And neither are you. The use of this politically correct “fisher” term is driving me nuts. (Maybe I’m a little high-strung.)
Apparently the news folks who use the word can’t write “fisherman” because that’s sexist. They can’t write the word “angler” because they’ve apparently never heard of it. Or maybe they use it because they never knew anyone who caught anything â€“ they just “fished.” Drowned a worm for an hour, then left the bank.
A fisher, to us outdoor types, is a member of the weasel family. That’s right: “A carnivorous mammal (Martes pennanti) of northern North America, having thick, dark-brown fur.”
This also leads me to an issue with news reporters calling poachers “hunters” â€“ as in, “Hunter arrested for killing four illegal elk” or whatever â€“ but I’ll stop here. Sorta. The mass media continue to not do us outdoor types any favors.