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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Gender-Neutral Restrooms
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2014 11:52:18 AM
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@kfield: I think there is more risk for the ladies getting your cooties than vice versa.

In their dreams -- they should be so lucky!

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kfield   7/1/2014 9:50:55 AM
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@maxthemagnificent "But doesn't this expose me to catching female cooties?"

I think there is more risk for the ladies getting your cooties than vice versa.

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Re: Gender-Neutral Restrooms
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2014 9:48:43 AM
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@kfield: I really like the concept I've seen popping up lately that a single-stall toilet is for both genders. It seems much more efficient than labeling one women and one men.

But doesn't this expose me to catching female cooties?

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Gender-Neutral Restrooms
kfield   6/30/2014 8:24:24 PM
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I really like the concept I've seen popping up lately that a single-stall toilet is for both genders. It seems much more efficient than labeling one women and one men.

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Re: Soooo.........
Max The Magnificent   6/5/2014 4:33:39 PM
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@Studleylee: I guess xxxxxxx is right out...

I know I'd get spanked if I used it.

Another one is saying something has gone "pear shaped" ... can anyone guess to what this refers?

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Soooo.........
studleylee   6/5/2014 4:30:24 PM
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I guess "Tits-up" is right out.............

I actually heard a guy say this back in 1999," the cpu then went 'Tits-up' and we had to reset it."

-Lee

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Re: Much Ado about Nothing
antedeluvian   5/20/2014 10:00:14 AM
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Zeeglen

 

Many years back I was going through a print catalog looking for connectors.  Nowhere was "male/female" mentioned, the descriptions were all "plug/socket".  Totally confusing


I used to work for an organization that marked its bathrooms (washrooms/toilets/water closets etc - please select your personal favourite) as "plugs" and "sockets".

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zeeglen   5/20/2014 9:52:25 AM
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God/Goddess help us if "they" ever learn about male/female connectors.

Many years back I was going through a print catalog looking for connectors.  Nowhere was "male/female" mentioned, the descriptions were all "plug/socket".  Totally confusing.


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Re: Much Ado about Nothing
Max The Magnificent   5/20/2014 9:39:48 AM
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@James.Burrell: God/Goddess help us if "they" ever learn about male/female connectors.

Shhhhh!!!!

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Much Ado about Nothing
James.Burrell_#1   5/3/2014 10:07:25 PM
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Maybe I'm an old fossil but I think this is all hot air.  Most people don't care.  A few years ago, this was a hot topic.  At the time I read a book (I think it was SF) and the misguided author used s/he throughout to be politically correct.  It was a torture to read.  Remember the uproar over the term master/slave as used in computing?  I thought engineers were above such silliness.

God/Goddess help us if "they" ever learn about male/female connectors.

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