[Ads-l] Preferred Pronoun--pragmatics and policy

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Oct 11 20:51:55 EDT 2016


I'm amenable to extending my usage.

JSB


      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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In HDAS in a more general sense.

JL

On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 8:10 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> There are certain classes of persons -- robocallers, Microsoft engineers
> who claim that there is something wrong with my computer that they can fix
> if I give them remote access to it, solicitors who call during dinner
> hours, ... -- to whom I've long wished to give the title "fatherfucker."  I
> suspect it will be more offensive to those classes than motherfucker, many
> of whom have accents that suggest they come from Asian cultures
> and thus perhaps the more conservative, easily-offended religions.
> Perhaps not very PC, but I use what little information I can glean to
> develop the most suitable response.
>
> Joel
>
>
>      From: David Kendal <me at DPK.IO>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>  Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:19 PM
>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Preferred Pronoun--pragmatics and policy
>
> > On 11 Oct 2016, at 22:26, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM
> AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
> >
> > I prefer "his majesty," but it's already taken:
> >
> > http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29230/
>
> "Motherfucker" is also sadly gone:
> http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comicsandcosplay/comics/
> critical-miss/11086-We-ve-Seen-The-Future-And-It-s-NSFW
>
> More seriously, I started collecting resources on strange pronouns
> a while ago and never really finished. But you can get some sense of
> the historical attempts in this direction from what I did achieve:
> http://dpk.io/artificialpronouns
>
> dpk (David P. Kendal) · Nassauische Str. 36, 10717 DE · http://dpk.io/
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