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    Gender neutral terms

    Why is it that some groups are attempting to eliminate gender specific terms while the same groups honor a distinction between gay and lesbian?
    It's an upside down world we live in.

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    Well thats because they are idiots
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    I posted about this a while back.
    Did a no AC call in a gay bar. While there, I became aware of the movement to eliminate such terms as "he" and "she". This particular group wanted the standard to be "them" or "me". Apperantly they consider such terms derogatory.
    This has to be stopped. If allowed to continue, we are all going to wind up without an identity. And we are headed that way. Look at the way gays and lesbians were treated back in the 50s and 60s vs today. Now, don't cut me down as some anti gay backwoods idiot. If you want to go be gay, then have at it. But it sure isn't going to come at the expense of my quality of life.
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    Why would I care how they want to be addressed. If they want to be called he, I'll call them so, same the other way around.

    These people are such a minority, why even get involved in it. Call them what they want to be called, who cares.

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    I think I'm going to keep calling them what I want to call them - I don't take my cues from their confusions. Although, in return they are free to call me whatever they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royc View Post
    Why would I care how they want to be addressed. If they want to be called he, I'll call them so, same the other way around.

    These people are such a minority, why even get involved in it. Call them what they want to be called, who cares.

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    Thanks for all y'all's comments.
    It's an upside down world we live in.

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    Queers

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    That's what my dad called them. He told me to look it up in the dictionary. Seemed to fit. As I remember, at the time, the definition was something like 'odd or unusual'. Seemed perfectly respectful to me.

    Many months ago I had someone correct me [while on the job] on how to address them. He was a flaming faggot. I just stared at him. Thinking of how to respond. But everything that went through my head would not likely have been in my companies best interest. I just stood there trying to think of a response that would be acceptable. Kept staring at the guy.

    I think he kinda started to get freaked out. Like maybe I was gonna cut loose on him. But seriously, I just couldn't think of anything polite to say. So I kept staring at him. He finally asked me if he would like it if he showed me to the equipment.

    And yes, that was in San Francisco, LOL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by royc View Post
    Why would I care how they want to be addressed. If they want to be called he, I'll call them so, same the other way around.

    These people are such a minority, why even get involved in it. Call them what they want to be called, who cares.

    Roy
    well they need to wear signs then,,,, there's no way that bunch of whiners will be able to agree on just one word
    if corny was a part on a washing machine,,, he'd be the agitator

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    I don't think you got the message, if they look female call them she, if they look male call them he.

    Unless otherwise notified.

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    Keep in mind that the millennials are growing up with over 50 terms for gender specific's on Facebook.

    It is no longer as simple as he and she.

    I mean, you know, for those that care. And personally, I'm not one of those that care.


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    I don't think you got the message, if the look female call them she, if they look male call them he.

    Unless otherwise notified.

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    Since trump is in...I guess we don't have to be PC...a queer is still a queer and a trans is a freak.
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    I wish I knew as much as when I was eighteen and I'm glad I don't let past my teeth what I did then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Many months ago I had someone correct me [while on the job] on how to address them. He was a flaming faggot. I just stared at him. Thinking of how to respond. But everything that went through my head would not likely have been in my companies best interest. I just stood there trying to think of a response that would be acceptable. Kept staring at the guy.

    I think he kinda started to get freaked out. Like maybe I was gonna cut loose on him. But seriously, I just couldn't think of anything polite to say. So I kept staring at him. He finally asked me if he would like it if he showed me to the equipment.

    And yes, that was in San Francisco, LOL.
    Lmao

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    This reminds me: on Halloween my youngest daughter; 28, was out front with me for the hot dog event. Late in the evening; about 7:30P two young boys came by and I gave my standard: Hey! How about a hot dog? Halloween greeting. I would guesstimate them to be about 12-13 years old.

    They appeared to be wearing no costume and I also said:

    So what are you two disguised as?

    (no answer)

    Wait; don't tell me . . . . let me guess . . .

    (no verbal response)

    Oh! I've got it! Young boys! You are both disguised as young boys! Am I right?

    (no response and they wandered off each eating a hot dog)

    After they were out of earshot my daughter said:

    That was kind of creepy.

    What was?

    You calling them young boys.

    Were they something else?

    It was just creepy.

    In what way?

    (in a weirdly leery voice) Hey young boys - how about a hot dog?

    You are retarted. How could you possibly make anything even slightly creepy out of anything I said?

    Well; it just was. You shouldn't have called them "young boys".

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    And the fact is: it wasn't and it isn't. They were, in specific fact; young boys. My mentioning of that obvious fact carries no more weight than the plain words themselves.

    So now I cannot plainly state the obvious? Because some idiot might be offended by it? How is their moronic reaction my responsibility?

    I say we start a new program in our schools: How to knock the sh!t out of bullies. How about: always hit them hard, fast, and First - that way there's no confusion about your position on the matter. <g>

    They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions but I'm starting to think that it's paved with eggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    This reminds me: on Halloween my youngest daughter; 28, was out front with me for the hot dog event. Late in the evening; about 7:30P two young boys came by and I gave my standard: Hey! How about a hot dog? Halloween greeting. I would guesstimate them to be about 12-13 years old.

    They appeared to be wearing no costume and I also said:

    So what are you two disguised as?

    (no answer)

    Wait; don't tell me . . . . let me guess . . .

    (no verbal response)

    Oh! I've got it! Young boys! You are both disguised as young boys! Am I right?

    (no response and they wandered off each eating a hot dog)

    After they were out of earshot my daughter said:

    That was kind of creepy.

    What was?

    You calling them young boys.

    Were they something else?

    It was just creepy.

    In what way?

    (in a weirdly leery voice) Hey young boys - how about a hot dog?

    You are retarted. How could you possibly make anything even slightly creepy out of anything I said?

    Well; it just was. You shouldn't have called them "young boys".

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    And the fact is: it wasn't and it isn't. They were, in specific fact; young boys. My mentioning of that obvious fact carries no more weight than the plain words themselves.

    So now I cannot plainly state the obvious? Because some idiot might be offended by it? How is their moronic reaction my responsibility?

    I say we start a new program in our schools: How to knock the sh!t out of bullies. How about: always hit them hard, fast, and First - that way there's no confusion about your position on the matter. <g>

    They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions but I'm starting to think that it's paved with eggs.


    Not so sure I would be sharing my hot dog with young boys.

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    Everyone gets their own hotdog at my house on Halloween. Even some muslim kids as I serve all beef. But no; no sharing.

    Although wait; I did share little pieces of some of mine with puppies. I usually save the hotdogs that small children drop on the ground for feeding to dogs. But if there are none at the time the puppies show up I still give them at least something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Not so sure I would be sharing my hot dog with young boys.
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