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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 4714525 times)

WillowLuman

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76290 on: June 15, 2014, 06:16:04 pm »

I use "they" in speech, but while rapidly typing I confess I often default to "he" because it's the shortest pronoun. And for no other reason. For spoken English, "they" is undoubtedly the gender-neutral singular.

I say dude to men and women, because, to me, dude is just what you call someone.

Not like I use dude very often.
At least around here, "dude" seems to be neutral. "Guys" is borderline, in some contexts.

Personally, I imagine one day we can live in a genderless society, but then again I'm a sexless robot.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76291 on: June 15, 2014, 06:40:16 pm »

In my experience, "guys" is fairly often neutral. People try to say they use "dude" as gender neutral, but they always use it to refer to guys more than girls. I've never met anyone who uses "dude" to refer to women just as often as they do to men, and I know a lot of people who use that word.

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76292 on: June 15, 2014, 06:44:02 pm »

I know owlga uses it all the fucking time like that. She says "Dude" at least nine out of ten times instead of my name, and that's because we're married even. Heh
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76293 on: June 15, 2014, 06:47:36 pm »

A friend of mine does, but that probably has something to do with her explicitly wanting to spread its usage as a gender-neutral term (which is ironic, as she once objected to me calling her a bastard, saying that was a gendered term, which it is not even in the historical sense).
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76294 on: June 15, 2014, 06:51:03 pm »

I use "guy" as a gender neutral term, and "dude" is male.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76295 on: June 15, 2014, 06:58:08 pm »

Yes, it does. In German (as I recall), words come in Male, Female, and Plural Female. I've heard Plural sometimes called Machine as well, as it tends to apply to them. Which I think means that a literal translation would result in you referring to your car as being multiple women in English.
I can't help but imagine this as a bunch of women crammed under the hood, turning the wheels or whatever. This is the real secret of German engineering.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76296 on: June 15, 2014, 07:02:31 pm »

Yes, it does. In German (as I recall), words come in Male, Female, and Plural Female. I've heard Plural sometimes called Machine as well, as it tends to apply to them. Which I think means that a literal translation would result in you referring to your car as being multiple women in English.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76297 on: June 15, 2014, 07:38:41 pm »

In my experience, "guys" is fairly often neutral. People try to say they use "dude" as gender neutral, but they always use it to refer to guys more than girls. I've never met anyone who uses "dude" to refer to women just as often as they do to men, and I know a lot of people who use that word.

You just used guys to refer to males in a very non-neutral fashion :P

To me, they're both male, but meh. I go with whatever the person saying it meant.

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76298 on: June 15, 2014, 07:49:47 pm »

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76299 on: June 15, 2014, 08:36:51 pm »

What you should of done is asked them about what would happen if you put a giant fan on a sailboat. 
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76300 on: June 15, 2014, 08:41:34 pm »

GWG is gone, and... Instantly everyone is badmouthing the guy. Like, sentence after "We'll all miss him" is "Thank god that ass is finally gone" instant.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76301 on: June 15, 2014, 08:43:47 pm »

GWG is gone, and... Instantly everyone is badmouthing the guy. Like, sentence after "We'll all miss him" is "Thank god that ass is finally gone" instant.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76302 on: June 15, 2014, 08:44:33 pm »

Aw crap, that RTD I'm probably never going to update is down a player now.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76303 on: June 15, 2014, 08:45:21 pm »

I'm not entirely sure you understand the depth of silent (and open) resentment that several of the people who interacted with him built up due to his conversational style. He was polarizing to say the least.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #76304 on: June 15, 2014, 08:46:28 pm »

I'm not saying he's an awesome, perfect guy, but it's just... Jeez.

Another question... Why wait until he's gone for all this?

Ninja'ed: Yes, I know he was a jerk, but still. It's just overwhelming.
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