March 6th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
Me, I like "actor" and "poet" as gender-neutral terms: "actress" is slightly annoying, but "poetess" Just Sucks.
Interesting thing, though, when you try to find a gender-neutral term for "webmaster." (Personally, I've been using "webmaestro" which is probably wrong in its own special way.)
Now I have this image conflating Edgar Allan Poe and Bruce Boxleitner, with a cool blue-glow costume, racing around inside a computer system on lightcycles and fighting lit-crit programs.
There's a story in that, I think.