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Posted: 3/23/2006 3:10:31 PM EDT
...a word to differentiate between man as in mankind and man as in male. Like the German Mensch and Mann.

It can get confusing sometimes.

Discuss.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 3:52:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 3:56:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
...a word to differentiate between man as in mankind and man as in male. Like the German Mensch and Mann.

It can get confusing sometimes.

Discuss.



Looks like you already have it.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:07:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC88-93:

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
...a word to differentiate between man as in mankind and man as in male. Like the German Mensch and Mann.

It can get confusing sometimes.

Discuss.



Looks like you already have it.



Mankind is two sylables. So is People and Human

He wants a short word to mean "all humans" yes be as terse as 'man'.

And I want a pronoun that is gender indifferent and is singular.

he - male

she - female

they - he or she, but is plural.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:18:28 PM EDT
I hereby propose the following words are formally adopted into the English language:

Mensch (pl. menschen): Man, as in mankind. That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for menschen/We elected Harriet Chairmensch of the board

Es: Gender neutral pronoun for people (as compared to "it" for objects). I can't tell if es is a man or a woman.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 6:49:05 PM EDT
Bump to share my magnificent proposal with everyone.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 7:00:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2006 7:01:28 PM EDT by JasonD]
I think that the context of the word is sufficient to differentiate man from man. for instance : Man, if the man would just man up to the chairman man, would be more manageable.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 7:05:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:17:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
How about MAN and "PIE KEEPER" or "SAMMICH MAKER"



Isn't that just the same as man and woman, except how those on ARFCOM might phrase it? No gender-neutral or mankind reference there.
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