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Old 6th May 2019, 04:34 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by Klimax View Post
How the hell did you get that out of my post is beyond any understanding. And you want to change language…

In no way, shape or form did I said that nor even implied that.

Is there there some kind of award for biggest miss of point of year?
Your post implied - no, it outright declared - that gender neutral language was a nonproblem and that there were more important things to care about.

It's a problem, as I have taken pains to illustrate. It's a small one compared to some, but it's possible to work on this problem without ignoring others.
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Old 8th May 2019, 01:47 AM   #122
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It is a fact that style guides mean nothing when it comes to everyday language. They can insist on some rule or other until the compilers are blue in the face, but they won't change how people speak, nor indeed how many - even professionals - write.

It's interesting that people have resorted to "style guides says this" as if it's the final word, without actually considering why they say it, especially when it is contrary to real life speech and written usage.
Er... the style guides were brought up to counter the "argument" that "we've always used she, everyone uses she"...
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Old 12th May 2019, 12:53 PM   #123
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Your post implied - no, it outright declared - that gender neutral language was a nonproblem and that there were more important things to care about.

It's a problem, as I have taken pains to illustrate. It's a small one compared to some, but it's possible to work on this problem without ignoring others.
Correct, which is also completely different and very far from "As though it's true that problems can only be solved one at a time.".

As for your "problem", just bald assertion that there is problem with "gendered" language. So far I am not going to even grant that idiocy "small problem" status. It is so far manufactured/made up problem, nothing more.
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Correct, which is also completely different and very far from "As though it's true that problems can only be solved one at a time.".

As for your "problem", just bald assertion that there is problem with "gendered" language. So far I am not going to even grant that idiocy "small problem" status. It is so far manufactured/made up problem, nothing more.
Wow, it's like I didn't even spend an hour composing a post arguing my position.
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