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Pick a Pronoun, Slave!

The ever-popular MOTUS A.D. is in the house with Preferred Pronouns: You Want ‘Em, We’ve Got’em

It started out, as all progressive plans do, with good intentions and limited application:

But it quickly galloped off into the hills and is still “evolving.” Like the Covid, it will never end. Here’s one of the more current lists of “non-binary” pronouns. It is used as a handout in college classes to instruct “binary” gendered students to use the correct pronoun in order to avoid offending the more sensitive non-binaries.

The result? This one as found at the Washington Post and it ain’t parody:

That’s when I decided to raise my cats to be gender neutral.

The cats’ lives wouldn’t change, I reasoned, and it would help me learn to use plural pronouns for my friends, neighbors and colleagues who individually go by they, their and them. [ed. obviously first-wave non-binaries]

Even though using they, them and their as singular pronouns grates on many people because it’s grammatically incorrect, it seems to be the most popular solution to the question of how to identify people without requiring them to conform to the gender binary of female and male. It also just feels right to refer to people as they wish to be referred to.

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  • Uncle Mikey February 27, 2021, 8:43 AM

    What a sad age this is. A better one approaches

  • sam February 27, 2021, 9:13 AM

    It’s ok when the crazy run the asylum but not when they run outside the asylum.

  • EX-Californian Pete February 27, 2021, 9:52 AM

    Fortunately, I haven’t yet personally encountered of of those mentally ill sexual deviates that insist on people referring to them with ridiculous pronouns.
    However, if I DO, I will demand they refer to ME with one of MY preferred chosen pronouns. Any of the following ones will do;

    1) Your Royal Highness.
    2) Mr. Verified Genetically Superior Individual.
    3) Sire.
    4) My Intellectually And Morally Superior Master.
    5) Mr. DNA-Supporting Heterosexual Realist.
    6) Mr. MOLON LABE.
    7) Sir Slaughterer Of Liberal Retards.
    8) Mr. Make America Great Again Conservative.
    9) The Almighty Deliverer Of Hot Lead From Great Distances.
    10) Mr. Completely Immune To Liberal Bullsh_t.

    If they don’t cotton to using those pronouns, I’ll just tell them that I “identify” as an American Bald Eagle, and messing with me will be a violation of several federal felonies.

  • Dirk February 27, 2021, 11:03 AM

    This stuffs dumber then EBONICS. laughed loudly when I realized it was Some of Jerry’s extra special rainbow kids, who wrote both!. Listening To The Tower Of Power, right now, ,,,,,,,,,, ” Funk The Dumb Stuff”

    Village idiot.

  • Harry February 27, 2021, 11:10 AM

    How long until “pronouns” becomes a college major?

  • Steve in Greensboro February 27, 2021, 11:40 AM

    I’m having my German Shepherd dog neutered on Monday. Even after the operation, he won’t be as gay as these people.

  • wildman February 27, 2021, 1:33 PM

    we have far too many useless folks in the usa thinking up this nonsense

  • Lance de Boyle February 27, 2021, 1:40 PM

    Just call everyone Dickhead.
    Problem solved.

  • OldFert February 27, 2021, 2:05 PM


  • Kevin in PA February 27, 2021, 2:58 PM

    Lance for the win!
    ….but I’m not sure it will solve any problems.

  • PA Cat February 27, 2021, 5:27 PM

    Apropos of the commenter at the WaPoo “[who] decided to raise [xits] cats to be gender neutral. . . . The cats’ lives wouldn’t change, [xit] reasoned. . . .” I wonder what xit named xit’s cats– Cat 1, Cat 2, etc.? (The hurricane scale people might not approve, especially when Cat 5 arrives.)

    How times have changed: when the WWII Grumman F6F successor to the F4F Wildcat needed a name, it ended up being called the Hellcat: “Tomcat” had been suggested but was considered a bit too risqué in the 1940s. It wasn’t until the early 1970s that “Tomcat” was considered an okay name for a fighter aircraft (the F-14, as it turned out). So I suppose we must make do now with gender-neutral names for fighter planes as well as for cats.

    To help the WaPoo commenter if xe needs suggestions, here is a short video of “Unique and Adorable Unisex Cat Names”:

    Gerard will be relieved to know that “Olive” is not on the list.

  • nunnya bidnez, jr February 27, 2021, 5:49 PM

    Tower of Power eh?
    I’m listening to JB, Papa don’t Take no Mess.

  • Anonymous February 27, 2021, 5:57 PM

    I see Rand Paul is questioning Richard/Rachel Levine, Biden[Obama]’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of Health.


    “For most of our history, we have believed that minors don’t have full rights and that parents need to be involved,” Rand Paul said Thursday. “We should be outraged that someone’s talking to a 3-year-old about changing their sex.”
    Levine replied that “transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed,” and told Paul she would discuss the topic further with Paul if confirmed to her role with the Biden administration.

    I would want Rand Paul to ask Levine the following:
    Did you cut off your penis?
    Have you been castrated?
    Are you currently taking hormones; which ones?
    Do you still shave your beard, or use dipilatories?

    In other words, are you walking the walk,
    or just talking the talk?

    Are you promoting sex change “medicine” for others, while just play-acting?

    This part is interesting:
    “…told Paul she would discuss the topic further with Paul if confirmed..”
    Sound similar to Pelosi pushing for passage of Obamacare:
    “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it”.
    Well, no … I want to know what’sinit before voting to pass 0bamacare;
    I want Levine to discuss the topic in depth now, before confirming him/her.

  • ghostsniper February 27, 2021, 6:02 PM

    I can’t imagine how I could ever be in a setting where such people congregate.
    If one of them came to my presence and made a point of it’s retarded stance it would probably be killed with anything sitting around close by. Until that time, they don’t exist.

  • Jack February 27, 2021, 6:17 PM

    I got no time, patience or inclination to play dat. I’ll just stick with my old pejoratives with ‘hey’ in front of it. Example: ‘hey, muthafaka’ or ‘hey, you cacksucka’ for nonspecific binaries or whatever.

    If I want to address a binary or whatever they are in a more direct way I’ll say something like: ‘hey you, yeah you, you useless muthafaka’ or ‘hey, you purple haired fairy cacksucka’. And such as….

  • Kat in Indiana February 27, 2021, 7:33 PM

    And to think that people used to laugh at Trekkies for learning Klingon…

  • waitingForTheStorm February 28, 2021, 5:26 AM

    He/she/it. The remainder of the forms left as an exercise to the gentle reader. And, even then, I will likely not remember to apply the neutral pronouns to you because (1) I have a life and (2) I really don’t give a crap about your pathologies. Oh, and I will do everything I can to avoid you and your miserable personality for the rest of my life. The only made-up words regularly appearing in my discourse are those that I invented myself.

  • Annie Rose February 28, 2021, 6:24 AM

    Brace yourself if you are a working stiff, because pronoun training is coming your way. Just this week one of our adult kids had training where everyone was prompted to share their preferred pronouns. In Illinois, all managers will have to use their employees’ preferred pronouns by July 1st or face major fines. In Canada, where it is now law that you must address someone by their preferred pronouns, an older college professor was recently targeted and punished for the crime of using students’ first names instead of preferred pronouns. He simply couldn’t keep track of all of his students’ personal pronouns in his lectures each day. One of his students complained that he continued to address her by her first name even after she reminded him of her non-binary preferred pronouns. One of our daughters joked that her personal pronouns are the chocolate sauce kind, “her/she” (Hershey’s). Why must 99% of us change our grammar, that we began learning from the age of two, to accommodate 1% of the population and their delusional insanity?

  • Rob De Witt February 28, 2021, 7:19 AM


    I applaud the sentiment but object to the terminology. Using body parts as pejoratives eventually backfires.

    And besides, I’m proud of my dick head….

  • jwm February 28, 2021, 7:52 AM

    The correct response to, “These are my pronouns.” is: “Go away, child, and take your pronouns with you.”


  • Tom Hyland February 28, 2021, 8:05 AM

    It’s the world wide revenge of the nerds. Have you noticed how incredibly homely are these freaks who are imposing their will upon us all? Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, and every health minister is so disgustingly unhealthy. This reminds me very much of the Chinese cultural revolution when professors were whipped and made to pick rice. Illiterate garbagemen were elevated to positions of political power. Freaks like Levine are paid to gaslight the populace so it will become law that children aged 5 must decide what sex they will “become.” They can’t remain as they were born, it is an emergency that children decide or the choice will be made for them. This is part of the mass migrations to dissolve the identity of nations, religions, and the family unit. Most TV commercials and sit coms are black men making it with white women and interacial people hanging out with each other. Regardless if Levine severed his stuff, he will always be a self-loathing homely little man and we mustn’t allow his mental abnormality to be acceptable. Cartoonist Ben Garrison continues the discussion here… https://grrrgraphics.com/calling-out-a-sacred-cow/

  • EX-Californian Pete February 28, 2021, 9:36 AM

    That “Levine thing” that thinks it’s a female is a rock-solid testament to how insane Liberals have become. As China Joe would say- “C-MON, MAN,” anyone can see that’s a DUDE.
    And finding out that “Rachel’s” REAL first name is “Richard” made me laugh my ass off!

    I guess the poor retarded trans-thing hated being named DICK as much as it hated having one.

    And to Gerard- congrats on CA. getting more than enough signatures to get rid of Gayvin Newscum.

  • Tom Hyland February 28, 2021, 9:49 AM

    Having the Levine thing imposed upon us, as if it is a worthy and authoritive expert regarding health, reminds me of the Chinese cultural revolution. The absurdities of whipping and forcing university professors into the rice paddys and elevating illiterate garbagemen to lofty political office is comparable to insisting Levine is a paragon of all things healthy. Cartoonist Ben Garrison continues the conversation… https://grrrgraphics.com/calling-out-a-sacred-cow/

  • ghostsniper February 28, 2021, 12:29 PM

    From the site Tom posted:
    “We can’t debate the issue without being smeared as a hater or ’transphobic.’”
    Why in the world would any sane person want to “debate” anything at all with a demented criminal?
    If you coddle that thing it will get worse, is that what you want?
    There is only one way to deal with specimens like that.
    You MUST destroy it on first site using anything and everything available at that time and place.
    If you do not you will be responsible for allowing it to cause irreparable to others.
    You don’t want that error on your conscience do you?

    Reminder. The only way any of us even knows about that horrific injustice of a human being is because of this criminal assed gov’t. It elevates the ghastly and subdues the rest.

  • Skorpion February 28, 2021, 12:42 PM

    @Kat in Indiana: I’ve often said that this sort of nonsense is a direct result of the mainstreaming of nerd culture, where the fantasy-festival mentality rules, and everyone has to be addressed as the creature they’re COSplaying, no matter how ridiculous it may seem.

    @ghostsniper: Kinda fits in with Gerard’s repost above about the likely scenarios in a Second American Civil War. Without government LEOs or the sense of a rule of law, I can see these types being shot on sight by folks who have nothing to lose.

  • ghostsniper March 1, 2021, 6:28 PM

    It goes both ways Skorp.
    In the absence of gov’t (protection) the ne’er do wells get their act together for they will quickly realize what the word extinction means. Ex. Would you curse your neighbor if you knew your head would be blowed off before the words left your mouth? This rotten assed gov’t causes people to act like the natural born assholes they always were.

  • Lance de Boyle March 1, 2021, 10:42 PM

    Rob deWitt says,
    “Using body parts [“Dickhead”] as pejoratives eventually backfires.
    And besides, I’m proud of my dick head….”

    I speak for everyone here, when I say that we are ALL proud of your dick head Robb.
    Just yesterday, our Host was saying to no one in particular, “I believe I’ll write a poem about Robb’s dick head. Not much to work with, of course, but we’ll see what we can do.”

    The way it wears a beret, tilted rakishly across its eye, and says, “I’m Sartre. I’m Sartre. Je Je Je.”
    The way it turns up the collar of its jacket, in a close imitation of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, and says, “I stick my neck out for nobody” and “Here’s looking at you kid.” wink wink.
    The way it spits out of the corner of its eye-mouth, saying “Oh yeah. Sez you, wise guy.”

    We can all learn from your dick head, Rob.
    Mine? Not so much.
    Yes, Mr Daniels, I believe I WILL have another.

  • Rob De Witt March 2, 2021, 5:01 AM

    Dear “Lance”

    You’ve apparently had a lot of experience at close observation of dicks. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Lance de Boyle March 2, 2021, 10:25 AM

    No offense was intended Rob. Sorry if it came off that way. I thought you’d find it funny. Call me Dickhead.