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Absurdity, thy name is UT

The freaking world is going off the rails at a faster rate than I thought. Now this silliness:

The University of Tennessee is asking students to use “ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr.”

No, those words are not another language. They’re actually the gender-neutral singular versions of pronouns.

Oh, how … nice. And their purpose?

The University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion is asking students and faculty to use the pronouns in order to create a more inclusive campus. They say it alleviates a heavy burden for people expressing different genders or identities.

A more inclusive campus?  Really?  Given the SWJs and their vendettas, how inclusive will the campus be if you happen to forget to use these idiotic affectations?

“These may sound a little funny at first, but only because they are new,” Braquet said. “The she and he pronouns would sound strange too if we had been taught ze when growing up.”

Braquet said if students and faculty cannot use ze, hir, hirs, xe, xem or xyr, they can also politely ask. “’Oh, nice to meet you, [insert name]. What pronouns should I use?’ is a perfectly fine question to ask,” ze said.

Talk about infantile nonsense.  Would you ask [insert name] what “pronouns” to use to address them, or would you operate off of your ability to discriminate and choose the proper one all by your stupid little lonesome?

Yes, Ms. Braquet, the do sound a “little funny”, not to mention a little stupid and frankly totally unnecessary.  You, madam, have too much time on your hands as well as an unnecessary “job” that is one of the reasons college tuitions are higher (more admin than professors).

Please treat this woman and her silliness as the absurdity it is, students at UT.  If not, try using these “pronouns” when you graduate and apply for a job.  I can’t wait to here about the results when you do.


Oh, and irony of all … they still seem to identify someone by their … gender!  “Hir” is female and “Zir” is male – or so it seems.  “Gender neutral” would make no distinction.



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16 Responses to Absurdity, thy name is UT

  • No, those words are not another language. They’re actually the gender-neutral singular versions of pronouns.

    Well, yes. THAT is exactly what they are. They are the language of the Eloi. They are not the language of human beings who follow human nature.

    Vols…FLEE, run-away, git-thee-hence…!!! There are places still sane where you can actually learn something worth the freight! Let the insane burn down the asylum…without YOUR money! Send a good, strong market signal you are NOT stOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOpid.

  • “These may sound a little funny at first,…”

    Yes, but only at first. Then they sound stupid. Because they are.

  • How is that gender neutral? I can still tell if we’re talking about her or him, or hers or his.
    I just can’t tell their gender when we’re talking about specific she or he.

    And owing to pronouncation you can’t tell the difference between he/she and THEY and or the difference between HIM and THEIR, so if your context doesn’t reveal it you might as well just skip that part of the conversation.

    “Who ate the cookies I left here?”
    “Oh!? Zhee did! ” (points in the general direction of 2 people, 1 male, 1 female)
    “Zhee?!!!! Those two?”
    “Zhem? I didn’t say Zhee ate the cookies! I said Zhee did!” (points again at the same two people)
    “Oh, ZHEE, right, now I understand perfectly.”

    God Lord – I’m sure this is the product of an extensive 3 hour session by a bunch of presumptuous asshats at a bar or in a dorm room at about 11:00 at night. It involved alcohol and/or other drugs.

  • Just think of what Abbott and Costello could have done with this…..

  • Like all previous attempts to de-gender the English language, this will go nowhere. Sorry, SJW’s, but pronouns are linguistically “closed” in English. Maybe if they’d gone beyond the 100 level of English, they’d have learned that.

  • And this UT graduate and lifetime Tennessee resident hangs his head in shame…

    I thought our squish senators would be my biggest embarrassment about Tennessee. But this is certainly a contender.

    Though the stupendously stupid and gullible Senator Corker could easily be one of the people most responsible for an Iranian nuclear attack someday. I guess that takes precedence.

  • Facebook supposedly has over 50 gender options.

    zer – zir – xem – e – i – e – i – o.

    • You bugger – I sat here and read that last part before it hit me.

      And now I have to clean coffee laugh spew off my screen thank you very much.

  • Some people can only be reasoned with through a lead pipe.

    I note that if you use those words in any other context aside from making fun of them, it’s a mental illness signifier

  • Eff this. You get “he/she” and “him/her” and you can go screw if you don’t like it.

    I will use whichever one you most appear to be. If I a wrong, correct me, and I shall use the other one from that moment forward. But choose carefully, because that’s the one I will use for you for the rest of your god damned miserable life.

  • I think these pronouns would make great alien names in a SF story:

    Ze looked out of the spaceship cockpit at the planet below. Her conjugate-mate Zirs put a slimy tentacle on Ze’s shoulder. “We’re the first ones to survey this planet. Think of how rich we’ll be!”

    Ze replied pensively “We’ll see. You know Zem and Xyr are just looking for reasons to claim most of it for themselves. Crackly gits!”

    Zirs sighed. “You’re always assuming the worst case. I’ve already cleared it with Zhem and Hirs. We’ll get it all. Well, after the Interstellar Revenue Service gets their cut, anyway”

  • I’m hoping someday a SJW asks me what my pronouns are.

    I’ll say, oh, just use German ones.

  • Silly me. Here I thought all along all you had to do was look between the legs.
    Hell, maybe there is something in the water…