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Will this affect the car industry too?
Think clutch slave cylinder (only for cars with three pedals though)
Will they have to change words like "servo" as in brake servo?
Isn't that derived from serve?

What will happen to the service industry?
To serve implies having a master.

Oh, what a grey day!
At least we still can say that.


Until it's deemed ageist...
 

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Twitter isn't the only tech giant that's doing away with terms like master.


Language inclusivity might become necessary in your copy / website content somewhat soon.
 
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Twitter isn't the only tech giant that's doing away with terms like master.


Language inclusivity might become necessary in your copy / website content somewhat soon.
I saw that too, I'd call bollocks if it didn't marginalise men's wedding tackle.
 

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It’s all reactionary BS. Trouble is when you have idiots running companies that pander to bigger idiots suggesting such shite the sheeple mildly follow that lead and it becomes the norm.

#sicktodeathwithallthisPCposturinglookatusarentwewonderfulBS
 
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So was Wimbledon secretly cancelled this year due to the word serve being so frequently used?

Dan

PS: Your thread title was noted ;)
In the diner:
"Hi I'm Mindy & I'll be your follower"
:wideyed: "Wait, what?"

So, if all slaves are now to be followers, does it also follow that say, Instagram followers of Dan Lok/Tai Lopez et al were their slaves?
Replicas is also a suitable ironic term.

How does the saying
"I follow my fingers to the bone"
make sense anymore?

At least we still have masturbation.

And no more black tie events, yay!

Also, why do we use a certain well known saying when clearly it's a shovel they're referring to?

For clarity, a spade digs, a shovel scoops.

Those bozos at Twitter, Microsoft etc should order container loads of the latter because they are full of it.

PS what's going to happen to headmasters?

They can always console themselves with a little headmistress.
Would that them make her the mistress of his domain?
 

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@MTF What was that sensitivity app you had?

Taking this further... What about a computer "server?"

What about a "master's" degree?

What about a "master" electrician?

You can't have a "master" bedroom or bathroom anymore either... It is now "primary."

Reminds me of PC principal...
South Park pretty much nails American nutjob culture. I am excited to see what they do with coronavirus.
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@MTF What was that sensitivity app you had?

You can't have a "master" bedroom or bathroom anymore either... It is now "primary."
I'm sorry to say that you aren't allowed to have a mastermind, either.

Oh, and mastering music is unfortunately not allowed anymore, too.
 

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I know this thread is in the Off Topic section but is it really what the forum wants to spend time discussing?
 
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The bastardization of language is a black mark on our snivilization, but the niggardly average vocabulary size points to a more serious cognitive decline:


Who knows what infantile formula accounts for the shrinking Boomer mind?


The fall in reading level evokes the march of symbols across Lovecraft's Antarctic walls:


The prophet, of course, drew inspiration from societal changes he witnessed in 1900s America, a devolution oozing closer to its titanic mindless conclusion.
Wrong thread
I know this thread is in the Off Topic section but is it really what the forum wants to spend time discussing?
There's a report button that you can use
 

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I know this thread is in the Off Topic section but is it really what the forum wants to spend time discussing?
If there are replies to the original question/statement then it would seem the forum is more than happy to discuss them. It doesn’t mean that you have to participate if you don’t want to though.

If you feel that such discourse is inappropriate then you obviously side with the sheeple so probably best to hit the ignore button.

Oh and that is not meant to come across in a derogatory manner, but obviously it has hit some discord with you to post about it so you must find it offensive on some level.

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I know this thread is in the Off Topic section but is it really what the forum wants to spend time discussing?
If there are replies to the original question/statement then it would seem the forum is more than happy to discuss them. It doesn’t mean that you have to participate if you don’t want to though.

If you feel that such discourse is inappropriate then you obviously side with the sheeple so probably best to hit the ignore button.

Oh and that is not meant to come across in a derogatory manner, but obviously it has hit some discord with you to post about it so you must find it offensive on some level.

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Many e-commerce owners advertise on social media, therefore it's in their interests to know what language is acceptable otherwise they may face account suspension & loss of revenue.

If they're changing language in the back end, where the public can't see, because it's offensive, imagine how restrictive the front end will be.
 

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Yes, I’m not American based myself so I took this thread to be of a political nature. There are a lot of threads on the forum at the moment about “current events/politics” compared to usual. How much of this discussion really actually helps your Fastlane business grow. This was never going to be a noteable/gold thread.

That was the only point I wanted to make.
 
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Yes, I’m not American based myself so I took this thread to be of a political nature. There are a lot of threads on the forum at the moment about “current events/politics” compared to usual. How much of this discussion really actually helps your Fastlane business grow. This was never going to be a noteable/gold thread.

That was the only point I wanted to make.
Razorcut, Stargazer & I are Brits, we don't do politics.
In fact I'd like to claim partial credit for getting that stupid covid thread locked. Biosphere hammered the final nails.
I only made one post.
Kak's still not talking to me though.
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'He mobilized the English Language and sent it into battle.'
Mobilised surely?
 

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Our Founders sought to protect federal judges from the whims of the mob by granting them life tenure, and making them removable only through impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate. But the mob has its ways of exacting retribution even so.

The latest victim is Judge Cormac J. Carney of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, which includes Los Angeles. His crime? Referring to the court’s clerk, Kiry Gray, as “street-smart.”
 

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JFK was an American. ;)

Dan

PS: By the way, talking of usage in Language and to keep the thread positively useless (Rhetorical Device) did you know English speaking cats have 3 more lives than German speaking cats. (Another Rhetorical Device)
 
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Yes, I’m not American based myself so I took this thread to be of a political nature. There are a lot of threads on the forum at the moment about “current events/politics” compared to usual. How much of this discussion really actually helps your Fastlane business grow. This was never going to be a noteable/gold thread.

That was the only point I wanted to make.
It's off topic. And if you're not American just ignore American threads.
 

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My company is a tech company. We evaluated our language, and also decided to stop using the term `master` in our repositories. The reasons we did this are:

1. We feel the language does deter people of color from engaging in STEM from a young age.
2. The term `master` sucks in the content of git repos because the `master` branch isn't really a master of anything - it's the main branch or the release branch. Even the creator says he often wishes he originally called this `main` and is behind the change.
3. The people of color that we've worked with also voiced their opinion that they found these color-based terms to hit them the wrong way when they were learning the technology.
4. We want to attract a diverse and talented workforce, solving problems for a diverse market. Anything we can do to make our company more attractive is a win, and we believe this will make us more attractive.

Every time someone makes a decision that you don't agree with, it doesn't mean they are "sheeple".:eek:

EDIT TO ADD: It's pretty funny that the groups discussing what is and isn't offensive are always an echo chamber of western white males; the group of people who are least affected by this sort of language. :happy:
 
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