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Bogus Megapardus

Leave it to Oberlin College . . .

New Oberlin College policy would mandate transgender sensitivity training for entire athletics department

The new guidelines would replace pronouns “he/him/his/she/her/hers” with “they/them/theirs.”

Could you imagine Coach T. being told by the Lafayette administration to implement this?  No doubt a real boon on the recruiting trail.

COACH T. - "I'm sorry, Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, but I'm not permitted to refer to your son as 'him.'  In fact, I can't even refer to him . . . err . . . *them* as your 'son.'"

MR. JOHNSON - "Get the F out of my living room."
leopard88

My biggest beef (among many) with these programs is that they replace singular nouns with plural ones.  That drives the grammarian in me crazy.
Bogus Megapardus

leopard88 wrote:
My biggest beef (among many) with these programs is that they replace singular nouns with plural ones.  That drives the grammarian in me crazy.


My understanding is that singular pronouns may remain in use:

MR. JOHNSON - "Did you just refer to my son as 'it?'  Get the F out of my living room."
ed65

A good laugh to start the day.

Thanks Bogie.
RichH

LMAO. Thks Bogie. Dont get why some feel the need to neuter real life. smh
leopard88

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
leopard88 wrote:
My biggest beef (among many) with these programs is that they replace singular nouns with plural ones.  That drives the grammarian in me crazy.


My understanding is that singular pronouns may remain in use:

MR. JOHNSON - "Did you just refer to my son as 'it?'  Get the F out of my living room."


So, singular pronouns referring to inanimate objects are okay, but not ones referring to a human by gender.  Got it!

What if you are referring to an anatomical male who also identifies as a male?  Would "he", "him" or "his" be acceptable in that instance?
RichH

Perhaps, hermaphrodite may be acceptable now Smile
Bogus Megapardus

leopard88 wrote:
What if you are referring to an anatomical male who also identifies as a male?  Would "he", "him" or "his" be acceptable in that instance?


Not according to Oberlin College.

But I have to admit I'm still a bit fuzzy on the whole "identifies as" thing.  If I identify as the Sultan of Brunei, does someone give me Forty Billion Dollars and a harem?
RichH

Probably so Bogie Sad , as a militant moderate, I believe in aggressive compromise as opposed t ojuvenile yelling that I'mright and you're wrong mentality prevalent today.  I propose we refer to ppl as herms as opposed to hes and shes Wink

For exmple   "did you see the rack on that bodacious herm"
leopard88

Rich, "herm" is the perfect solution.

Short for hermaphrodite and blends "her" and "him".

Brilliant!

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