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9 hours ago, Cassiopeia said:

 

MY FIRST LANGUAGE HAS NO HE/SHE, JUST ONLY ONE PRONOUN, AND ITS GENDER NEUTRAL? EVERY TIME I NEED TO TALK ABOUT SOMEONE IN THIS GENDER BINARY OBSESSED LANGUAGE, MY BRAIN GOES "UHHH....LETS....SEE...HE...SHE...THEM...WHAT?"

 

 

 

JUST LEARN TO USE 'THEM' BY DEFAULT. IT'S COMPLETELY NATURAL AND GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD BY EVERYONE EVEN IF SOMEONE CLAIMS THAT IT MAKES NO SENSE. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO USE THE EXCUSE THAT THEY WERE TAUGHT THAT SINGULAR 'THEY' IS WRONG AND THAT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO USE IT BUT I'VE CAUGHT THEM USING IT ALL THE TIME ANYWAYS. YOU CAN'T REALLY MAKE A MISTAKE USING SINGULAR 'THEY'

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2 hours ago, Starry Sky said:

 

JUST LEARN TO USE 'THEM' BY DEFAULT. IT'S COMPLETELY NATURAL AND GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD BY EVERYONE EVEN IF SOMEONE CLAIMS THAT IT MAKES NO SENSE. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO USE THE EXCUSE THAT THEY WERE TAUGHT THAT SINGULAR 'THEY' IS WRONG AND THAT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO USE IT BUT I'VE CAUGHT THEM USING IT ALL THE TIME ANYWAYS. YOU CAN'T REALLY MAKE A MISTAKE USING SINGULAR 'THEY'

UNLESS I KNOW THE GENDER OF SOMEONE I ALWAYS DEFAULT TO 'THEY', SOMETIMES I USE IT EVEN WHEN I KNOW THEIR GENDER BY ACCIDENT, NO ONE MINDS :)

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5 hours ago, Starry Sky said:

 

JUST LEARN TO USE 'THEM' BY DEFAULT. IT'S COMPLETELY NATURAL AND GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD BY EVERYONE EVEN IF SOMEONE CLAIMS THAT IT MAKES NO SENSE. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO USE THE EXCUSE THAT THEY WERE TAUGHT THAT SINGULAR 'THEY' IS WRONG AND THAT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO USE IT BUT I'VE CAUGHT THEM USING IT ALL THE TIME ANYWAYS. YOU CAN'T REALLY MAKE A MISTAKE USING SINGULAR 'THEY'

I DO THAT QUITE OFTEN, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE AN ACCENT TOO, PEOPLE TEND TO THINK ITS A GRAMMAR MISTAKE AND THEY TRY TO CORRECT YOU?

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17 hours ago, Starry Sky said:

 

JUST LEARN TO USE 'THEM' BY DEFAULT. IT'S COMPLETELY NATURAL AND GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD BY EVERYONE EVEN IF SOMEONE CLAIMS THAT IT MAKES NO SENSE. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO USE THE EXCUSE THAT THEY WERE TAUGHT THAT SINGULAR 'THEY' IS WRONG AND THAT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO USE IT BUT I'VE CAUGHT THEM USING IT ALL THE TIME ANYWAYS. YOU CAN'T REALLY MAKE A MISTAKE USING SINGULAR 'THEY'

USING MY FORMAL POWERS OF MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH PHILOLOGY, I SAY THAT "THEY" IS CORRECT ENGLISH. IT'S NICE TO ACTUALLY GET SOME USE OUT OF MY DEGREE ONCE IN A BLUE MOON.... 

SO IF ANYONE WHINES ABOUT IT, JUST SAY THAT A RANDOM MA ON THE INTERNET SAID IT WAS OK. :P 

 

 

 

WELL LAST NIGHT WAS FUN. WE HAD OUR ANNUAL DANCE MARATHON AND I WAS THERE TO BE THE JUDGE. WHICH MOSTLY CONSISTED OF ME OCCASIONALLY ACCEPTING PEOPLES' BREAK TICKETS AND WATCHING MY CLOCK FOR 10 MINUTES, BUT OTHERWISE DANCING WITH FRIENDS. WAS AT THE LOCAL LGBT+ NIGHTCLUB, WHICH LOOKS REALLY FANCY AND COOL. NICE PLACE TOO. 

 

ALSO, TODAY ME AND ANOTHER STUDENT MADE THE SONGBOOK FOR THE ACADEMIC DINNER PARTY NEXT SATURDAY AND THE WHOLE THING IS IN COMIC SANS. >:D 

WHY IS THERE NO EVIL SMILEY? 

 

ALSO.. I LOVE EVERYONE'S MEMBER TITLES. CLC IS THE LAND OF CLEVER TITLES. 

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12 hours ago, Cassiopeia said:

I DO THAT QUITE OFTEN, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE AN ACCENT TOO, PEOPLE TEND TO THINK ITS A GRAMMAR MISTAKE AND THEY TRY TO CORRECT YOU?

 

OH, THAT'S TRUE  : /  PEOPLE THINK THEY'RE BEING HELPFUL TRYING TO CORRECT PRONOUNS. WHICH, IN SOME CASES I GUESS THEY COULD BE BUT I'D JUST IGNORE THEM xD

 

GLAD YOU HAD FUN, VEGA!!!!

 

YEAH, CLC DOES HAVE SOME GOOD MEMBER TITLES!!

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YEAH, THE WHOLE ASSUMING PEOPLE ARE FOREIGNERS THING IS BLOODY ANNOYING. 

I TRY TO NEVER CORRECT ANYONE'S SPEECH UNLESS I KNOW THEY WANT IT. 

 

MY MOTHER KEEPS CORRECTING MY LANGUAGE, BUT THEN AGAIN I SOMETIMES CORRECT HER ENGLISH SO IT'S WHATEVER. 

BUT IT'S VERY CONVENIENT NOW THAT I'M LEARNING SWEDISH, THAT IT'S A LANGUAGE SHE KNOWS SO SHE CAN ACTUALLY HELP IF I HAPPEN TO ASK HER SOMETHING. 

 

WHEN I WENT TO FRANCE AND TRIED TO SPEAK FRENCH, THEY IMMEDIATELY SWITCHED TO ENGLISH BECAUSE MY FRENCH IS KINDA TERRIBLE. OR AT LEAST MY ACCENT IS...

 

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WHAT I'VE LEARNED FROM THE FRENCH IS THAT THE BEST WAY TO GET THEM TO SPEAK ENGLISH TO YOU IS TO ATTEMPT TO SPEAK FRENCH. IF YOU START WITH ENGLISH, THE COMMON REACTION IS "LOL NOPE JE VAIS PARLER FRANCAIS" 

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4 minutes ago, aihpen said:

OK NEXT TIME I JUST GO UP TO THEM AND SAY: BONJOUR! BAGUETTE? AHHH CROISSANT! QUI?

BECAUSE THAT'S LITERALLY ALL I COULD SAY IN FRENCH xD 

OUI OUI, OM NOM NOM. J'AIME BEAUCOUP LE FROMAGE! 

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BECAUSE...UHH.... I HAVE NO IDEA. SOMETHING ABOUT FREE SPEECH AND SJWS? 

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN'T SAY 'AROMANTICS AND NORMAL PEOPLE?!?!?!'" 

 

OK.. I HAVE TO ADMIT, IN PERSONAL CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS I HAVE OCCASIONALLY TALKED ABOUT ALLOSEXUAL PEOPLE AS "NORMAL" PEOPLE. BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING I'D EVER DO IF I WAS IN A SITUATION WHERE I MIGHT INFLUENCE OTHER PEOPLES' TREATMENT OF ARO/ACE PEOPLE. 

 

 

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