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Student penalized for using word ‘man’ on his essay

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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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How dare he write this on his paper, water is a thing prior to man, he should have used "humankind".


At the University of Florida, a student was recently penalized for writing “man” instead of “humankind” in a class paper.

History major Martin Poirier wrote “Water is a thing prior to man” on a paper for a history class called “History of Water.”


Of course the professor Jack Davis, basically wrote to use humankind, it is "exercise and inclusion". The professor also said the usage followed in the discipline of history. What?, he lost me.


Davis circled “man” and referenced his Writing Mechanics Exercise #20, which draws a distinction between “mankind” and “humankind.”

Davis defended the penalization in an email to The College Fix. He explained that the “exercise and inclusion of ‘humankind’ are consistent with the Chicago Manual of Style, the style and the usage guide followed in the discipline of history.”


Professor smarty pants defended penalizing the paper wrote by a student and said it's not the enforce political correctness......

www.thecollegefix.com...
Davis also said the exercise is “not to enforce political correctness” but is “both a grammar refresher and a style and user guide.”

It was also not for the use “man” alone that Poirier lost points. Rather, Davis explained to The Fix that students lose points when they don’t follow two or more standards.




posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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Oh my....

The autocratic newspeak, oops I mean political correctness is strong in that one...



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Jack DAVIS?
THE MAD artist?
OR a REALLY ironic coincedence?



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: markosity1973

New speak.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Allan Bloom, we miss and need you now.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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At the University of Florida, a student was recently penalized for writing “man” instead of “humankind” in a class paper.


No one really likes grammar nazis.




posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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I don't see the problem. Mankind is an outdated term and people are supposed to learn to use correct English in college. I guess your local dialect might use the term "man" interchangeably with "human" but you can't speak like that in a professional setting. It's pretty much like ebonics



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

the student should have quoted the big lebowski: yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: markosity1973

New speak.


Aha! I take your grammar Nazism and play my Trump card (the playing card, not the president, lol)

I present to the world Newspeak, from George Orwell's 1984


Newspeak was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism. In the year 1984 there was not as yet anyone who used Newspeak as his sole means of communication, either in speech or writing. The leading articles in the Times were written in it, but this was a tour de force which could only be carried out by a specialist. It was expected that Newspeak would have finally superseded Oldspeak (or Standard English, as we should call it) by about the year 2050. Meanwhile it gained ground steadily, all Party members tending to use Newspeak words and grammatical constructions more and more in their everyday speech. The version in use in 1984, and embodied in the Ninth and Tenth Editions of the Newspeak Dictionary, was a provisional one, and contained many superfluous words and archaic formations which were due to be suppressed later. It is with the final, perfected version, as embodied in the Eleventh Edition of the Dictionary, that we are concerned here.


orwell.ru...

You Oldspeak dinosaur you



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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Remember when "mankind" was an all inclusive term that unified all aspects of humanity? Good times.

The more we pick apart language, the worse it gets. I'm beginning to believe that we are witnessing the tower of Babel being torn asunder yet again in a figurative sense. Language, with it's nuances, regional dialects, addages, and qwerk has somehow become inadequate in the conveyance of ideas.

While the ideas do often have merit, the latent offense taken by a vocal minority drowns out any and all value of virtually every discussion.

Tread lightly my friends.

Or don't and just have fun with it.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:58 PM
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Wasn't it Armstrong on the moon that said and I quote 'For ALL mankind' ?

Pretty sure he meant womeness's too.

Since hollywood made a movie about them, and their number crunching.
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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: RedDragon
I don't see the problem. Mankind is an outdated term and people are supposed to learn to use correct English in college. I guess your local dialect might use the term "man" interchangeably with "human" but you can't speak like that in a professional setting. It's pretty much like ebonics



Well the truth is that the term "mankind" or "man" as in mankind is only obsolete to a bunch of gender bigots. Man means nothing political. You have like male and female.....both male really as man, human ect. Its only a problem to a bunch of nut jobs and bitc##s and female elevationist....not equal rights mind you but promotion of the female above male.
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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: Logarock

originally posted by: RedDragon
I don't see the problem. Mankind is an outdated term and people are supposed to learn to use correct English in college. I guess your local dialect might use the term "man" interchangeably with "human" but you can't speak like that in a professional setting. It's pretty much like ebonics



Well the truth is that the term "mankind" or "man" as in mankind is only obsolete to a bunch of gender bigots. Man means nothing political. You have like male and female.....both male really as man, human ect. Its only a problem to a bunch of nut jobs and bitc##s.


Throw transgenderism in to the mix and watch their heads explode.

Since one can turn oneself in to the other.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: neo96

They only broadcast a small portion of what was actually said by the dude. It was later edited down for broadcast purposes. The quote was originally " That is one giant leap for man, because the hippies, queers, furries, thugs, trannies, druggies, and other degenerates are too self absorbed to be up here in space doing this for themselves. So booyah! White male privilege won the effing moon! Get over yourselves!"

It was something like that.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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I'm calling the silly police.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: RedDragon

No, it is nothing like Ebonics. Human contains the word man/women same deal. These professors are going to be looking for work in the near future. The need for this style of education is almost done.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Racist-or sexist-or wordist.


'That's one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind ...



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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what a wuss teacher. a true pu$$y.
whenever anyone tells me not to do something based on leftist 'morals' oh i do it overtime on purpose to prove how pathetic they are.

much like how its racist to use the ok symbol now!
LMFAO



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: dantanna

No you misunderstand, the professor said it isn't about political correctness.

To everyone else It just seems like it is about political correctness.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 08:35 PM
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It's times like these that I wish George Carlin was still around...
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