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Jan
5
awarded  Yearling
Dec
1
revised 'Changes from' or 'Changes to'
clarification
Dec
1
asked 'Changes from' or 'Changes to'
Nov
4
comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
You're right Martha. Let's also call them Policemen. Who cares if it's hurtful to someone if YOU have to think a little more carefully. That's not your problem.
Nov
3
comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
Actually it's not that ridiculous. A /little/ silly maybe, but the silliness highlights that you are putting effort and thought into avoiding sexist terminology. Since there isn't really an existing, good solution (artisanship is probably the closest) adding a little levity rather then forcing another microaggression seems like a good plan. Better to make someone laugh than hurt or exclude them.
Nov
1
comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
Part of the point of replacing ER/RESS and MAN/WOMAN with Fighter is that it highlights the fact you are using a gender neutral variation on a previously gendered word. It's like when several people come into the room... many folks would say "Hey guys" is an acceptable greeting, even if there are women in the group, but it's still a microagression. You can say "Hey folks" or "Hey y'all" in the south, but if you say "Hey People" it recognizes inherently that you are choosing gender neutral terminology. And yes, "Policefighter" seems a little silly, but it does have a certain ring to it.
Oct
31
awarded  Informed
Oct
31
revised Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
clarity
Oct
31
answered Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
Oct
17
awarded  Civic Duty
Oct
17
answered What is the better way to say, “I will wait until you ask me to start off”?
Sep
22
comment A cell phone company talking about the dangers of texting — irony or not?
What if, while driving away, Bob tweets you a link to download his presentation files...
Sep
10
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
13
comment I don't like potatoes or ice-cream
Dislike would probably work better. I dislike both Potatoes and Ice-Cream.
Jun
13
comment Word that means “private word used by a group”
Jargon is useful for anyone who hears it. Jargoff is specific to your group and not useful to others.
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
Dec
20
accepted Is there a word for beings that will eat other Sentient beings?
Dec
20
revised Is there a word for beings that will eat other Sentient beings?
further clarification
Dec
20
comment Is there a word for beings that will eat other Sentient beings?
googling sentientivore yielded this blog post (which doesn't actually resolve the question) by John Scalzi: whatever.scalzi.com/2009/05/17/…
Dec
20
awarded  Editor