"Man" is a fine interjection but "woman" is not

Woman, English is weird.

@OsrsNeedsF2P
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I would argue these terms are a lot more gender neutral than they seem.

  • Man - 95% “Male”, but in this context it’s more gender neutral
  • Dude - 85%
  • Guy - 80%
  • Guys - 55%
@Seb3thehacker
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It really just depends on how its used.

@dragnucs
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English subtilities are fascinating.

@ChinaNumberOne
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male is not the “default”

The And System
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It is not the default in the sense that… well, based on reality, it isn’t

But in the English language, which doesn’t necessarily have to follow reality, it sadly is. We can only do our best to change it.

@pingveno
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Yes but also no. It used to be and there are still vestigial parts of the English language where that’s the case.

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