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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby mochafairy » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:12 pm UTC

Jessica wrote:Ey! How's y'all eh?

I... I'm sorry. I think I had a stroke.


Of course, then there's all y'all. :shock: I think my brain just timed out thinking about people using that...

I think "Hey, everyone! How is everybody doing?" Works out well for those who just...can't quite grasp y'all.
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Postby semicharmed » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:23 pm UTC

mochafairy wrote:Of course, then there's all y'all. :shock: I think my brain just timed out thinking about people using that...

I think "Hey, everyone! How is everybody doing?" Works out well for those who just...can't quite grasp y'all.


That is the one colloquialism I have the hardest time keeping out of my speech here. I'm generally pretty good with keeping my English simple - I teach English/computers in Ukraine - but I spent 4 years in New Orleans.

And y'all and all y'all have definitely become a habit. Probably from too many late nights spent in the newspaper office, yelling to the writing/editing staff with varying degrees of creativity and profanity.

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:25 pm UTC

You could also go with "Hi, everybody!"

It has the added bonus of seeing who in the group is a Simpsons fan.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby DSenette » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:26 pm UTC

how about the tennessee (and surrounding area) "you'ns", "us'ns", "we'ns" and "they'ns" (you ones, us ones, we ones, and they ones respectively)?
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Belial » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:41 pm UTC

mochafairy wrote:Of course, then there's all y'all. :shock: I think my brain just timed out thinking about people using that...


Given that in "proper" english, "you" can be plural, how is "all y'all" different from "all of you"? For example, the sentence "I am very disappointed in everyone present, and I hope it is clear why I will have to have all of you flayed".
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:35 pm UTC

..also, I occasionally use all y'all in complete seriousness.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:52 pm UTC

The governor of Missouri uses y'all in his official speeches all the time. Y'all is serious business.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Dark567 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:02 pm UTC

I can honestly say I have never spoke the work 'y'all'.

It hurts just to type it....
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby gmalivuk » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:22 pm UTC

Using the wrong form of "speak" doesn't seem to bother you much, though.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Dark567 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:28 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:Using the wrong form of "speak" doesn't seem to bother you much, though.

Its my phone. It doesn't always pick the right one when I am going fast.... :(
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby JudeMorrigan » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:39 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:The governor of Missouri uses y'all in his official speeches all the time. Y'all is serious business.

If it counts for anything, I personally would never be so uncouth as to use "Y'all is". The proper form is clearly y'all're. I am not, in fairness, a governor though.

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Chuff » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:53 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:"Hello y'all, eh?"
Good news! My mom is Texan and I've lived half my life in Canada. I do this, entirely seriously!
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby gmalivuk » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:16 pm UTC

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podbaydoor wrote:The governor of Missouri uses y'all in his official speeches all the time. Y'all is serious business.

If it counts for anything, I personally would never be so uncouth as to use "Y'all is". The proper form is clearly y'all're. I am not, in fairness, a governor though.
No, I think pbd was saying that [the utterance] "y'all" is serious business. Not that the governor ever said "y'all is" anything.

Belial wrote:how is "all y'all" different from "all of you"?
The same way "all of you all" is different?

(But no, I get what you're saying. In both of your examples, the preceding "all" is to emphasize that it's everyone, just like I might say "all of us" or "all of them", when those are also already clearly plural.)
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Postby doogly » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:43 am UTC

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby sophyturtle » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:52 pm UTC

Something that can be used: " Hi all." You can take the 'y' right out. Or even actually saying "you all".

In a restaurant years the waitress came up to our table and asked how "you guys" are doing. He followed with asking her if his mother/my grandmother looked like a guy to her? When she asked what she should use then, he said "you all". As in "how are you all doing".

I do not identify as male, and do not like being called a guy. And it just confuses my grandmother. (She is after all like 94. Calling her a 'guy' is uncomfortable for everyone, especially the person being corrected.)
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:35 pm UTC

I identify as female, and "hey guys" doesn't trip my discomfort flags because it was a blanket term for everybody in Seattle, so that's just not how it was marked in my tiny impressionable mind. Like, to me, "guy" is just an informal term for "human." But I recognize that people grew up with different connotations for it, so "hey all" sounds like a good alternative that even Canadians can use. :P
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Outchanter » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:53 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:For the record: "guy" is still sort of gendered. It's part of the trend to extend male words to refer to both males and females.
By referring to a group of mixed-gendered folks with a male term it could be argued that you're erasing females or treating them as other by using the male as default. Not everybody agrees.

I don't quite get this - isn't using the same term for men and women the opposite of othering? As in "hey, you're just like us!"

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby poxic » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:31 am UTC

It's like using "he" to refer to a generic person. It makes 51% of the population invisible.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:34 am UTC

Think of it like if men were referred to as humans, and women referred to as humans or women. It implies that women are a subclass of men. At least that's how I see it.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby poxic » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:40 am UTC

Also, I'm reminded of this quote. I don't remember where I found it -- it might have been on this site somewhere. >.>

Sandi Toksvig wrote:When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’ It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?


Edit: found it. lanicita quoted it in the Woman Thread some months back.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:44 am UTC

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TaintedDeity wrote:For the record: "guy" is still sort of gendered. It's part of the trend to extend male words to refer to both males and females.
By referring to a group of mixed-gendered folks with a male term it could be argued that you're erasing females or treating them as other by using the male as default. Not everybody agrees.

I don't quite get this - isn't using the same term for men and women the opposite of othering? As in "hey, you're just like us!"
Imagine, if you will.. that in a group that had zero heavily European, particularly Western and Northern European, descended folk in it was addressed with one word, while even if there was a single heavily European descended person in the group, you used another word that meant heavily European descended people. Neither word is necessarily positive or negative, simply words.

Now imagine that you are not heavily descended from European people, assuming you are. If you aren't, then.. be you. How would you view society if you knew that any group, the moment a heavily European descended person popped in, would be addressed as though the entire group were heavily European descended. And that at times a group containing no such heavily European descended people were nevertheless addressed as though it was a group of heavily European descended people. And, of course, taking a look at the population statistics you find that heavily European descended people make up just a smidge lower than 50% of the population. How would that make you feel, overall, about your identity as a non-heavily European descended person?

But you are right, I don't think it's quite Othering. It's.. whatever the opposite would be, I guess. Which isn't including. Othering is basically focusing completely on the differences and essentially saying that there are no similarities and that no common ground could exist. This is the opposite - erasing differences completely and refusing to acknowledge them, which is.. also a problem.

I'm fairly sure the basic idea is that while it's fine to note that differences between people exist, it's not cool to focus on them. Like T-shirt color or something.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby gmalivuk » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:26 am UTC

podbaydoor wrote:to me, "guy" is just an informal term for "human."
Is it really? Have you ever used the singular "guy" to refer to a woman?
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:36 am UTC

What's disheartening is when I refer to a group of women as "people" and have someone hesitate because they're confused by this.

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby poxic » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:42 am UTC

...Really?

Now I'm disheartened, too.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:22 am UTC

No see, if there are a group of female-appearing people, their femaleness must always be emphasized. >:|

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Kulantan » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:30 am UTC

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby fizzgig » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:57 am UTC

H.E.L.e.N. wrote:No see, if there are a group of female-appearing people, their femaleness must always be emphasized. >:|

I want real neutrals. People people people.


I get something similar when I'm mountain biking. Guys (of the male variety) will ride past and greet me with "mate" or "buddy", then realise that I'm a girl and apologise. Because a girl can't be a mate? I'm not sure what they're trying to communicate, but it did make me understand what people mean by the word "othering".

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Deep_Thought » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:06 am UTC

Y'all should try playing mixed sports. Anyone know of a mono-syllabic non-gender-specific word so I can warn people an opposition player is bearing down on their blind side? "Person on!" just doesn't have the ring that "Man on!" does.

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby the_mean_marine » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:53 am UTC

Interesting research that suggests the gap in spatial reasoning between the sexes may be not be as genetic as thought and may be partially cultural.

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Hawknc » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:05 am UTC

So I can blame society when I'm unable to find the butter in the fridge?

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Kulantan » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:13 am UTC

No. That is because of your predator vision being narrower than women's gather-o-vision. Spatial reasoning this the thing that lets you work out the trajectory to throw the spear at the mammoth, not spot it in the first place.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:43 pm UTC

Also, because I keep hiding it.
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Postby Mumpy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:10 pm UTC

But in all the best hiding places.

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:33 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
podbaydoor wrote:to me, "guy" is just an informal term for "human."
Is it really? Have you ever used the singular "guy" to refer to a woman?

No. I suppose "guy" shifts meaning in the singular. I have referred to a singular woman as "dude." And I regularly referred to groups of all women as "hey guys" or "hey dudes" without anyone blinking, and when I say that, it does not trip any internal "wrong" meters. I'd chalk this up to its common usage in Seattle and how it formed in my brain, not because I think this is hunky-dory.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby gmalivuk » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:42 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:No. I suppose "guy" shifts meaning in the singular.
Which is therefore still a potential problem with using it collectively. Because why should it be a male singular that gets applied to groups?
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:57 pm UTC

Deep_Thought wrote:Y'all should try playing mixed sports. Anyone know of a mono-syllabic non-gender-specific word so I can warn people an opposition player is bearing down on their blind side? "Person on!" just doesn't have the ring that "Man on!" does.
Are they bearing down at Eight o'Clock or Five o'Clock? Use that.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:26 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
podbaydoor wrote:No. I suppose "guy" shifts meaning in the singular.
Which is therefore still a potential problem with using it collectively. Because why should it be a male singular that gets applied to groups?

I've referred to groups of all men as "ladies" before.

But you seem to keep missing that I'm not on the side of "I CALL THEM WHATEVER I WANT!" I agree with you on a philosophical/intellectual level. I'm just explaining why it doesn't hit that gut intuition of "wrong" that it hits for others. Intellectual understanding does not always march in step with gut intuition.
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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby Deep_Thought » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:40 pm UTC

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Deep_Thought wrote:Y'all should try playing mixed sports. Anyone know of a mono-syllabic non-gender-specific word so I can warn people an opposition player is bearing down on their blind side? "Person on!" just doesn't have the ring that "Man on!" does.
Are they bearing down at Eight o'Clock or Five o'Clock? Use that.

Not enough time to work that kind of stuff out! Plus both of those are 4 syllables rather than 2. Most sports people only listen to 1 if you're lucky ;)

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Re: The radical idea that women are people

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:46 pm UTC

Five and Eight with the o'Clock assumed are too long?

Also, you aren't a fighter pilot. Five Seven Six Nine Three should be all you need to get the major directions around you.
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