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Washington State Dumps 'Sexist' Words Like 'Penmanship'
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Posted on 04/23/2013 9:48:21 PM PDT by chessplayer

The war on the English language from gender-neutrality advocates has reached new lows in Washington state, where the governor signed a new piece of legislation dictating that the terms “fisherman,” “freshman,” and “penmanship” all be replaced because of alleged sexism. “Fisherman” will now be “fisher”; “freshman” will now be “first-year student”; “penmanship” will now be “handwriting.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: feminazism; feminism; genderneutrality; homosexualagenda; languagecontrol; leftism; liberalagenda; reversesexism
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1 posted on 04/23/2013 9:48:21 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Gone the way of the Master Bedroom.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 9:51:26 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: chessplayer

And “human,” “permanent,” immanent,””manage,” “manicure,” “Manatee,” “manifold,” “manse,” “mansion” . . .


3 posted on 04/23/2013 9:54:14 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: chessplayer

I’m too old to learn to speak PC English.
Why is penmanship on that list? shouldn’t that word be dropped completely? No one writes anymore. They tweet.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 9:56:17 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: chessplayer

Old fashion Mailman is now “person person”, can’t say mail ... to close to male, can’t say man in describing the delivery person ... so ... the person that delivers my postage is a “person person”.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 10:01:34 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: chessplayer

oh, the important issues....


7 posted on 04/23/2013 10:01:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: chessplayer

I’m new, hi. This is rediculous of PC nonsence.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 10:04:01 PM PDT by Udokier
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To: chessplayer

Penmanship and handwriting are not one in the same. Once can do handwriting without demonstrating penmanship.

Penmanship: The art or practice of writing with the pen; quality or style of handwriting.

Handwriting: writing done by hand; something written by hand.

Big difference


10 posted on 04/23/2013 10:07:03 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: chessplayer

Problems....what to call a student in his/her third year as a freshman??? Can’t call them a “first year student” and “Humanity” as anyone can plainly see...has the word “man” smack dab in the middle of it!


11 posted on 04/23/2013 10:08:07 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: chessplayer

hmmm, I recall my penMANship improved my freshMAN year even while dreaming of being a fisherMAN. Alas, I am writing this from my MASTER bedroom.

Freakin morons. May they all be laughed at for focusing on the inane and stupid things that matter not. I know I am not alone in choking on this never ending stream of pc baby talk.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 10:09:04 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: F15Eagle

Yep, you understand.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 10:09:05 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: F15Eagle

Just substitute “ Carbon Based Entity” for every reference to any “man” containing word.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 10:10:40 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: chessplayer

MANuals will now be beyotchuals!

Goods won’t be MANufactured anymore.

Words that start with ‘MAN’.
http://www.scrabblefinder.com/starts-with/man/


15 posted on 04/23/2013 10:11:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: chessplayer
Christmas = Winter Solstace Holiday
16 posted on 04/23/2013 10:15:21 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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Christmas = Winter Solstice Holiday

Winter Solstice Holiday = Kwanza

I should have added that initially

17 posted on 04/23/2013 10:19:15 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: chessplayer
“freshman” will now be “first-year student”; “penmanship” will now be “handwriting.”

Can't do this. It would be Numerism and Limbism, respectively.

18 posted on 04/23/2013 10:21:19 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: cherry

I want to know where people are finding the time to consider these important issues, and where the money is coming from to pay them to do it.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 10:25:08 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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