Date: Thu Mar 1 11:12:28 2007

Author: Bernard Cleyet

Subject: Re: LabGuy Rot Suggestions

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And a dog litter box would be less vile?

bc, has an outdoor cat and thinks dogs are obscene

Sam Sampere wrote:

> I know it's gender and not sex. But masculine still carries sexual
> connotations. "Hey, Machele, you're looking quite masculine today"
> would get me quite an ass-whoopin' I'm sure! And I know women who are
> offended when men refer to their machines as feminine objects. They
> (males ony): Ils. They (females only): elles. They (mixed group): Ils.
> Oh, back to the masculine form. Why can't we agree on such kinds of
> terms in English? English does evolve, it hasn't remained stagnant. So
> why can't a mixed group be called guys and not offend anyone?
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> So, cannot 'guys' be the name for 'people' and it happens to be
> masculine? I'd say gals, but women get upset with that one, too? In
> the end, there's no winning here!
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> For the record, I hate cats! Their litter boxes are the most vile
> things... yuck. I won't ever own a cat.
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> But if 'we' decide to call ourselves cats, I won't stand in the way.
> There has been way too much talk of this already!
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> That's all,
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> Sam
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> p.s. what language has 20 genders?? Talk about confusion!
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And a dog litter box would be less vile?

bc, has an outdoor cat and thinks dogs are obscene

Sam Sampere wrote:















I know it’s
gender and not sex. But
masculine still carries sexual connotations. “Hey, Machele, you’re
looking
quite masculine today” would get me quite an ass-whoopin’ I’m
sure! And I know women who are offended when men refer to their
machines as
feminine objects. They (males ony): Ils. They (females only): elles.
They (mixed
group): Ils. Oh, back to the masculine form. Why can’t we agree on such
kinds of terms in English? English does evolve, it hasn’t remained
stagnant. So why can’t a mixed group be called guys and not offend
anyone?

So, cannot
‘guys’ be the name
for ‘people’ and it happens to be masculine? I’d say gals,
but women get upset with that one, too? In the end, there’s no winning
here!

For the
record, I hate cats! Their litter
boxes are the most vile things… yuck. I won’t ever own a cat.

But if ‘we’
decide to call
ourselves cats, I won’t stand in the way. There has been way too much
talk of this already!

That’s all,

Sam

p.s. what
language has 20 genders?? Talk
about confusion!



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