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The PC police are after you . I'm leaving

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Created by Bananabender A week ago, 9 Jun 2018
Bananabender
QLD, 271 posts
9 Jun 2018 11:03AM
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Have we gone completely mad.
I read today in the Courier Mail that Queensland Universities are now marking down results if gender language is used such as quote "referring to a boat as she"
Stuff em I'll call a boat a shelia.

Bushdog
NSW, 122 posts
9 Jun 2018 11:16AM
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I sometimes call my boat a Sh(e)it, which I guess reflects more of a gender balance:)

Toph
WA, 1221 posts
9 Jun 2018 9:34AM
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I've called my boat both a b!tch and a b@stard before, so I'm guessing mine is gender neutral.

samsturdy
NSW, 1155 posts
9 Jun 2018 1:13PM
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How are they going to cope with our great Aussie saying 'she'll be right mate'.

Crusoe
QLD, 791 posts
9 Jun 2018 5:35PM
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If you think we've got problems, what are the French going to do. From memory, their language is chokers with gender referrals.

sirgallivant
NSW, 1176 posts
9 Jun 2018 5:35PM
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She is not a griping, obstreperous, overbearing, blackguarding, unhandy termagant, no, he is a gentle but tough, understanding, handy, friendly beast.
( l would not, under any circumstance, call my bike, car, boat, or plane a she.)

As far as the "politically correct language" - what a horsesheit! - is concerned, one would be wise not to ignore the modern classics like Erwin Welsh's and Ben Elton's writings.


Crusoe
QLD, 791 posts
9 Jun 2018 5:38PM
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sirgallivant
NSW, 1176 posts
9 Jun 2018 5:57PM
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That is brilliant!

Not all is lost as far as the young generation is concerned, perhaps.

cisco
QLD, 10531 posts
9 Jun 2018 11:04PM
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The only success in life lies in living your life in your own way.

Phuck them I say. Nobody has the right to dictate how another should live.

There are only three certain things with life.

1. You are born.
2. You live.
3. You die.

Everything else including taxes are optional.

samsturdy
NSW, 1155 posts
10 Jun 2018 9:50AM
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Crusoe said..
If you think we've got problems, what are the French going to do. From memory, their language is chokers with gender referrals.


Like the Spanish speaking countries.....a word ending in A is female. Ending in O is male. I know 'cos my Mum
lives in Spain.

Bristolfashion
VIC, 348 posts
10 Jun 2018 10:11AM
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But watch out for the trick words in Spanish. El dia and el planeta are both masculine!

nswsailor
NSW, 1053 posts
10 Jun 2018 5:32PM
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Well, if they stop that expression "YOU'RE WELCOME" I will be happy!!

Trek
NSW, 691 posts
Monday , 11 Jun 2018 8:00PM
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What will the pc police do when they realise the symbols on men and womens loos are different..... Make them the same?

LooseChange
NSW, 1751 posts
Monday , 11 Jun 2018 8:14PM
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Trek said..
What will the pc police do when they realise the symbols on men and womens loos are different..... Make them the same?


Then there will no longer be anything called a 'Male' or 'Female' loo, there will merely be loos

Trek
NSW, 691 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 7:16AM
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LooseChange said..


Trek said..
What will the pc police do when they realise the symbols on men and womens loos are different..... Make them the same?




Then there will no longer be anything called a 'Male' or 'Female' loo, there will merely be loos



I think it means the pc police will be forced to realize that there actually is such a thing as he and she and they are different. The feminazi's wont like sharing a loo with men.

Ramona
NSW, 4171 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 8:00AM
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Plenty of shared loos about already. Eastern Creek raceway a couple of weeks ago and there was a shared loo. The women there were not to happy about it either!

Chris 249
ACT, 1463 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 8:57AM
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It seems like a complete beat-up. ONE faculty in ONE university seems to have issues with calling a boat a "she". It does so only in a guide to essay writing, which is a formal document that establishes things such as the way to do citations and footnotes. To use that as any evidence of "political correctness gone mad" is like saying that because one Queensland yacht skipper was a cheat, cheating is rife in Qld. I've known racist sailors, but that doesn't mean that all sailors are racist.

PS - it is funny to see this typo or spelling error in the same guide to essay writing - "Avoid contractions, slang and colloquial expressions. A contraction is a shorted form of a word or expression common in spoken English but should be avoided in formal written expression like essays." Errr, guys, I think you meant "shortened"..... "shorted" IS slang.

Windancer
QLD, 74 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 10:23AM
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cisco said..
The only success in life lies in living your life in your own way.

Phuck them I say. Nobody has the right to dictate how another should live.

There are only three certain things with life.

1. You are born.
2. You live.
3. You die.

Everything else including taxes are optional.

Well, I beg to differ. I was told by a Nurse I was on a first date with there were three certain things in life...
Death, taxes and nurses...And what do you know. She was soooooo right!

garymalmgren
28 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 8:57AM
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Forget about the PC police and keep your eye on the traffic patrols.
Coming to your neighborhood soon?
www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/motoring/from-a-bugatti-to-lamborghinis-the-supercars-of-the-uae-police-in-pictures-1.738842

Bananabender
QLD, 271 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 12:15PM
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Chris 249 said..
It seems like a complete beat-up. ONE faculty in ONE university seems to have issues with calling a boat a "she". It does so only in a guide to essay writing, which is a formal document that establishes things such as the way to do citations and footnotes. To use that as any evidence of "political correctness gone mad" is like saying that because one Queensland yacht skipper was a cheat, cheating is rife in Qld. I've known racist sailors, but that doesn't mean that all sailors are racist.

PS - it is funny to see this typo or spelling error in the same guide to essay writing - "Avoid contractions, slang and colloquial expressions. A contraction is a shorted form of a word or expression common in spoken English but should be avoided in formal written expression like essays." Errr, guys, I think you meant "shortened"..... "shorted" IS slang.



Hmm perhaps my terminology was a bit strong but frankly it has . We are hell bent catering to minority groups and I'm sick of it.
What's wrong in using the word mankind in an essay assuming it is used in the correct context. I'm not sure what your getting down there but when a student is marked down for using the word "mankind " and for referring to his car as "she" in an essay something is wrong. A list of gender related words that are discouraged by Griffith
is published in today's Courier as well as comments from UQ .This is the same bunch that would not let anglo students use a computer room meant for aboriginals . I would not be surprised if they were also instrumental for the booklet issued to all volunteers at the Comm. Games that recommended they refer to visitors with gender neutral names only like 'hello people'and greet them not with G'Day or Hi but use the aboriginal word for hello 'jingeri'.

FreeRadical
WA, 724 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 11:36AM
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jn1
SA, 1509 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 7:34PM
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Bananabender said..
Have we gone completely mad.
I read today in the Courier Mail that Queensland Universities are now marking down results if gender language is used such as quote "referring to a boat as she"
Stuff em I'll call a boat a shelia.

Nargh, this was around 30 years ago. When I did my Computing degree (back before the profession was called "IT"). I got penalised for using words like "Abort" in software code and user manuals. Universities have always been a haven for hairy arm pitted feminist hippies. The only difference is, back then I had a young tolerant open mind.

Crusoe
QLD, 791 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 10:03PM
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Doing a "High Risk" training course today for an EWP and was told that a previous student was marked wrong for answering "Codes of conduct" instead of "Code of Conduct". Did you spot the difference.

Did you know that base ball bats primary function was not for playing base ball. They where originally invented for taking pricks like this out of the gene pool. I don't think I'm allowed to say this, but there it is.

Subsonic
WA, 1235 posts
Tuesday , 12 Jun 2018 9:06PM
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I know this thread started out related to boats being called "she". But you all know theres a forum in general discussion called heavy weather for this sort of discussion?

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/General-Discussion/Heavy-Weather

jn1
SA, 1509 posts
Wednesday , 13 Jun 2018 9:06AM
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Subsonic said..
I know this thread started out related to boats being called "she". But..


Enter the PC police..

Subsonic
WA, 1235 posts
Wednesday , 13 Jun 2018 7:53AM
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Not really.

I just know most of the people on the sailing forum don't really venture out of the sailing forum, and probably aren't even aware it exists.

carry on...

Toph
WA, 1221 posts
Wednesday , 13 Jun 2018 8:00AM
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Yeah they know it exists but most would choose to keep away from that. This topic is still polite enough. Too polite for HW

Trek
NSW, 691 posts
Wednesday , 13 Jun 2018 11:05AM
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Toph
WA, 1221 posts
Wednesday , 13 Jun 2018 1:11PM
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And there you have it. Trek has taken the turn towards HW

cisco
QLD, 10531 posts
Wednesday , 13 Jun 2018 9:44PM
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Toph said..
And there you have it. Trek has taken the turn towards HW


I have to thank you Toph for your efforts at keeping the HW thing away from the sailing forum.

If one wants to refer to their passion, be it their yacht, car or whatever as a she/he or it, that is entirely the individuals choice.

It brooks no discussion on morals, discrimination and least of all political correctness.

What the heck are we talking about here??

My suggestion is to either lock the thread or move it to HW.

Put it into HW and the SJWs will have a ball with it!!

My yacht is the best mistress I have ever had.

MorningBird
NSW, 1929 posts
Wednesday , 13 Jun 2018 10:01PM
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Windancer said..

cisco said..
The only success in life lies in living your life in your own way.

Phuck them I say. Nobody has the right to dictate how another should live.

There are only three certain things with life.

1. You are born.
2. You live.
3. You die.

Everything else including taxes are optional.


Well, I beg to differ. I was told by a Nurse I was on a first date with there were three certain things in life...
Death, taxes and nurses...And what do you know. She was soooooo right!


An old Navy saying.



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