Where did it come from that when we specify personal pronouns, we write it like "she/her" or "they/them" or "he/him"? I mean why specifically write out just those two forms of the third-person singular pronoun, when it has four different forms?
I would have thought it's enough to just say the first one when informing about your pronouns, but is there some context regarding it that I'm missing?
@xerz I feel like that's the kind of question some people spend a lifetime researching
It's only now that I took a look at actual drowning statistics that I realize what was actually going on. Deaths by drowning went drastically down right around the time I was born, because apparently that's when we started focusing even more on educating people and making water safer, or something? I don't know, I just realize now that there used to be an actual problem, but I've only lived late enough to mostly just see the preventative measures implemented against that problem. 🤔
It's a weird feeling living in a society that at some point decided to solve some problem using education and so on, when I've only lived in this society after that has been done.
In my childhood, there was a lot of education for swimming, what to do when someone's drowning, and so on, and I thought it was just something good to know in general, even though I very rarely heard about anyone actually drowning. Maybe 10 people per year in the whole country.
@berkes is there a version for Tektronix vector terminals?
(I wish I had an actual Tektronix, I just have a later smart terminal that emulates the vector graphics using raster, but that's already fun enough)
(my mom bought herself a house and told us "hey I'm moving out of this place, you interested?" and we were like "hell yeah")
I don't think this phrase is used in English, at least I couldn't find anything about it
@fluffy forcing names into pointless places like that, and comparing names across different cards and addresses and registers etc. is bullshit in general
@thomasfuchs and this is the coat of arms of the region of Finland that I live in, called "Finland Proper"
it truly gives off the feeling that this is proper Finland, don't you think
@art Those Hackintosh nerds just need to get into ARM computers
@xerz but i thought computer always perfect and logical
@xerz i guess this means you've been staying in your hikikomero
(funny Finnish word that coincidentally means "sweaty chamber" and has therefore often been associated with the word "hikikomori")
It is entirely within the borders of Finland and they have representation in the form of one member of Finnish parliament, but then they also have their own parliament, get to make their own laws, have their own flag, and so on.
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