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You can be fined $250,000 for not calling people ‘ze’ or ‘hir,’ pronouns if they demand

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posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6


Since I don't wear a uniform, I get "hey you" a lot more than I get "officer" and I'm glad for it. But if you go out of your way to be disrespectful towards anybody, cop or not, why should you expect to get treated with respect regardless?

You're the one said "Hey you, works" on page one.

But got incensed I see. Whenever I dealt directly with the law I called them sir, or officer. Hey you, doesn't work.




posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Augustus thought Augustus wrote without pronouns, but little did Augustus realize, that Augustus had used pronouns the whole time. Edit: I cannot even do it.
edit on 5-12-2016 by LesMisanthrope because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Dang, I lurk too much.
Saw the comment & new avatar, scanned up because i knew it had to be AM.

Qoute(ish) thing I love;

"There are two types of people, those who can extrapolate inforamtion...."

D



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

But you used pronouns. "You" is a pronoun.


Now you're just being intentionally petty with your semantic arguments. We all know we are specifically talking about gendered pronouns (and actively non-binary ones, as well).

"Me" and "you" were never part of the discussion nor controversial... unless solipsism gets your motor running (which I suspect is true).



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Augustus, talking in the third person which he found annoying, used only personal pronouns when he explained his position to the morally outraged LesMis, who, unawares that the conversation was about gender-specific pronouns, acted the fool.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

You said "he" and "his". Pronouns. Superfluous ones....
edit on 5-12-2016 by LesMisanthrope because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: ISeeTheFnords

Hey, good to see you around.

(My new gender-neutral greeting)



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
You said "he" and "his". Pronouns. Superfluous ones....


That was in reference to me.









edit on 5-12-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Zazz 2020!



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I prefer his majesty from here on out.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yes, even though I also don't have any orange t-shirts and wasn't planning on ever wearing one, or buying any. but if it was indeed illegal to wear one i'd be annoyed a bit.
edit on 5-12-2016 by omniEther because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: omniEther

Wha?



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

But you used pronouns. "You" is a pronoun.


Now you're just being intentionally petty with your semantic arguments. We all know we are specifically talking about gendered pronouns (and actively non-binary ones, as well).

"Me" and "you" were never part of the discussion nor controversial... unless solipsism gets your motor running (which I suspect is true).


I'm speaking of grammar. It's not my fault you all are speaking in the first and second person, where gendered pronouns do not apply. You're not even being intentially petty.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
You're not even being intentially petty.


Then you give me waaaaaay too much credit.




posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Try English Prime.

No use of the verb "Be", or "To be"

Nothing is, because "Is" is to "Be"

I imagine you may have, as my 1st source is RAW(RIP).
2nd (1st) source, Alfred Korzybski.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:52 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
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It's not my fault you all are speaking in the first and second person, where gendered pronouns do not apply.


And how else do you think people normally conversate?



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:52 PM
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I want to be called lord,king,doctor,president,demi god!



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
You're not even being intentially petty.


Then you give me waaaaaay too much credit.



Or not enough. A famous definition of a gentleman: someone who never gives offence unintentionally.
edit on 5-12-2016 by LesMisanthrope because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:54 PM
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Eleven pages of circular semantics...

Weeeeeeeee !




posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

That's why I asked "what if you were speaking to someone else?"



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
That's why I asked "what if you were speaking to someone else?"


I am always speaking to someone else.

I am still waiting for a real world example of where I could not use someone's name and had to say 'he' or 'she'.




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