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Sometimes I annoy others (especially my husband), but I'm uber-sensitive to gender-biased language. The filter is in place for nearly everything that passes through my ears, and Obama's inaugural address is no exception.

So I'm happy to report that our new president passes with flying colors. Again and again, in his use of pronouns, verbs, imagery and anecdotes, President Barack Obama was deliberate and sensitive when it came to avoiding biased language.

Does this really matter? Yes. And here's why, along with examples of the inclusive tone of President Obama's historic address.

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January 20, 2009 at 4:30 pm
(1) JJ says:

Yes, that was exciting — but even more exciting (to me, anyway) was that it was so smoothly done, without awkwardness, that I didn’t notice until you pointed it out!

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