Okay, call me sexist, rascist, homophobe, xenophobe........

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  1. hindsight2020

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    Wait, slam mat went out of favor? Im getting old.
     
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    Language is what people actually use, not what someone decides they should use. And 99+% of the times I see the word "offended" online come from people claiming other people are offended, not saying they're offended themselves. I assume that somewhere in a basement in Iowa or New Jersey is the person who actually says they're offended, and the rest of the noise is talk TV and radio hosts complaining about that person. :)
     
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    Yeah, it seems to me that changing the names is a pretense, because it doesn't change the fact that our calendar is based on the presumed date of a religious event.
     
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    Forget all this new BC/AD or BCE/CE stuff — let's go back to the Roman AUC (ab urbe condita — since the founding of the City). Or we could go with the French Republic Calendar from their revolution. Or maybe we could just all agree across Christendom when Easter is? People love debating about calendars, and always have.
     
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    I don't know what would be wrong with using "steward" for a male flight attendant/cabin crew member/whatever, other than the fact that it involves admitting that gender exists.

    On the other hand, the switch to a gender-neutral term avoids any need for a cumbersome practice of writing "steward or stewardess."
     
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    I'm amused by food stores that refer to employees as "team members," and customers as "guests." If I'm a "guest," where's my bed? ;)
     
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    Human>>humanity>>could it be. Could we be so lucky as to find a meme or something that has a reporter screaming ‘oh the hupersonity’ when the Hindenburg lights off. No, but, it is a word
    https://www.takimag.com/article/oh_the_hupersonity_theodore_dalrymple/
     
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    And why are they charging me for my food?
     
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    Men aren’t femal… wait that has male in it, men aren’t wome… wait that has men… ah, ladies works, right?
     
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    They're going to love it when they find out about master and slave hard drives! (Or do those exist anymore?)
     
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    OK, but they're they're fun to complain about!

    And get off my lawn!
     
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    Or 'cast members' at Disney...
     
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    :confused2::confused2::confused2:

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    That's the British usage. I'm guessing that it's short for "mathematics."
     
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    I know right...and caucasian has 'asian' in it.
    And also, a very male term, but I won't go there ;)


    As much as I like bicchy coke machine, I may just start saying "hey Stewie"

    probably get this look..

    [​IMG]
     
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    As long as you don't worry about lads being a part of the word.
     
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    That's one of my pet peeves.
     
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    Mayan Calendar?
     
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    And just what do you have against pets?!?
     
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    Interesting. I learned BCE and CE (in addition to BC and AD) growing up but that's because I'm Jewish and that's where the terms originated some time in the 1700s. I had heard they were adopted in the academic and scientific fields in the past 30 years or so but never realized they ever went further than that. Seems silly if they've become the latest politically correct "thing." I thought it was a bit silly when I learned it.
     
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    Some of us just hate change!
     
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    We could count our years from the Big Bang, but that would offend people who don't believe in it!
     
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    "BCE" and "CE" were just standard academic terminology when I was in grad school in the 1980s (along with lots of other date-related stuff like terminus-ad-quem, etc). We also had to keep track of whether historical dates were using the Julian or Gregorian calendar.

    I suspect someone from outside academia saw them and got triggered into a "political correctness" rant.
     
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    Not really :)

    Version control at my code gigs keep the "known good" batch of code in master branch. (git)

    One of my woke clients changed it to main.

    The decrease in my productivity from getting it wrong consistently for both clients is measurable in thousands of dollars.

    But we did not offend anyone with our private code repository. So yay? :D
     
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    but, "huperson" is no good... it has "son" in it.
     
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    Disappearing fast. GitHub now defaults to "main" rather than "master" for the principal code branch, for example.

    Language is always changing, and 'tis folly to try to hold it back, dost thou not agree?
     
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    Personally, I couldn't care less about those!
     
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    True, but isn't it sexist that we always switch to the masculine forms of the words, and never to the feminine ones?

    And why is it that men wearing dresses is far less common, and more often stigmatized, than women wearing pants?

    (As a former girlfriend once pointed out, I think too much! ;))

    By the way, why is it that "skinny" people have less skin than fat people?
     
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    I think we should count from December 17, 1903.
     
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    that's why I try to use lots of them.......
     
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    Damn. It's always something. How about husiblingity
     
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    I thought the new term was "partner," which to me sounds like it's a business relationship! (Isn't that still illegal in most jurisdictions? ;))

    [edit: I corrected a misspelling incorrectly! :redface:]
     
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    If we switched to the feminine forms, it would be more difficult to differentiate/emphasize women's accomplishments. :rolleyes:
     
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    That’s right, “I could care less” means you do care. Weird Al Yankovic confirms this.

    With credit to whomever recently posted this:

     
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    So I guess the new term for an attractive one will have to be "BPILF." :D
     
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    I don't mind the euphemistic "significant other," but I don't hear it much anymore.
     
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    Because the first syllable is a homophone? Wait, we probably can’t say that word either.
     
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    That sounds too much like "prison term" for comfort!
     
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    Shouldn't that be "partnered"? ;)
     
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