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Old 2020-08-02, 16:39   #45
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Nonetheless, you haven't answered my question: how are those translations to be made into languages such as French or Portuguese?
Hey, I have enough trouble dealing with English (seriously).
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Old 2020-08-02, 16:46   #46
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What should I do with my peacock?
Consider recipes for pheasant as a starting point. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pheasant_under_glass
Species names are gender inclusive by definition.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peafowl

And so apparently are some individuals:
https://academic.oup.com/jhered/arti...rectedFrom=PDF
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynandromorphism

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Old 2020-08-02, 17:00   #47
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Nonetheless, you haven't answered my question: how are those translations to be made into languages such as French or Portuguese? As I noted, there is no such thing as "our" language here.
This is a question for Uncle Willy.
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Hey, I have enough trouble dealing with English (seriously).
And with wife? I have...
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Would this woke thread be an appropriate place to discuss that the project itself does not have the most politically correct name? This has been discussed before, but it is 2020 and a change is overdue. Changing will preempt a public relations fumble when this project eventually finds a 100M digit prime.

From Urban Dictionary:
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(1) a derrogatory term for someone that is disabled or has a medicial problem that results in physical impairment.

(2) An insult implying that someone is incompetent, stupid, etc. Can also be used to imply that the person is uncool or can't/won't do what everyone else is doing.

(3) A sex slave or submissive, usually male, as popularlized by the movie Pulp Fiction.

A semi-related snippet from when Isis Pharmaceuticals (named after the Egyptian god and healer Isis) changed its name to Ionis Pharmaceuticals:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...oid-confusion/

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"When you talk about the company you want people to immediately think about the incredible work you're doing to deliver transformational drugs to patients ... not as an unfortunate namesake."
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Ah, Isis, I remember it well. I spent quite some time there in my Oxford days.
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"not as an unfortunate namesake."

Reminds me of being in the San Francisco area in 1983 for an IBM PC related trade show. I don't remember the name of the company or its products, but they had a very prominent banner with the company name initials, AIDS. Maybe, something something Data Systems. Wrong time, wrong place for that banner.

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I don't remember the name of the company or its products, but they had a very prominent banner with the company name initials...
There's a company here in Bimshire named "Pumps and Mechanical Services"...
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There's a company here in Bimshire named "Pumps and Mechanical Services"...
As in the riddle "What´s the difference between BSE and PMS"?

I won't reveal the punchline. The gender thought-crime police will be after me.
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"Their head" .. nope in french it imply plural. but, curiously, the singular is... F.. as a head is gendered as F.

'he needs to count in his head' ' il doit compter dans sa tête"
'she needs to count in her head' 'elle doit compter dans sa tête"
'They need to count in their heads" Ils/elles doivent compter dans leurs têtes"


Gender neutral pronoun is hard in french. People with gender neutral pronoun exist. But the 'they/them" as singular doesn't work well in french.

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‘Bernie Bros’ Were Invented as Sexist, Racist and Anti-Semitic | Jonathan Cook, Consortium News: The Establishment uses identity politics to divide those who might otherwise find a united voice and a common cause

Extremist language policing by the Wokerati is weaponized IdPol and the politics of distraction in action.

Consider the recent fawning news coverage of Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase and elite kleptocrat extraordinaire, kneeling "in solidarity" with Black Lives Matter activists.
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