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    Just a note about gender-neutral pronouns

    Hey, just wanted everyone to know I'm switching to gender-neutral pronouns here. It might take me a bit to get used to, but I didn't want any old-school grammar nazis giving me grief for "they" when referring to any particular member.

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    I got static for referring to "asking Mr. Google" from a feminist so I asked Mx. Google what the correct honorific to genderlessly replace the Mr./Miss./Mrs./Ms. thing and they told me Mx.

    The only problem is that it seems that only Mx. Google and I know that so I feel your pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    Hey, just wanted everyone to know I'm switching to gender-neutral pronouns here. It might take me a bit to get used to, but I didn't want any old-school grammar nazis giving me grief for "they" when referring to any particular member.

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    Mr. Davocrat,

    You mean like "it"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Davocrat,

    You mean like "it"?
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    Dear Ms. Kallie:

    I am writing this communique in the form of a "business letter." You'll note that the salutation uses a colon instead of the comma, which is used in a "friendly letter." You will also note that there are no paragraph indentions in a business letter.

    While I find the use of a formal letter of any style cumbersome on a digital medium designed for quick notes, easily understood as responses to an earlier statement, I will indulge your preference as a means of demonstrating how tiresome it is.

    That said, I can see no situation in which I would refer to any fellow human using the pronoun, "it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
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    Dear Ms. Kallie:

    I am writing this communique in the form of a "business letter." You'll note that the salutation uses a colon instead of the comma, which is used in a "friendly letter." You will also note that there are no paragraph indentions in a business letter.

    While I find the use of a formal letter of any style cumbersome on a digital medium designed for quick notes, easily understood as responses to an earlier statement, I will indulge your preference as a means of demonstrating how tiresome it is.

    That said, I can see no situation in which I would refer to any fellow human using the pronoun, "it."

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    Mr. Dave,

    But isn't "it" a gender neutral pronoun?

    As in "the baby had its first taste of candy"

    or "were took our dog to the vet because it was acting funny."

    or "Davocrat seems to have a chip on its shoulder....

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    ill stick with the gender neutral "it" when someone is uptight about being mislabeled. No chance of misgendering with the universally understood.... it

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    ill stick with the gender neutral "it" when someone is uptight about being mislabeled. No chance of misgendering with the universally understood.... it
    Heh-heh... right on time.
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    So what is the point of being gender neutral?

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    ill stick with the gender neutral "it" when someone is uptight about being mislabeled. No chance of misgendering with the universally understood.... it
    Why would a man feel offended by being a he, him, Mr ?

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    I asked Mx. Google again and ze said that "ze" was the gender neutral replacement for he and she.
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