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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 7 months ago
    There is no link. I have never seen a restroom with a subject or object pronoun, e.g. I/me, you, he/him, she/her, it, we/us, or they/them.
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    • Posted by $ Solver 7 months ago
      From the same people that want to outlaw natural gas in new homes,

      “Personal pronouns like “she,” “he,” “her” and “him” will change to “they” and “them.”
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      • Posted by $ allosaur 7 months ago
        There are certain wastes of breathing space me dino has called an "it."
        Yay! Me couldn't get more gender neutral than calling some sleazeball an "it." Bwahahaha!
        Slick Willie, you're an it! $hillary Cackles, you're an it! Hussein Obozo, you're an it!
        Wait, wait, got one more. Michelle/Michael, you're an ITS IT!
        Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha and ha!
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      • Posted by CircuitGuy 7 months ago
        I think my city eliminated gender-specific words for gender neutral concepts, e.g. fireman, literally decades ago. To my ear fireman sounds like something from another time.

        Using they/them as singular pronouns doesn't work for me. I was born in '75, and the way I learned is you make the sentence plural. Instead of "a doctor should listen to his patients," you say "doctors should listen to their patients." If it must be singular, you just pick one at random. Example: "The rules only allow one person check-writing authority and require him to keep a hand-written register." You just pick one. I know people now say "a doctor should listen to their patients," but this sounds wrong to me. There are some people who want to be referred to in the plural: "John shared their [as in John's] notes with the team." This sounds very wrong to me. In Spanish, the word for his, her, its, and their is the same: su. It flows naturally in Spanish, but it will never sound normal to me in English, which is my native language.

        A restroom labeled with a subject or object pronoun, sounds like poetic license to me.

        I am oddly fascinated by this topic of how my brain processes words and the different sensation I get from words in my native language and words in Spanish, which I did not became fully proficient in until age 20.
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