The other day, someone who was taking a real estate ethics course to maintain their license told me that you can no longer use the phrase: “Master Bedroom” now you have to say “Main Bedroom.”
Personally, I think this is nonsense. The masculine uses of words doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, I just want to master life!
And, here’s where this new trend really gets very non-sense-ical and in conflict with the maintenance of the whole of society. And, like it or not, the whole must be considered for any civil society to survive and thrive.
Are we seriously going to re-write English, currently spoken by 1.35 billion people worldwide — do we next move on to Spanish, French, Hindi & Arabic? These entire languages are built on identifying people, objects, places and things as masculine or feminine. So what the heck happens to those languages if this ridiculous re-writing of language expands around the globe? And let’s say it hits Portuguese speaking countries or others whereby men speak in the masculine and women speak in the feminine? Last I checked, only Armenian has lost gender in its language altogether — and no offense to Armenia — but I don’t see a world of 8 billion taking their language cues from that lovely country of less than 3 million.
Seriously — let’s all chill and step back and think about the costs alone! The roads and bridges throughout this country need repair. Communication is hard enough, can’t we focus on building bridges instead of finding new ways to tear them down and separate us as humans?
What do you think?
I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience