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Justin Tonation

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« Reply #10950 on: February 26, 2024, 07:46:32 pm »
Space being concerned about mangling the English language is such sweet irony.

It is apparently more important to protect the sanctity of the language than it is to respect other people's identity. I didn't realize Space has been such a lifelong hardcore prescriptivist. I bet he bristles whenever the OED releases their "new words of the year" list.

I thought I was gonna make a snarky remark about "adulting" not being in The OED (as in "thankfully,..."), but it is! >:( It dates back just over 100 years.

1909 intransitive verb. To become, be, or behave as an adult; (now) esp. to carry out the mundane or everyday tasks that are a necessary part of adult life…

1921 noun. The action or process of becoming, being, or behaving as an adult; (now) esp. the carrying out of the mundane or everyday tasks that are a necessary…


(But don't tell Windows, which just put a red squiggle under the word)
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« Reply #10951 on: February 26, 2024, 07:46:38 pm »
Space being concerned about mangling the English language is such sweet irony.

It is apparently more important to protect the sanctity of the language than it is to respect other people's identity. I didn't realize Space has been such a lifelong hardcore prescriptivist. I bet he bristles whenever the OED releases their "new words of the year" list.

While the English language does not have a unique gender-neutral third-person singular pronoun, they has been used to identify singular persons in speech, popular literature, and dictionary reference materials since at least the 12th century. In fact, singular use of  they has been officially recognized as correct  by several key bodies such as the Associated Press, American Psychological Association (APA)  and Modern Language Association (MLA), the Oxford English Dictionary, and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/grammar/pronouns/gendered_pronouns_and_singular_they.html#:~:text=While%20the%20English%20language%20does,at%20least%20the%2012th%20century.
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Re: This week rollcall
« Reply #10952 on: February 26, 2024, 08:04:02 pm »
Space being concerned about mangling the English language is such sweet irony.

It is apparently more important to protect the sanctity of the language than it is to respect other people's identity. I didn't realize Space has been such a lifelong hardcore prescriptivist. I bet he bristles whenever the OED releases their "new words of the year" list.

While the English language does not have a unique gender-neutral third-person singular pronoun

wouldn't that be "it"?

he walks, she walks, it walks?

not that anyone would want to be referred to as "it", IMO...
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« Reply #10953 on: February 26, 2024, 08:11:39 pm »
All,

I'm sorry I'm a Hurray for the Riff Raff fan

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« Reply #10954 on: February 26, 2024, 08:13:50 pm »
Space being concerned about mangling the English language is such sweet irony.

It is apparently more important to protect the sanctity of the language than it is to respect other people's identity. I didn't realize Space has been such a lifelong hardcore prescriptivist. I bet he bristles whenever the OED releases their "new words of the year" list.

While the English language does not have a unique gender-neutral third-person singular pronoun

wouldn't that be "it"?

he walks, she walks, it walks?

not that anyone would want to be referred to as "it", IMO...

According to the internet, some actually do prefer "it."

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-people-want-their-pronouns-to-be-it

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« Reply #10955 on: February 26, 2024, 08:17:13 pm »
All,

I'm sorry I'm a Hurray for the Riff Raff fan

It was so much easier when people called themselves "tomboys." Sigh.

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« Reply #10956 on: February 26, 2024, 08:39:00 pm »
All,

I'm sorry I'm a Hurray for the Riff Raff fan

It was so much easier when people called themselves "tomboys." Sigh.

HOW DARE YOU USE SUCH OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE I HAVE A FRIEND NAMED TOM AND HE'S A BOY AND I CAN ASSURE YOU HE HAS DONE NOTHING TO WARRANT SUCH RACISM, XENOPHOBIA AND CAPITALISM!!!111
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Re: This week rollcall
« Reply #10957 on: February 26, 2024, 09:36:56 pm »
While I am neither Riff nor Raff, I am happy to use your chosen name if that's how you identify.

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« Reply #10958 on: February 27, 2024, 10:50:07 am »
"If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung"

These "Ripple" lyrics swirl around my brain everytime I hear the masterfully plucked strings of Mikaela Davis.

Looking for a good home for one or two tix to her Atlantis show tomorrow evening

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« Reply #10959 on: March 11, 2024, 06:03:58 pm »
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« Reply #10961 on: March 12, 2024, 11:23:24 am »
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« Reply #10962 on: March 16, 2024, 10:21:12 am »
Maybe Kim Gordon if I can find a ticket.

Mclusky. Been like 21 years since I last (and only)  time I saw them, for free at the Velvet Lounge. They were giving out free beer too for some reason?

That was a 930 Board Classic...all of our old friends were there. Markie. Lulu. Jadetree. Kurosawa. Thirsty. Probably more.

Despite the rumor Markie started, I didn't not go home with kurosawa.

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« Reply #10963 on: March 16, 2024, 10:32:50 am »
I was surprised it sold out….

Vas Deferens

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« Reply #10964 on: March 17, 2024, 01:52:33 pm »
Kim Gordon sold out the day Pitchfork gave her album best new music. Classic DC audience move.

A friend got tickets that morning.

I was surprised it sold out….
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