Gender sensitivity and the English language. I haven’t heard that the English language have gender-neutral pronouns after all. But I think this will be hard to reintegrate to modern usage.

Anglophonism

 

Sundays are a Day of Rest – by which I mean a Day of talking about the Rest of my life; that is, outside linguistics.

This little rant was initiated by this article.

I clicked on a link someone put up on facebook, and the headline caught my eye, and I ended up reading it – and all the comments.

Several things got to me upon reading it.

Firstly, the article calls Silvani Marquez “a transgendered man”, “he”, and “him” throughout the article.

A biological male who identifies as female is a transgendered woman; a biological male who likes to dress in women’s clothes is a transvestite. You’d think a well-known newspaper would do their homework.

However, it’s the comments that really upset me.

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Call Me Maybe + Payphone Mashup & Maroon 5 Medley by Kurt Schneider

I am not a fan of Call me Maybe– and yes, that Abercrombie and Fitch commercial with shirtless guys didn’t work for me– but this mashup version got me. Result: Raped the replay version.

The guy is kind of cute. That voice and that facial hair is so perfect for me. I’m not buying the girl’s styling but she sings very well. Great job guys!

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Apparently, the producer of the video, Kurt Schneider is such a music man. Here’s another video of his with a Maroon 5 medley. Love the live lyrics peg– makes me want to make a video like that too.