Chapter 20: “Why People Make Such a Big Deal about Pronouns”

“A pet owner, however, personifies her animal with the pronoun appropriate for people. Her pet is not some freeloading, untidy raccoon that may or may not have rabies. Her pet is a Great Dane who likes to slow-dance with her. It is easy to see yourself in intimate relationship with a Great Dane who weighs a splendid 169 lbs and looks a little like Humphrey Bogart, especially when lipping a fake cigar.”