For those of you who don’t recognize the title it is a play on a well known rap song so don’t get too excited.
My alma mater (which I will not name due to the shame of it all) beclowned itself today and issued this;
The best I can tell they are serious. I don’t even know what the fuck I am looking at. All I know is that it is a train looking for a place to wreck and spew toxic chemicals. They also gave instructions to ask everyone upon first meeting what “their pronouns” are before addressing them and instructed the professors to do so at the beginning of every semester. I am sure they were all thrilled. If you could harness the power of rolling eyeballs from just the professors and students in the engineering department alone you could probably power the Eastern seaboard for a month. I fully expect the hard science departments at universities to start erecting moats to keep the crazies who populate the rest of the departments and administration out. Coming up with a good motte and bailey design would certainly make a good senior project for the civil engineers.
I think the best way to combat this sort of idiocy where people go out of their way to create pitfalls so they can be offended is for each of us to come up with our own pronouns until we reach the point where there are simply too many to keep track of. With that in mind, here are mine.
Subject – fnsjws Pronounced: His Majesty
Object – effnjws Pronounced: Illustrious Paternal Overlord
Pronoun – effensjws Pronounced: My Lord’s
Anyone failing to address me properly will find themselves the subject of a Title IX complaint. Feel free to add your own pronouns in the comments.
Update: The shame, it has gone international. I have seen conflicting information as to whether professors have been told (vs. encouraged) to use these pronouns although that is certainly the end game. But at this point, once the shame has spread overseas, what difference at this point does it really make?