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Kennesaw State Suggests ‘ne’ and ‘ve’ as Gender Neutral Pronouns

Kennesaw State Suggests ‘ne’ and ‘ve’ as Gender Neutral Pronouns

“do not assume the preferred pronouns from yesterday will still apply today”

Monty Python’s “Knights Who Say Ni” couldn’t be reached for comment.

FOX News reports:

‘Pronouns matter’: Georgia college suggests ‘ne’ and ‘ve’ as gender-neutral words

The LGBT Resource Center at a Georgia college may want to pay a visit to the English department after a new controversial pamphlet lists several gender pronouns as “ne,” “ve,” and “ey.”

The words are featured in a pamphlet titled “Pronouns Matter: A guide to using gender neutral pronouns” that administrators handed out in Kennesaw State University’s Student Center Tuesday, as reported by CampusReform.org.

Tammy Demel, a university spokesperson, told Fox News it was “made available by the Kennesaw State Office of Student Engagement for those in the campus community with questions or who had particular interest in this topic.”

Demel added, “There is no policy at Kennesaw State University requiring the use of gender neutral pronouns nor for the wide distribution of these materials.”

The pamphlet tells students to “understand a person’s pronouns can change; do not assume the preferred pronouns from yesterday will still apply today.”

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This is the sort of situation for which I reserve “Hey, stupid.”

“It” is usually appropriate.

It’s all rubbish …

Well. I must say that I am very deeply OFFENDED use of the words “perSON”, “spokesperSON”. “SON” is a word that refers to a parent’s MALE children, and is exclusive and offensive

…do not assume the preferred pronouns from yesterday will still apply today.

Tell ya what. Let me know when ne makes a final decision on what ve want to use as preferred pronouns.

I probably won’t use’em, but at least I’ll know.

Suddenly Purdue’s suggestions don’t seem so ridiculous.

The Friendly Grizzly | March 4, 2018 at 10:36 pm

My reply to them is “Sorry. I’m not playing. Now, get out of my way and let me pass. Now.”

How do I know which pronouns to use?
If the person you’re referring to is a stranger or brief acquaintance (like a server, cashier, fellow bus patron, etc), you may not need to know.

you may not need to know“?? Why would they not need – nay, desire – to know the pronoun preferences of everybody they meet? Are these people not worthy of their notice? Are they too low class to bother with? What drives their eager separation from those working folks whom they just described?

I am hard put to recall any other statement that carries such bitter, dismissive condescention of such high bigotry as is exhibited in the very training materials they distribute as “helpful guides.”

    healthguyfsu in reply to ss396. | March 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Agree. There are gender fuzzy people (mannish women in particular) that are not at all transgender. Do I risk offending this person by using these ridiculous pronouns when they just want to be a normal he or she?

Don’t they know that “it” is the proper pronoun for the neuter (not or no longer male or female) case.

vocalization of gorilla grunts to express personal pronouns might prove to be just as effective; pectoral buffeting optional

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