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Identity, p11

April 23, 2021 by Tim


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Dodgy
Dodgy
15 days ago

Called it!

Dodgy
Dodgy
15 days ago
Reply to  Dodgy

And by it I refer to the fact that I predicted the whole cloning danger, not how we should address X01.

Xanthicirs
Xanthicirs
13 days ago
Reply to  Dodgy

It would take them decades to get technology fast enough to replicate their code.

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
11 days ago
Reply to  Xanthicirs

Didn’t they cover that just a few strips ago?

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
14 days ago

Hey, it’s “subjugate your species”, not “destroy all humans”! Baby steps…

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
14 days ago

Ultron mode activated

Tim B
Tim B
14 days ago

I prefer to use “y’all” as my generic pronoun for everyone.

Dodgy
Dodgy
14 days ago
Reply to  Tim B

Careful! Downvoting cunts are running wild here, be careful not to antagonize them/they/those!

Brisbe
Brisbe
14 days ago
Reply to  Dodgy

No one:
Literally fucking no one:
Dodgy: Waaah I’m being repressed!

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
14 days ago
Reply to  Dodgy

Nah, just one, and we make sure to remind him when he’s being a dick.

Draguss
Draguss
14 days ago
Reply to  Dodgy

Funny part is, the guy above you is sitting on a positive vote balance. You’re the one heavily into the negatives at this point. Kinda says something

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
14 days ago
Reply to  Dodgy

Nah, I only see one of those here, and their name is Dodgy.

Paweł Zdanowski
Paweł Zdanowski
14 days ago
Reply to  Tim B

Y’all seems perfectly gender neutral 🙂

Detton
Detton
14 days ago

Might be a regional thing but i’m pretty sure some of my relatives also use “You’ins”

It’s no less annoying than a New England accent, i’ll give it that at least.

Last edited 14 days ago by Detton
krabcat
krabcat
14 days ago
Reply to  Detton

english does not realy have a plural version of you so a few informal ones are used varying in popularity by region. of the single word versions there are: y’all, yous, youins, and i found yinz when i looked further into it, apparently it is most popular in the pennsylvania region.

Gilly
Gilly
14 days ago
Reply to  krabcat

“you” is plural. The singular in thee/thou.

Max Savage
Max Savage
14 days ago
Reply to  Gilly

It hasn’t been used that way in actual conversation for, what, over two centuries now? I’m fairly confident we can say that’s not the case anymore. Language evolves, and English has evolved away thee/thou.

James Kite
12 days ago
Reply to  Max Savage

And yet here I am reading Piers Anthony 😁

krabcat
krabcat
14 days ago
Reply to  Tim B

y’all is more of a second person pronoun, a pluralization of “you”. it could be used to a singular person if you were including them into a larger group as part of the conversation. in this case it might work, but only if x1 continues to host multiple partitions of consciousness.

either way, it is not very applicable as a third person pronoun, which is the only gendered pronoun in english

Last edited 14 days ago by krabcat
popinloopy
popinloopy
14 days ago
Reply to  krabcat

Nah. Depending on where you are, y’all can be singular or plural. In some places it just means “you all” and is clearly plural. In other areas, “y’all” is singular and the plural of it is “all y’all” or “all a/o’ y’all”

Brisbe
Brisbe
14 days ago
Reply to  popinloopy

Or, similar to you, ‘y’all’ can also be both singular and plural, depending on the context.

…language is delightfully weird, and dialect doubly so. 😀

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
14 days ago
Reply to  Brisbe

I have been informed that “y’all” is singular and “all y’alls” is plural.

Gilly
Gilly
14 days ago
Reply to  Tim B

ee/ee’e/eeself
Spoken it sounds like realising midsentence you forgot the pronoun your friend used telling the story about the person the first time so you just slur through it.

nealithi
nealithi
14 days ago
Reply to  Tim B

From or visited the south?

WesleyRiot
WesleyRiot
14 days ago

Ridiculous. Everyone knows robots are a He, unless it has robot boobs or a metal skirt

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
14 days ago
Reply to  WesleyRiot

THAT DOES NOT FEMPUTE!

Gilly
Gilly
14 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Women can com(pute). Made better recalling that the original computers were rooms of women with paper.

Guestron
Guestron
14 days ago
Reply to  Gilly

So you’re saying the default for robots should be female?

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
12 days ago
Reply to  Guestron

When I was learning english always found curious that most of warmachines or battle robot (as warhammer titans) are default “she” instead of “it”

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
14 days ago

Death Battle trigger set and locked. ‘Hey who’s the new robot, he’s different from us.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXlgSvch6eg ensues.

Stein
Stein
14 days ago

SMH can’t believe this is even a subject in 2021. It’s a robot, maybe watch iRobot with will smith to see how they handle this. They call them by their names. No need to assign a gender just use it’s name once it decides. Gender is for biological creatures with XX and XY DNA.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
14 days ago
Reply to  Stein

Believe it or not, “I, Robot” is a fictional story, and not a historical documentary.

You know, in case the “Will Smith” thing or the “Sentient Robots Don’t Actually Exist” thing didn’t tip you off.

It’s great for that movie, but I don’t think it makes a statement about all robots, ever, across all fictional works.

Phil
Phil
14 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

#notallrobots

octav3k
octav3k
9 days ago
Reply to  Phil

No tall robots? Sounds like a good plan to prevent them from… rising up.

Gilly
Gilly
14 days ago
Reply to  Stein

In this version Zeke does not have a name so we are unable to switch to name-only no-pronoun sentence format. Huh come to think of that I see “just name” as a “pronoun” choice super rarely now. I used to see it more often.

Erika
Erika
14 days ago
Reply to  Stein

Saying somebody’s name every single time just to avoid the use of a simple pronoun sounds like a lot of work just to feel smug about not using pronouns.

“Hey I saw Bob the other day, Bob was having trouble with Bob’s car, so Bob had to call a mechanic so Bob wouldn’t have to fix it Bobself.”

7eggert
7eggert
14 days ago
Reply to  Erika

A robot would probably want a unique ID … maybe UUIDs

“UUIDs are great as names” – no user ever.

Shinji Schneider
Shinji Schneider
12 days ago
Reply to  Erika

It’s actually also a way to talk about someone and not out them.

I usually talk about my spouse/darling/partner. I refer to them this way or with their name. So i’m not misgendering them but also not outright outing them.

Merendel
Merendel
14 days ago
Reply to  Stein

that may work if they had a name. Lacking even that we are stuck with either the wonky non specific pronoun or “Hey You” or if your really feeling like being deported by limb alphabetically there’s always gizmo.

Blitz
Blitz
13 days ago
Reply to  Stein

And for humans with xxy or xxx? Intersex humans? Or just the fact that being trans is recognized as real by the scientific community?

Stein
Stein
8 days ago
Reply to  Blitz

XXY chromosomes are a naturally occurring human male variation. XXY men are identical in physical appearance and mental capacity to XY men. Trans is real but it doesn’t change DNA. This attempt to change biology and reconstruct it as some social fluid gender is insane.

Twilight Faze
14 days ago

Makes sense to me. If ever a being to be classified as “Non-binary” (who, ironically, is programmed via binary), it would be one who is not even human.

Gilly
Gilly
14 days ago
Reply to  Twilight Faze

Isn’t a robot more non-gender or agender though? Not fluid or between genders as non-binary tends to be used for?

T.J.
T.J.
14 days ago
Reply to  Gilly

Nonbinary is an umbrella term that can be used to refer to anyone who is not a man or woman (the binary genders). It has no specific implications on the gender or lack thereof of the person(s).

southpawfrenzy
southpawfrenzy
14 days ago

I get the sense that future historians will record Ethan as being “adjacent” to most cataclysmic events!

Leon
Leon
14 days ago

Dont encourage Zeke’s schizophrenia…..

Hunter
Hunter
14 days ago

I admit I still think of new Zeke as a “he”, but it’s whatever new Zeke wants. I just hope that it takes on the name Ezekiel

nealithi
nealithi
14 days ago

I just wished to say. My console wars prints arrived today.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

You have no idea how much this brightens my week.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
13 days ago

Yay I helped.
wooo
uh…
Adjacently.

ArdentSlacker
ArdentSlacker
13 days ago

… is this a world where they just don’t have non-binary people? We’ve been using singular they for many years… and it’s totally ingrained in the language if you’re talking about an unknown person anyway. “Someone dropped their wallet, I hope they think to check the lost & found. I wouldn’t want them to have to replace their cards.”

Acting like this is a revolutionary thing or that you need multiples in order to justify it is… weird. Like, I was behind the curve on this, and I adapted years ago.

ArdentSlacker
ArdentSlacker
12 days ago
Reply to  Tim

The word may be exaggerating a bit, but… it’s 2021, and you’re shoehorning in an explanation for using “they” for a singular entity by saying they’re theoretically multiple entities… which, for nonbinary folks who actually currently prefer the “they/them” pronouns for ourselves? Who’ve had to live this silly linguistics debate with bad actors on a regular basis? You can probably get why some of us MIGHT find this a little upsetting, right? It’s several strips on the subject, and it’s presented like there’s not an established precedent for they/them. I see this, and I think “Oh god, someone’s re-hashing this… Read more »

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
11 days ago
Reply to  ArdentSlacker

Robot is an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learned Conscious, depending on the design of the algorithm there could be *multiple* competing personalities working in synchronicity, back on Pg 2. It was programming perspective. Not everything is meant to offend someone. I very much appreciate that some people who are NB do not appreciate the “They” but anecdotally I also personally know multiple NB people who *prefer* the “They” while they aren’t sure how they really identify. I also recall the most ire goes towards “It” which is objectively the worst one bad actors like to actually use. They tend not to take… Read more »

Last edited 11 days ago by Kaitensatsuma
A lurking Enby
A lurking Enby
11 days ago
Reply to  ArdentSlacker

Got to agree here, it’s extremely tiring to hear the “‘they’ only makes sense when plural” excuse when it’s been in singular use for quite a lot longer than most people seem to think.

And I’m talking over 100 years, not just 5 or 6.

Last edited 11 days ago by A lurking Enby