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Old 10th June 2018, 05:00 PM   #432407  /  #26
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Read my posts with the following stupid accent: a peninsula in the North Atlantic
I've been restraining myself, but I know people are expecting this from me and will be disappointed if I don't chime in:

"fiancé" is masculine; "fiancée" (pronounced exactly the same way) is feminine.

So "then-fiancé" implies he was engaged to a dude.
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Old 10th June 2018, 05:38 PM   #432410  /  #27
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There used to be a difference back in my day.
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Old 10th June 2018, 05:55 PM   #432411  /  #28
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Read my posts with the following stupid accent: Appalachia, CSA
I'm on yet another site now where I just learned the English pronouns are no good. I have to use "they".

If I can so easily lose my flag, have the rainbow so overrun with fresh symbolism it's taken out of use on Christian sites, and have now lost prayer from public school, the 10 Commandments from government buildings, and little baby Jesus from right out of the manger celebrating a holiday I don't even celebrate, all while still having "God" and dead presidents both on my money, why can't the self-described gender folk straighten out (no pun intended) the English language? That should have been done going in. "Gay" was semantically shifted easily enough.
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Old 10th June 2018, 06:51 PM   #432412  /  #29
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Read my posts with the following stupid accent: a peninsula in the North Atlantic
What kind of "straightening out" do you have in mind?
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Old 10th June 2018, 09:44 PM   #432415  /  #30
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I've been restraining myself, but I know people are expecting this from me and will be disappointed if I don't chime in:

"fiancé" is masculine; "fiancée" (pronounced exactly the same way) is feminine.

So "then-fiancé" implies he was engaged to a dude.
See, I thought that was the case but when I searched for the word it wasn't making the distinction
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Old 10th June 2018, 11:12 PM   #432417  /  #31
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Hmmm. I could be wrong, then. I was following the French rules, but sometimes when we anglophones steal a word from another language we change how it works.
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Old 10th June 2018, 11:22 PM   #432419  /  #32
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Originally Posted by Brother Daniel View Post
I've been restraining myself, but I know people are expecting this from me and will be disappointed if I don't chime in:

"fiancé" is masculine; "fiancée" (pronounced exactly the same way) is feminine.

So "then-fiancé" implies he was engaged to a dude.
Well he was a then-fiancé, but in the time since, she has transitioned into a fiancée.
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Old 11th June 2018, 01:16 AM   #432428  /  #33
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Old 11th June 2018, 03:24 AM   #432434  /  #34
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Old 11th June 2018, 04:01 AM   #432438  /  #35
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I think all Australians might be multigendered. I mean, Australia!
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Old 11th June 2018, 03:06 PM   #432446  /  #36
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It's very progressive
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Old 11th June 2018, 03:32 PM   #432447  /  #37
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They're all marsupials.
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Old 11th June 2018, 11:03 PM   #432448  /  #38
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They're all marsupials.
it's very handy having a pouch.
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Old 12th June 2018, 08:59 AM   #432465  /  #39
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"pouch"
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Old 12th June 2018, 09:14 PM   #432480  /  #40
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I'm on yet another site now where I just learned the English pronouns are no good. I have to use "they".

If I can so easily lose my flag, have the rainbow so overrun with fresh symbolism it's taken out of use on Christian sites, and have now lost prayer from public school, the 10 Commandments from government buildings, and little baby Jesus from right out of the manger celebrating a holiday I don't even celebrate, all while still having "God" and dead presidents both on my money, why can't the self-described gender folk straighten out (no pun intended) the English language? That should have been done going in. "Gay" was semantically shifted easily enough.

Sucks when shit just won't stop changing.


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Old 13th June 2018, 11:34 PM   #432508  /  #41
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Old 14th June 2018, 12:37 AM   #432511  /  #42
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she has since married me

Reader, she married me.
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Old 14th June 2018, 09:46 AM   #432531  /  #43
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wtf. Did you forget where you were?
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Old 14th June 2018, 09:57 AM   #432533  /  #44
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by posting on topic in a MindRomp thread? you're right, what was I thinking
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