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Using he or she in sentences is politically incorrect

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by osgart, Jan 28, 2022.

  1. idea

    idea Question Everything

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    That's the point - for people, it's safer to keep it generic, they/them covers everyone and you don't have to worry about anything.
     
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    What if a person has expressed a preferred pronoun that isn't neutral?
     
  3. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Northern scum

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    You wouldn't want me any other way.
     
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  4. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I'll call you little buster!
     
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  5. idea

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    Until you know, use they/them. After you know, use what they prefer.
     
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  6. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    People very definitely get way too offended over being asked not to use a specific pronoun, I agree.

    Can you explain why this is even an actual problem?
    Does it cause you pain? Does it offend your pride or your religion?
     
  7. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    It irritates me that people are so easily offended. Especially when I'm accustomed to a certain language usage all my life. No false pride, and no religion to speak of. It's not that important.

    I can live with it.
     
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  8. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    A language that remains stagnant is a language which dies.
    Do you really think your parents understood all the slang you and your friends used to use?
    Welcome to the rite of passage known as “language passing you by.” I experienced it not too long ago, speaking to my younger nephew and his friends
     
  9. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Then I'll just have to be stubborn, old, and grouchy and stick to my ways, lol.
     
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  10. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Oh you grumpy old man, you :p
     
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  11. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    Me too. I find this entire thread highly irritating, in fact.
     
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    I find rashes irritating.
     
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  13. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    Ah, rashes, another example of political correctness gone too far!
     
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  14. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Yeah I had to share my irritation with the world. I should have thought it through. Lol.
     
  15. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    It must be true bliss to have so few real problems that one has to create imaginary ones.
     
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  16. JustGeorge

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    ....sometimes imaginary ones are more fun... :(
     
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  17. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    Fair point.
     
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