Linguistic Movement to Provide Gender-Neutral Address: Mx.

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    Jun 05, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
    NYT: Sometimes cultural shifts move quickly. A gender-neutral alternative to the usual honorifics like Ms. and Mr. is gaining ground.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/style/me-myself-and-mx.html
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    Jun 06, 2015 3:21 AM GMT
    How about just never using titles ever. Simpler.
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    Jun 06, 2015 5:24 AM GMT
    There are tons of these in the SciFi literature of the last 100 years. "Ser" was popular (in print) for a while.

    For a while, I thought "Dude" was gonna do it.

    But then again, we were all supposed to be speaking in Esperanto by now...icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 07, 2015 2:12 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidThere are tons of these in the SciFi literature of the last 100 years. "Ser" was popular (in print) for a while.

    For a while, I thought "Dude" was gonna do it.

    But then again, we were all supposed to be speaking in Esperanto by now...icon_confused.gif


    I think asshole works perfectly well. Most people are. We can abbreviate it Ah.
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    Jun 07, 2015 11:12 PM GMT
    While we are talking about such a substantial subject we may as well reflect upon the usage of the word parley for community forum vindication. its a shorter word than euphemism and has similarity to topic debate in French pronunciation.