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Jusenkyo no Pikachu 12 February 2019 12:16 AM

Man mansplains lady parts and mansplaining.
 
https://www.someecards.com/news/news...destroyed-him/

It’s…somewhat amusing. I won’t really bother quoting because most of the article is just reproducing a Twitter thread, but I checked the guy’s feed and the tweets are still there as of this posting.

(Mansplaining, for those who don’t know, is when a man attempts to educate more knowledgeable people in a subject. At least, I have to hope that the average woman is more knowledgeable here. I have heard the phrase “your penis touched my vagina” before.)

ganzfeld 12 February 2019 02:56 AM

I've been kind of on the fence but this post destroys any doubt I had about whether you're just messing with us. Or doing it for some purpose. I haven't made up my mind about that yet.

Jusenkyo no Pikachu 12 February 2019 10:30 AM

I actually found a better article on the incident at WHTM (as usual): http://www.wehuntedthemammoth.com/20...as-to-step-in/

To summarise: the Guardian posted an article about a work titled “Me And My Vulva”, which is a photo collage of various vulvas. Then this guy shows up and tells everyone that the word is actually “vagina”. When he is called out for his mansplaining, both by those who possess vulvas and those who don’t, he then goes on to say that he’s not mansplaining (by mansplaining that concept) and then claiming that he was using the common usage of “vagina”. Which apparently hasn’t been updated since he was 5.

Jusenkyo no Pikachu 01 March 2019 01:07 PM

http://www.wehuntedthemammoth.com/20...vulva-is-back/

He’s back. And he doubled down.

Quote:

“I often resist changes in the language that are being made for what I take to be the wrong reasons,” he declares. After citing a number of not-particularly relevant examples — like “English speaking Canadians … pronouncing Quebec the way the French speakers do. And … Americans … pronouncing Chile the way Spanish speakers do.” — he gets to his real objection: he hates what he sees as “politically correct” language. He offers no logical explanation for this other than to suggest that such language is excessively euphemistic.

Quote:

I may be willing to go along with saying disabled person rather than handicapped person, I am not willing to say person with a disability rather than disabled person. I am not willing to say enslaved person rather than slave. I was willing to switch from the perfectly good word Negro to black, but I was not willing to move again from black to African American. And I am not willing to say undocumented immigrant rather than illegal alien. There is a general neurosis caused by activists who like to announce every few years that an existing usage is problematic and should be replaced by what they say.
Well, that’s your right, dude. But don;t be surprised if people call you out for being the jerk that you are

Alarm 01 March 2019 05:29 PM

Quote:

like “English speaking Canadians … pronouncing Quebec the way the French speakers do.
Hmmm...

but that's the name of the city/province Québec...

KAY-bek

if you pronounce it kwe-bek, you're mispronouncing it.

it would be like pronouncing America "Emerica"
:duh:

BamaRainbow 05 March 2019 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Alarm (Post 1996979)
Hmmm...

but that's the name of the city/province Québec...

KAY-bek

if you pronounce it kwe-bek, you're mispronouncing it.

it would be like pronouncing America "Emerica"
:duh:

In fairness, he's probably one of those who pronounces "America" as "Murka."

And, if we want to get technical, most "Americans" mispronounce the word anyway. Since the name is actually derived from Latin, it should be probably be pronounced the same way that Spanish speakers say it: Ah-MEH-ree-kah.

GenYus234 05 March 2019 06:12 PM

Can people mispronounce their own name (or their own country's name)?

Also, how do we know that the way Spanish speakers say it is the same way 15th Century Italian speakers said it? There seems to be some discrepency of how Edmind Halley's name was said and that was 150 years later and English.

Heck, even Stephen Colbert's own family can't agree on how their name should be said. Some use a silent t and some pronounce it.

Alarm 05 March 2019 06:24 PM

Then we are agreed, Québec shall henceforth be pronounced "Republiquedelasaintepoutine"

And America shall be pronounced "Putincanprydemocracyfrommycolddeadhands"

:fish:

queen of the caramels 06 March 2019 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Alarm (Post 1997118)
Then we are agreed, Québec shall henceforth be pronounced "Republiquedelasaintepoutine"



:fish:




Apart from the West Island and the Eastern Townships.

Alarm 06 March 2019 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by queen of the caramels (Post 1997150)
Apart from the West Island and the Eastern Townships.

So mote it be:

"Republiquedelasaintepoutinesaufl'ouestdel'îleetle scantonsdel'est"

GenYus234 06 March 2019 01:28 PM

Not Throatwobbler Mangrove?

[/obligatory Monty Python reference]

Seaboe Muffinchucker 06 March 2019 02:16 PM

Only if you spell that Luxury Yacht.

Seaboe

ChasFink 06 March 2019 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker (Post 1997172)
Only if you spell that Luxury Yacht.

Seaboe

That's Raymond Luxury Yacht. If I went around claiming that just "Luxury Yacht" was pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove", they'd put me away!


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