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Give me some examples of rephrasing a question into a statement

I've heard that men don't like questions. I'm a woman and would like to have better relationships with the men in my life. Give me some examples of ways to rephrase questions into statements, directives or imperatives. [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Mar 15, 2013 - 40 answers

Grammatical gender consistency across languages

Are grammatical genders, as a rule, consistent across the Indo-European languages which use them? [more inside]
posted by obloquy on Dec 4, 2012 - 30 answers

Why have case endings and gender endured in language?

Case endings and gender in language: why? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Oct 23, 2012 - 29 answers

What gender do newly-invented things have in languages where things have genders?

What gender do newly-invented things have in languages where things have genders? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Feb 23, 2011 - 15 answers

What determines the gender of a neologism?

In languages where nouns have a gender, how is the gender determined for neologisms or loanwords? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Feb 10, 2011 - 24 answers

Men and girls

Is it acceptable and PC to refer to grown-up women as girls in this context? Does it say something about the person who does it? [more inside]
posted by sively on Apr 28, 2010 - 87 answers

Sir / Ma'am / ???

What's the gender-neutral equivalent to "Sir" and "Ma'am"? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Nov 16, 2009 - 26 answers

Are you a man or woman?

When did adults in Western countries decrease using man/woman when speaking about themselves, e.g. describing their gender? How came this to be? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jul 20, 2008 - 18 answers

Gender Neutral Term for Aunt/Uncle

Searching for a gender neutral term for Aunt/Uncle? [more inside]
posted by gleea on Jun 5, 2008 - 53 answers

A German gentleman writes a masculine letter of feminine love to a neuter young lady

What is the function of gendered articles of nouns in (German|Spanish|etc)? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Mar 24, 2007 - 21 answers

I tried to think of a cute title, but to be honest, I didn't try very hard.

In America, there's a trend towards making the English language more gender-neutral. However, it seems that English is already one of the world's more androgynous languages. Is there an effort to make other languages more gender-neutral, or is it just American English?
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 17, 2006 - 50 answers

Gender in French language

Please explain to a clueless person how genders are decided in French language... [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Mar 15, 2005 - 22 answers

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