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"Penmanship" is now 'handwriting' as Washington state removes gender bias in statutes
Reuters ^ | 4/23/2013 | Laura L. Myers

Posted on 04/25/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT by markomalley

Washington state's governor signed into law on Monday the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary, replacing terms such as "fisherman" and "freshman" with "fisher" and "first-year student."

Lawmakers have passed a series of bills since 2007 to root out gender bias from Washington statutes, though a 1983 state mandate required that all laws be written in gender-neutral terms unless a specification of gender was intended.

"This was a much larger effort than I had envisioned. Mankind means man and woman," said Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle.

The new gender-neutral references, for example, include "journey-level plumber" instead of "journeyman plumber," "handwriting" in place of "penmanship," and "signal operator" for "signalman."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Washington
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1 posted on 04/25/2013 4:54:06 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Newspeak 9th edition?


2 posted on 04/25/2013 4:56:12 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: markomalley

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

Many words here that will be changed in the future!


3 posted on 04/25/2013 4:56:39 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: markomalley

I’m getting really sick of this sh!t.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 5:00:26 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I’m getting really sick of this sh!t.

Other than their disgust with being a man or being around men, I'd love to have these a$$holes go after Spanish . . . tell those Hispanics to stop all reference to gender in ALL THEIR LANGUAGE.

5 posted on 04/25/2013 5:03:15 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: markomalley

Damn my misogynous right hand.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 5:04:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley
Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle

Figures she'd have a hyphenated last name.

7 posted on 04/25/2013 5:05:13 PM PDT by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
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To: markomalley

So repairman would be repairer?


8 posted on 04/25/2013 5:07:58 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: markomalley
"Penmanship" is now 'handwriting'

Ah, but what of those with no hands?

They should sue!

Argh.

9 posted on 04/25/2013 5:09:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Life, liberty, property, family, RKBA, sovereignty, security, borders, independence, the oath.)
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To: markomalley

And there went mankind.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 5:10:13 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: markomalley; Slings and Arrows
Next:

"midwife" becomes "midspouse"

"old wive's tale" becomes "old spouse's tale"

"call-girl" becomes "call-person" (I foresee trouble brewing there....)

11 posted on 04/25/2013 5:10:51 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Many A lot of words here that will be changed in the future!
12 posted on 04/25/2013 5:11:47 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Uh oh. That still doesn’t quite fix it. “Here” begins with he, and “the” ends with he.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 5:16:17 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
My little one;s so far good school was thinking of dropping Script from the curriculum. I had a fit and went out and bought some books for her to learn. They then changed their minds and the little 9 years old are writing now in script. Can you imagine having a bunch of retarted adults who can't write script due to a decision by the government?
14 posted on 04/25/2013 5:17:21 PM PDT by angcat
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To: markomalley; All
"...said Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle."

The hyphen explains it all... no doubt her husband partner has hyphenated his her its last name as well.

15 posted on 04/25/2013 5:17:48 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: BykrBayb
Will they rename Whitman County? Is Hamilton offensive to Muslims? Shouldn't Adams become Adarns? What about Lyman?? Mansfield? Can Kittitas remain uncovered?? I'm just sayin.
16 posted on 04/25/2013 5:20:10 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: markomalley

It doesn’t matter how many words they change. Girls still have female parts, and boys still have male parts. This country is not progressing. This country is regressing. Now we are going to deny the differences between the sexes. Barnyard animals know the differences between the sexes. These word-changing liberals are dumber than barnyard animals!


17 posted on 04/25/2013 5:21:14 PM PDT by abclily
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To: markomalley; a fool in paradise

Jeez, why not just penpersonship?


18 posted on 04/25/2013 5:24:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: angcat
You should have boycotted that school while you had the chance. ; )
19 posted on 04/25/2013 5:25:07 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Revolting cat!

Are you a penpersonator?


20 posted on 04/25/2013 5:26:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Thom Pain

We should have seen this coming when they redefined “niggardly.”


21 posted on 04/25/2013 5:27:05 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
Well it was September and they said by January they would decide. I would have taught her myself the decision was due to I'm sure outrage by parents.
22 posted on 04/25/2013 5:27:39 PM PDT by angcat
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To: markomalley; a fool in paradise

In other news, the last remaining multinational record company Universal Warner has announced that singer-songwriter Aimee Mann had decided to change her last name to Personn.


23 posted on 04/25/2013 5:31:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: angcat

I suppose you could still childcott them, but I don’t think it would be as good as an old fashioned boycott.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 5:31:32 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Revolting cat!

“I am PERSON hear me roar...”


25 posted on 04/25/2013 5:31:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BykrBayb
I'm praying they stay sane for another 5 years. Then I will go bankrupt sending her to the same Private high school her sister is graduating from next month. I'm sure the price will double in the next six years. My husband and I will die poor living in a hut.
26 posted on 04/25/2013 5:34:54 PM PDT by angcat
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To: markomalley

Liberals make me sick.


27 posted on 04/25/2013 5:35:51 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh, stop complaining! Take it like a... uh, person!


28 posted on 04/25/2013 5:44:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: markomalley

Are we still allowed to say “bullshit!” To this? Or is that gender_non_neutered, too?


29 posted on 04/25/2013 5:47:33 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: markomalley

I refuse to get “penalized” if I still say “penmanship”

(sounds like)

TT


30 posted on 04/25/2013 5:48:51 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: Revolting cat!
You better shape up or the boogeyperson will get you!

And go to sleep to the sandperson can pay you a visit.

And the sandperson scares easily, but will be back. And in greater numbers.

31 posted on 04/25/2013 5:50:01 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: markomalley

Just watch your personners, folks, uh, I mean persons.


32 posted on 04/25/2013 5:50:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: markomalley

So glad I live in South Carolina.

I doubt anyone of authority would even think about something like this, let alone try and make it law.


33 posted on 04/25/2013 5:50:37 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Thom Pain

They better rename Whitman County. Everyone knows that’s just racial code for “Whiteman”.


34 posted on 04/25/2013 5:51:18 PM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: beelzepug
"Civil engineering terms such as "man hole" and "man lock," also will not be changed because no common-sense substitutes could easily be found"

Gee, "common sense"?

In a freakin' bill that is filled to the brim with NONSENSE?

35 posted on 04/25/2013 5:55:39 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: markomalley

If these words offend you grow a pair.


36 posted on 04/25/2013 5:58:21 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: markomalley

The whole Latin language is gender specific (French, Italian, Spanish) - but I understand from reading it was a MANdate from the state to eliminate gender bias. They have no ideas the can of worms they just opened.


37 posted on 04/25/2013 6:02:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Definately not allowed. Replace with 0bama.


38 posted on 04/25/2013 6:04:49 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: mykroar
Replace with 0bama.

No can do. That word ends in "ma" which is a term often used in reference to one's female parent. It is therefore sexist and must be avoided. /sarc

39 posted on 04/25/2013 6:47:04 PM PDT by ken in texas (I respect my elders but keep finding fewer of them.)
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To: markomalley
Misandry by any other name
Would smell just like this cr_p.
40 posted on 04/25/2013 7:18:05 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: boop
The engineering term for a construction instruction commonly called an "erection manual" will also have to go because some hyphenated womyn might think it is code for pornography.

OTOH, keeping libtards busy rewriting statues like this and insisting it be voted upon paragraph by paragraph might be a good way to keep them occupied.

41 posted on 04/25/2013 7:21:52 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: markomalley

Just more liberal attempts at trying to change reality because as little children they can’t handle reality.

Just more proof hos stupid liberals really are.


42 posted on 04/25/2013 7:34:31 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: markomalley

So ... are manhole covers, now person-hole covers?
Can the word manhandle be used or should it be person-handle?


43 posted on 04/25/2013 7:39:25 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: CodeToad

Someone tell these vapid pin-headed LIBs that we don’t need more proof of their stupidity.


44 posted on 04/25/2013 7:40:09 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Vigilanteman

My partners and I briefly considered “Permanent Erections” as the name of our ‘70s era framing and forming company.

The wives were against it, for sure...


45 posted on 04/25/2013 7:41:00 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: markomalley

Rubberband-OPERATOR?


46 posted on 04/25/2013 7:41:50 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ogen hal

Yeah......

I was wondering what they are going to do with the words “Woman” or “women”......

And how about “Human”??

You just can’t fix stupid......ya can’t do it!


47 posted on 04/25/2013 7:43:32 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: BykrBayb
We should have seen this coming when they redefined “niggardly.”

How about "Gay".....?

48 posted on 04/25/2013 7:44:52 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: BykrBayb

Mexico just legalized the use of ‘black’ as a race,...or in Spanish, ‘Negro’. Do you speak Spanish?


49 posted on 04/25/2013 7:45:33 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: markomalley

Doesn’t “woman” have to go? It’s just SO sexist!


50 posted on 04/25/2013 8:31:20 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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