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Odibex Grallspice:
I'm sure this's been addressed, but I was wondering today about the "gender neutral" language we're supposed to've been using for the past 20 or 30 years, and how that jibes out with Spanish and the other romance languages, where every noun is (seemingly randomly) gendered, i.e., "el" for "male" things and "la" for "female" things, etc? I'm very ignorant in this field so please don't ridicule me.

chaotic neutral observer:

--- Quote from: Odibex Grallspice on May 03, 2020, 01:20:37 pm ---I was wondering today about the "gender neutral" language we're supposed to've been using for the past 20 or 30 years,

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I don't believe that's actually a thing, although sometimes right-wing morons bring it up as an example of how they're being oppressed.


--- Quote ---please don't ridicule me.

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You must be new here.

Doktor Howl:

--- Quote from: Odibex Grallspice on May 03, 2020, 01:20:37 pm ---I'm very ignorant in this field so please don't ridicule me.

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:jihaad:

altered:

--- Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 04, 2020, 02:01:17 am ---
--- Quote from: Odibex Grallspice on May 03, 2020, 01:20:37 pm ---I'm very ignorant in this field so please don't ridicule me.

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:jihaad:

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I would, but I canít. I promised not to shit my pants until after I leave this state. And this is something that can only be responded to with shat pants.

Odibex Grallspice:

--- Quote from: chaotic neutral observer on May 03, 2020, 03:04:35 pm ---I don't believe that's actually a thing, although sometimes right-wing morons bring it up as an example of how they're being oppressed.

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if you're not aware about it you're a step behind the right-wing morons who at least know of it. I call the person who delivers my dark web drugs as a "carrier", rather than what I did when I was younger, a "mailman". that makes sense to me. on the other hand I'm not going to say "humankind" instead of "mankind" becasue that's not a word

I have a PDF here from NOVA Southeastern University, which advises me to refer to "the common man" as "the average person" or "ordinary people". this kind of thing to me seems technically legit, but I can't be arsed to retrain my language processing.. thing. there's plenty folks who think language has a big role on how we perceive reality, and on the articulation of our societies. a William Burroughs referred to "Language is a virus", and.. even disregarding this perspective, I think it foolish to poo poo the role language plays in a peoples. that said, I, personally, think trying to change what a word means is a most inefficient means of effecting change (for insistence, insisting "racism" means "institutional" or "systemic" racism).

it may not be a top-of-mind, hot button, guaranteed-validation-generating issue, but it's most certainly a thing, one that the right's mocking of doesn't make nonextant. and yes I am new here in that I can view things anew, without the accumulated toxin-baises of someone who has been loitering about the various stratum for some time now. none of this has anything to do with my comment.

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