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You could have said “his or her PRL club”, but would have undoubtedly been listed for crucifixion because you didn’t find a way to include those who have decided that they are no longer a “he” or a “she”, and clearly therefore must be an “it”.A38 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:34 pmAn abacus for each FD who is trying to balance the books in their* PRL club.
(*apologies for using this modern usage. It usually upsets me as it's the use of a plural where a singular is intended. Generations ago I would have written "his club" and later it would have been "his/her club" but now it's "their club")
... and I'm sorry for being flippant, but I note you are a Sale fan and find some difficulty trying to imagine Dimes struggling with his (her?) gender identity.dinogyro wrote: ↑Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:22 pmSorry to butt in on 'your' board, but you seem upset about this. I don't like deliberate 'mangling' (if I may say that) of the English language, but 'their' seems to work okay and if it pleases someone who does not identify as either a he or she, wouldn't that be a nice thing to do? Let's try and be nice to each other.
That's fine. The language (and the species) evolves. They are living things. I was thrown into complete confusion when I met someone transitioning. Maybe we have to accept change, even if we don't like it. I include myself in that last statement.
Just to say I was not offended. I won't bother coming back and trying to spread a little compassion.ROLLO wrote: ↑Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:06 pmThis topic has been taken completly off piste by the not usual interuption of someone having to make a point which was not nesessary about comments that were not nasty , but offence has been willingly taken. How boring.
Back on topic I would suggest a spoonful of sugar which helps the medicine go down for Sarries in the Championship.
As an aside I have often wondered this. I am perfectly happy that people identify as they wish to identify - however, I have long wondered when we are in posession of a perfectly servieable genderless third party pronoun in 'their/they', why bother with all of the he/she/him/her optioneering if there is a multitude or uncertainty over gender preference.dinogyro wrote: ↑Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:22 pmSorry to butt in on 'your' board, but you seem upset about this. I don't like deliberate 'mangling' (if I may say that) of the English language, but 'their' seems to work okay and if it pleases someone who does not identify as either a he or she, wouldn't that be a nice thing to do? Let's try and be nice to each other.
Thanks MikeGC, count me among the 75+
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