Skip to comments.Vancouver School Board’s genderless pronouns — xe, xem, xyr — not likely to stick
Posted on 06/25/2014 1:41:42 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
The Vancouver School Board has decided that students may ask teachers and staff to address them by the pronoun of their choice, to accommodate transgender students for whom he and she do not fit.
Offered as possible replacements by the board: The newly coined pronouns xe, xem, xyr, which are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals, they, them, and their, only starting with the z sound.
The policy, passed amid some controversy late Monday, is the latest in a 150-year-old linguistic tradition, born of frustration at a grammatical quirk of the English language that pronouns must agree in gender with the noun they represent, even if that gender is not known.
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I just wish these faggots would quit screwing the language, too.
In Chinese they basically don’t have pronouns so they use the word “he” for all genders. It makes it interesting when listening to a native Chinese speak English. They interchange “he” and “she” in their speech and, generally, have no idea they are doing it.
Or when Koreans are trying to use their musical tones which have grammatical meanings in their language. Alike thing is the English (or whatever language) articles for Russians.
Adult people are slow to grasp another language's concept, a language is a thing that structures a person's mind. This is the reason why those transgender pronouns are doomed to failure.
The only word I know of that fits anybody for whom the word “he” or “she” does not fit is “it.”
Not to deride any true hermaphrodites, wherein there cannot possibly be that many as to feel the need to create new pronouns, is there? Even so, wouldn’t they identify more so with one or the other?
We already have a gender neutral pronoun, “It”.
It’s very simple, there are plugs and there are receptacles. And if you try to mess with that, you get electrocuted.
So now it’s a “grammatical quirk”! There is no hope for these people.
This is more proof that it's impossible to embarrass liberals. The more their track flies beyond the orbit of Pluto, the more they act as though it's normal.
Your priorities in life tell a lot about you. “Pronoun reform” is not on my list of priorities.
Are they out of their minds? Are actual males and females going the way of the dodo bird, to be replaced by transgender confused things? I think that would be the total end of humanity, replaced by confused weirdos.
By the way, yes.
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