it should have an English context (which in this case would mean gender-neutral). Since we are using English as the primary language in the Ubuntu community, it seems silly to start changing terms because they don't end in the right letter in some other language. If we change this word for the Spanish-speaking people, then we'd have to change it to something else for the Russian-speaking people, and around and around we go.