About the gender thing, the english language itself has no genders associated with simple objects, such as a pencil, or a strawberry. BUT in english, some people DO refer to their cars as females, their guitars as females, their boats as females, etc. Also, i think "postings" would have worked fine in liue of "posts", though i'm not too sure.. Flores, the thing about english is our language has many rules, and every rule is broken often. Plus, pronunciation is just plain STUPID. For example, you could spell the word "fish" as "ghoti" the "gh" from "enouGH" the "o" from "wOmen" the "ti" from "naTIon" Also, modern english DOES have "thrice" as a word, but it's hardly used. PS - about genders, most things are english are referred to as he. "what that dog doing?" - "He's pissing on your car" etc, there are other examples..but for some reason i c an't think of any... oh, and FLORES - whats your native language, out of curiosity?