Нижеследующий текст вызывает у меня две реакции: "вот как спеки-то писать надобно!" и "вот она, правильная политическая корректность".
Sec.2. And it will be further enacted, That in all acts hereafter passed words importing the singular number may extend and be applied to several persons or things; words importing the plural number may include the singular; words importing the masculine gender may be applied to females; the words “insane person” and “lunatic” shall include every idiot, non-compos, lunatic, and insane person; and the word “person” may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and the reference to any officer shall include any person authorized by law to perform the duties of such office, unless the context shows that such words were intended to be used in a more limited sense; and the word “oath” shall include “affirmation” in cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word “sworn” shall include the word “affirmed”.
P.S. Ах да, конечно же, это рифмуется с RFC 2119, "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels".