Are we not species?

From Peter Musial

I think you should add “the male species” to your list. Males
or females are not species in themselves. I hate constantly reading
this phrase.

One thought on “Are we not species?

  1. When referring to humans, surely “the male species” (or “female species”) is used ironically. It’s overused of course, and as irony goes it’s not especially cutting, but there are so many phrases that are picked on by language mavens who fail to see the irony.