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Re: [PATCH] Prefer non-gender specific pronouns

From: Alain D D Williams
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Prefer non-gender specific pronouns
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 17:41:52 +0100
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On Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 06:12:07PM +0200, Léa Gris wrote:

> This is what is happening here. Now they just ask for mundane changes and
> will probably accept the patch. They will come again and ask for inclusive
> grammar, then come again and ask for removal of anything that is even
> remotely related to slavery (Example: master-slave database replication),
> racial discrimination (please remove blacklist and replace by
> exclusion-list), sexual assault or anything even remotely related. They will
> not give-up until everything is expunged of every trace of anything until
> total destruction or what's left is a bland ghostwith nothing left of
> history and everyone has fought each-other.

Then in 20 years time, when a different set of words will be deemed
unacceptable, repeat the whole exercise. Maybe demand changes sooner as some
words are deemed bad in other languages/cultures/...

> Then they will vanish and destroy other community, other history.

Alain Williams
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