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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

Actually heard an airhead reporter use “snowperson” over the winter.

So, will it be “penpersonship”?


6 posted on 04/23/2013 10:01:40 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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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: doc1019

“mail man” must become:

“letter-conveying person”

oh wait, what about aliens?

“letter-carrying being”

oh wait, what about imaginary?

“letter-transporting avatar”.

“Hungry-Man Meal” will become

“Nurition-Challenged Carnivore Nourishment-Pack”

Oh, wait, vegetarians...................


9 posted on 04/23/2013 10:06:14 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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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: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
But what of silicon? (Doesn't look like Shatner to me, probably a look-alike from the 2nd unit director cast)


19 posted on 04/23/2013 10:24:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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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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To: chessplayer

In addition: Human will now be Hu-person, mankind will become person-kind but Mandrake the Magigician says he’s not going along with the program.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 10:30:46 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: F15Eagle

Nope, thats not Shatner.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 10:31:24 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: cherry

After society collapses, one wonders what these people who work on such pressing problems in our present society will actually do. With no discernible skills, I suppose that most will just die out, which would almost make it worthwhile. I wonder what ever happened to the descendants of the Roman senators.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 10:31:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: chessplayer

The important thing is that people ignore those guidelines and continue writing and speaking in normal English. Use the mental hangups of the politically correct to punish them at every opportunity.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 10:34:10 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Mach9

How about woman?


25 posted on 04/23/2013 10:35:00 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: The Antiyuppie

After society collapses people will be forced to live in the real world, a lot of leftists are gonna starve


26 posted on 04/23/2013 10:35:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

That’s all some very unmanly doings.

Will history become thestory?


27 posted on 04/23/2013 10:37:57 PM PDT by conserv8
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To: chessplayer

I jokingly tell my kids that it is not fair that there is a therMOMeter to take their temperature, but not a therPOPeter. Good thing the Washington legislature didn’t think of this, or there soon would be a therPOPeter.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 10:39:15 PM PDT by married21
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To: chessplayer

http://theweeklyworldview.com/podcast/2013/201304/20130421WWV172AHabitableZone.mp3


29 posted on 04/23/2013 10:40:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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To: chessplayer

Don’t they have any sane, patriotic Americans in the Washington State government anymore? I know that Seattle is fucked up beyond belief (been there) and that their Senators are crooks and liars, but ....

Oh well. Somebody is having to tell Bird Watchers that the Kingfisher is no more. It might be a QueenFisher or a ThingFisher, or just a Fisher bird.

Guess you can’t blow someone to Kingdom Come any more. Maybe it will be “Thingdom Come”.

How about “Long Live the King”? Nope.
How about “Long Live the Queen” - Yep, only now it’s “Long Live Barney Frank”

Or, “Long Live the Royal Thingy”.

Someone tell Rod Serling that he will have to change the title of one of the scariest “Twilight Zone” stories from “To Serve Man” to “To Serve People”.
{Yes I know he died but remember, you have now entered the “Twilight Zone so we can call him at 1-800-Heaven}

Hey, we’ve got to throw out “Marksmanship”. What do we call it now, Shootership?

I guess that “Mennonites” are now to be called “Personnites”. Yes, I belong to the “Personnite Central Church” or whatever. Has a ring about it. So does my bathtub.

Mennon aftershave now must be “Personnon” aftershave.

“The Three Gentlemen of Verona” will become “The Three Males of Verona”.

And the list goes on, and the list goes on. (The weather today will be Sonny and Cher). Sorry, just couldn’t resist.


30 posted on 04/23/2013 10:49:36 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: F15Eagle

#19: “Devil in the Dark”, or in Chinese, “Egg Foo Yum”

I think that’s James Caan’s head.


31 posted on 04/23/2013 10:50:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: chessplayer
In the one where Shatner splits in two, the other actor is generally his size, but doesn't look like him at all. "The Enemy Within"


32 posted on 04/23/2013 10:55:19 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: doc1019

You can’t use person. It contains son. You’ll have to devise a new term to describe the individual who delivers your postage if you want to escape the wrath of these ninnies.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 10:56:54 PM PDT by JoeDonnellymakesmepuke
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Almost looks like William Windom to me, or the guy who shut down the engines when Kirk was on trial.


34 posted on 04/23/2013 11:01:50 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Lots of good Conservatives in Washington State, but Governor Jay Inslee ain’t one of them.

As our Senator he rated an “F” by the NRA, 15% by the Christian Coalition, but got an “A” by NARAL (pro-Abortion).

http://www.ontheissues.org/house/jay_inslee.htm


35 posted on 04/23/2013 11:07:29 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Rennes Templar
How about woman?

I've seen feminists spell it womym.

I spell it absurd.

36 posted on 04/23/2013 11:19:27 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
Just substitute “ Carbon Based Entity” for every reference to any “man” containing word.

But that is discriminatory towards all the other elements that make up "humyns".

37 posted on 04/23/2013 11:24:32 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Probably we will have to change the name of our state which is named after an entity who is now known as a carbon-based entity.


38 posted on 04/23/2013 11:35:19 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: The Antiyuppie

We don’t know - yet. Hopefully we will find out soon. The problem is that 6th and 7th century in Europe only has at most 2 or 3 historians.

Think about that for a second. Imagine if the only thing recorded for the previous two centuries (Back before Victoria), was a massive gap in the record.


39 posted on 04/23/2013 11:43:52 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: angry elephant

castigat ridendo mores


40 posted on 04/23/2013 11:45:51 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: chessplayer

NUTS!

Oops, I guess I can’t say that word, either......


41 posted on 04/23/2013 11:56:33 PM PDT by free-n-TX
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To: free-n-TX

Can’t say the word bullsh-t because it is in reference to a male bull. It has to be gender neutral. Now it has to be cowsh-t.

What Washington State is doing is cowsh-t.


42 posted on 04/24/2013 12:34:15 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Udokier
I’m new, hi. This is rediculous of PC nonsence.

LOL, welcome to Free Republic, you may need a mentor, ...sorry, you may need a tor.

43 posted on 04/24/2013 12:36:41 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: free-n-TX

What I meant to say is bullsh-t is in reference to a male cow. Which tells me that this thing has got me all screwed up. I guess I will have hire a zillion more state employees just to get things right.

This thing has had to come from a woman with cowsh-t for brains. I hope she knows I just called her a cow.


44 posted on 04/24/2013 12:39:26 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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They screw horses in Washington State, don’t they?


45 posted on 04/24/2013 12:51:14 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

“They screw horses in Washington State, don’t they?”

Yes. But the infamous case you are probably thinking of where the guy died - wasn’t because he was screwing the horse.


46 posted on 04/24/2013 1:12:52 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Udokier

Welcome to FR! Do pay attention to protcol here by reading through various threads, if you haven’t already. Some folks jump on noobs as trolls if they detect some sense of that.

Enjoy FR.


47 posted on 04/24/2013 1:28:31 AM PDT by octex
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To: 21twelve

What killed him, a jealous pig?


48 posted on 04/24/2013 1:51:21 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: 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.”

Clearly, the new term for governor in Washington state will be “idiot.”


49 posted on 04/24/2013 2:02:51 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: chessplayer

What a freakin’ waste of money. “Man” can mean either male or human depending on the context. That is how the English language is structured. A lot of languages are also structured that way, like French. Get used to it. This country is going politically correct insane.


50 posted on 04/24/2013 2:24:52 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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