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2021-06-07 5:03:18 PM  
Did you hear about the midget psychic that escaped from prison?

The headline in the next day's newspaper was SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE.
 
Juc
2021-06-07 5:08:49 PM  
I was doing ok until I hit the word latinx, that word is so awkward it's like slamming on the breaks when you're going at a decent clip in your car.

latinks? or latin-x?

either way it really jams up a sentence.
 
2021-06-07 5:21:28 PM  

Juc: I was doing ok until I hit the word latinx, that word is so awkward it's like slamming on the breaks when you're going at a decent clip in your car.

latinks? or latin-x?

either way it really jams up a sentence.


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2021-06-07 5:37:15 PM  
I don't even understand why you need more than 1 person for your blog site, Medium.
 
2021-06-07 6:08:25 PM  

Juc: I was doing ok until I hit the word latinx, that word is so awkward it's like slamming on the breaks when you're going at a decent clip in your car.

latinks? or latin-x?

either way it really jams up a sentence.


The French realized how stupid and bastardization of their language these concepts are.

Good for them.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-9562695/France-bans-schools-teachin​g-gender-neutral-words.html?ito=social​-twitter_mailonline
Learning French.
 
2021-06-07 6:23:47 PM  

American-Irish eyes: The French realized how stupid and bastardization of their language these concepts are.

Good for them.


Gendered words for inanimate objects are also stupid, so at best it's a push.
 
2021-06-07 6:46:05 PM  
"A healthy culture brings out the best in people," he wrote. "They feel psychologically safe voicing their ideas and engaging in debate to find the best answer to any question - knowing that their coworkers are assuming good intent and giving them the benefit of the doubt because they give that in return."

A few paragraphs later, Williams wrote that while counterperspectives and unpopular opinions are "always encouraged" to help make decisions, "repeated interactions that are nonconstructive, cast doubt, assume bad intent, make unsubstantiated accusations, or otherwise do not contribute to a positive environment have a massive negative impact on the team and working environment."

He added: "These behaviors are not tolerated."

Wow. I mean, I've seen this manner of writing pop up a lot more over the past year than I've noticed it before (to the point that I've caught myself writing along the same track at times), including the naive "assume the best of intentions and leave it at that" opener that usually just serves to prime the reader for something controversial or just plain wrong, but holy fark it's always like what I imagine a robot's first words would look like.
 
2021-06-07 6:48:46 PM  

BMFPitt: American-Irish eyes: The French realized how stupid and bastardization of their language these concepts are.

Good for them.

Gendered words for inanimate objects are also stupid, so at best it's a push.


Knives are men and spoons are women. If you can't understand this basic truth then I can't explain it to you.
 
2021-06-07 6:57:56 PM  

Juc: I was doing ok until I hit the word latinx, that word is so awkward it's like slamming on the breaks when you're going at a decent clip in your car.

latinks? or latin-x?

either way it really jams up a sentence.


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2021-06-07 8:30:22 PM  

Juc: I was doing ok until I hit the word latinx, that word is so awkward it's like slamming on the breaks when you're going at a decent clip in your car.

latinks? or latin-x?

either way it really jams up a sentence.


It seems to be mostly an American thing anyway.
 
2021-06-07 9:26:56 PM  

hissatsu: Juc: I was doing ok until I hit the word latinx, that word is so awkward it's like slamming on the breaks when you're going at a decent clip in your car.

latinks? or latin-x?

either way it really jams up a sentence.

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Ahem. Gringx.
 
2021-06-07 10:05:14 PM  
Maybe have someone look at your internet rant BEFORE posting it.
 
2021-06-08 8:56:16 AM  
This seems reasonable to me. What am I missing?

"A healthy culture brings out the best in people," he wrote. "They feel psychologically safe voicing their ideas and engaging in debate to find the best answer to any question - knowing that their coworkers are assuming good intent and giving them the benefit of the doubt because they give that in return."

A few paragraphs later, Williams wrote that while counterperspectives and unpopular opinions are "always encouraged" to help make decisions, "repeated interactions that are nonconstructive, cast doubt, assume bad intent, make unsubstantiated accusations, or otherwise do not contribute to a positive environment have a massive negative impact on the team and working environment."

He added: "These behaviors are not tolerated."
 
2021-06-08 10:21:48 AM  

Juc: I was doing ok until I hit the word latinx, that word is so awkward it's like slamming on the breaks when you're going at a decent clip in your car.

latinks? or latin-x?

either way it really jams up a sentence.


It should be Latine as that is the gender-neutral version of Latino/Latina.
The proper term should be Latin American American.
 
2021-06-08 11:29:59 AM  
It is astonishing to me that, especially after the last 4 years and a goddamned pandemic, that so many of these unionization efforts are failing.
 
6 days ago  

Juc: I was doing ok until I hit the word latinx, that word is so awkward it's like slamming on the breaks when you're going at a decent clip in your car.

latinks? or latin-x?

either way it really jams up a sentence.


Latine, then.
 
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