Friday, May 27, 2011

Today's fortune: May 27, 2011

Today's fortune: An admirer is concealing his affection for you.

All right, for the last time, I'm not gay.

This fortune specifically references a male admirer ("his affection"). But perhaps the fortune writer was simply following AP style, which says that when you are referring to an anonymous or hypothetical human, use the male forms "he," "his" and "him." (Of course, I haven't cracked open a stylebook for several years - journalism friends, please correct me if the AP has changed this rule.)

No male admirers came forward today, which I guess is the point of this fortune - if one does exist, he is concealing his affection for me. I could speculate about the guys in my life who may be concealing affections for me but... I don't wanna.

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