stop saying “his or her”
piss off prescriptivists
acknowledge nonbinary identities
make your sentences less clunky
advocate for common usage which is what leads to grammatical acceptance
Important for ALL of us to consider.
It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.
Chaucer used “ax” and it was in the Coverdale Bible (the first complete English translation).
ARE YOU TOO GOOD FOR CHAUCER AND JESUS?!
no dampers put on at all! :)
so here’s the thing. is it possible to love someone in exactly the same way for the rest of your life? nope. but if you’ve had a long-term friendship, I think you would say that even if you change, and the other person changes, you still love them even if it’s in a different way.
I am a naturally monogamous person (in every kind of relationship) and it’s easy for me to imagine being with someone for the rest of my life. if you’re not that kind of person, that’s fine! you can have long-term platonic relationships, or friends-with-benefits relationships, or anything on the whole wide spectrum. but that is the key, I think, to loving someone forever. acknowledging that you are sometimes going to just be their best friend, and sometimes you’re going to want lots of sex with the person (if you’re into it) and sometimes you will feel more like family than lovers. that’s fine. humans change constantly and so do relationships, and I think understanding that is a huge step in any long-term relationship!
welp, here’s the thing. names, like a number of other things, are a personal choice. I do not feel at all hypocritical in taking a name I associate with family and happiness over a name I associate with repression and manipulation.
there are a number of reasons to change your name, and all of them are valid, because it’s an intensely personal decision. Chris has no opinion on this and had absolutely no say in my decision. he is not claiming me as property and he knows damn well not to. I am keeping my family name as a middle name, but out of a wish to help my future children know their path, not because I have any attachment to that name. I have very few positive associations with the name itself and so I see no reason to keep it out of some misguided attempt to seem like a “good feminist.”
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No offense meant, but I don’t think this amount of traffic, combined with the maneuverability of ships, is very safe.