• Flying SquidOP
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    13 months ago

    Cool. Good luck getting people to change language they’ve used for centuries because you want them to.

    • @dezmd
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      3 months ago

      No, not cool. Languages do in fact change over time, regardless of what you or I may think, do or want.

      I never demanded others conform to what I want, I argued in favor of an idea that has evolved over time from my own personal growth and life experiences, and it’s a suggestion that is certainly open for discussion.

      This was shared as a thought out consideration meant to improve on existing language in several ways, including:

      1. as a compromise and simplified solution on pronoun gendering,
      2. more exactness when discussing single individuals or multiple individuals,
      3. and as a pronoun that is inclusive of everyone without having to talk down to people you disagree with.

      I don’t know if you just constantly see red when you go to reply on certain thread topics, but not everything is or needs to be a reactionary agitative internet fight. Have a nice day.

      • Flying SquidOP
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        13 months ago

        You can argue your idea all you want, but language doesn’t change because someone has an idea that they think makes sense. That’s not how things work.

        • @dezmd
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          03 months ago

          That’s exactly how things work.

          Ideas affect change.

          Not every idea brings change, but exploring new and different ideas is always worth pursuing.

          Our entire civilization is built from, on, and around ideas put into actions.

          • Flying SquidOP
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            13 months ago

            That’s great. Good luck with your media campaign. Or did you plan to change the language by talking to me on Lemmy?