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Self Expression 

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To the editors:

Everyone can resolve the language problem you presented in The Reader [The Straight Dope, February 19] by applying: "This above all: to thine own self be true." (Hamlet, I, iii.)

Everyone can use, for example,

Somebody has forgotten a hat. (Not--Somebody has forgotten their hat.)

A person may find self left high and dry.

A doctor may find self on call for the day.

Every person tests own self/self for strength.

No person wants own self/self to go down the drain.

Have I made myself clear? I hope so as I believe: "This above all: to thine (mine) own self be true."

Elsie Z. Bradberry

Los Angeles, CA


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