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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by kgruber, Sep 8, 2021.
I really feel bad the kids nowadays have to grow up with this nonsense.
It's been happening for a long time. When I was a kid in the 60s, they changed History to "Social Studies" and English to "Language Arts".
The title was stewardess when the passengers still showed up wearing hats and coats.
Technically, 'steward' refers to the person providing provisions to a passenger, the job of the cabin crew certainly goes beyond that. I am just not sure that 'attendant' was ever much of an improvement, and 'cabin crew' is about as bland as it gets.
Have you noticed math is now “maths”? Plural? What’s with that?!
Channeling the UK?
Have you noticed two or more aircraft are now aircrafts?
Yeah, but you knew the hassle when you took the big money..
In that case, from now on, please refer to me as Chief Kamanawanalea.
The salary is definitely noteworthy!
Henceforth, you shall refer to me as...El Conquistador.
I'll call you anything you want but don't anyone call me late for dinner....
About the same time that a request became an 'ask'.
"Math" is short for "mathematics", right?
So maybe the UK had it right all along?
There are some who call me...'Tim'.
Thanks. Never heard of Anthony Jeselnik. Now I have. I like this guy.
What pray tell are they calling Librarians?
No, not really, I hope.
We need a National Remember the Stews Day. Flight attendants, dudes and dudettes alike can dress anyway they want that day.
I guess that’s better than an “axe”.
When I was a kid in the 90s, History was History and English was English.
You're damn right we did.
It boggles the mind to think that there are adults in the day and age that can't quite understand that you might not want to explicitly include gender in a job title.
Really? You can memorize every ****ing color of a flashing light at an airport but can't handle the reclassification of 'Stewardess' to 'Cabin crew'?
They don't change the color of the flashing lights at airports every 15 years or so.
It's a matter of primacy, not disrespect. Once a brain learns a thing one way, it's a fair bit of effort to re-learn it a different way and not use it the old way. Particularly if the change is arbitrary, which your example is not. Brains are frikkin lazy.
I agree, but would add that I think the change from 'flight attendant' to 'cabin crew' is arbitrary and not one I'm going to make much effort to remember.
Fifteen years ago was 2006. No one was using the word "stewardess" then.
They were called flight attendants when I was a kid in the 80s. That was 40 years ago. It doesn't take 40 years to learn a word.
Boobies (harkening WAY back to 2016 or so). Just did a POA search for this word and got over 10 pages of hits. It sounds more offensive today than it did 5 years ago...
I refuse to use anything else.
I haven’t heard about this. What’s the ‘new’ way?
I refuse. That’s where I draw a line.
It’s sex - what you were born as, biologically- not gender. And it’s a real thing and many many many cultures over the centuries has specifically had sex-based language. The feigned offenses of people that want to celebrate their achievements on the basis of sex, but then want equality are hypocritical and arbitrary.
I don’t get tired of people making accurate observations about my brown hair and lighter skin and making an accurate description of me. If steward, or stewardess offends you, there’s honestly something wrong with you just as much as if you think it’s wrong to say boy or a girl about specific kids on the playground.
Oh great sorcerer…
Some people call me Maurice
My brother in law works for Microsoft. They are now required to put preferred pronouns in their e-mail signatures, voicemail greetings and when they introduce themselves in Team (Zoom) meetings. So like “he/him”, “she/her” or any of the 3rd person variations. What happened to just using names? Is it really that hard?
Hm, I guess I’m not smart enough to know the difference. LOL
I see what you did there.
Maybe they realized it was a stupid experiment, like the new "maths".
In Oreeegon (where I was born.....can I say that?) You don't need to learn maths or reading.