I was disappointed to see a favorite storybook from my childhood has been edited. (Harry, the Dirty Dog; ISBN-13: 978-0064430098) I distinctly remember the text written as follows:
...but everyone shook his head and said, "Oh, no, it couldn't be Harry."
I was taught that the male gender form takes precedence, when speaking several individuals of each gender. However, the book was edited to read,
...but everyone shook
his headtheir head and said, "Oh, no, it couldn't be Harry."
ARGH! Please assure me that the original version and I are correct! There are some other minor edits that have simply ruined the book for me. (My linguistic snobbery helped, too.)