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    Fisher o fisherman ?

    Hey :)

    I'm from Chile. I study translation and I'm making one right now and I've not noticed the difference between them: Fisher and fisherman. It's a kind of diference made to not discriminate woman ? I think is simmilar to Fireman and fire worker...please help me !!!

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    Re: Fisher o fisherman ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marceloatp View Post
    Hey :)

    I'm from Chile. I study translation and I'm making one right now and I've not noticed the difference between them: Fisher and fisherman. It's a kind of diference made to not discriminate woman ? I think is simmilar to Fireman and fire worker...please help me !!!
    Yes, your example is part of the "political correctness" wave that hit, in Canada at least, 10 or so years ago. The official word is now "fisher" Oh, and it is "firefighter"

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