Putting a gender on machinery

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Putting a gender on machinery

Post by chobbler » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:12 pm

I really get the hump when I read about bikes described as "She".
"She" this, "She" that, "she's a good runner" "she starts first time" etc.

it's a machine for god's sake!!!!

Some blokes should get out more, my theory is that blokes who use that term are also train spotters.

"have you ever kissed a girl?" would be my question to seller.
I blame the French.

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Post by minetymenace » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:34 pm

Wow Chobbler my old fruit, what on earth brought that on?

I recall using a few choice female names yesterday when my primary drive exploded <067 , but this was calling the individual parts derrogatory female names . Does that count? (Yes Roady it has an "o"). And yes I have kissed a girl or two, some as toothless as my clutch wheel. No road too rough, no m@%f too tough! <121

Is it raining <204 is Gloucester by any chance?

Anyone going to the Isle of White this weekend on the <069 camp?

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Post by chobbler » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:47 pm

Is it raining Gloucester by any chance?

"If it's raining in Gloucester
it must be raining all over the world" :lol:

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Post by chobbler » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:48 pm

bet everybody's humming that one now :lol:

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Post by chobbler » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:58 pm

This BSA camp, does it involve dressing up in the wife's frock and mincing along sandown sea front?

No? I'll not bother then.

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Post by roadplough » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:37 am

Your not the only one with a pet gripe chobs and I definitely agree with your's.
My bike is only ever indirectly genderised, sometime it's a prick, sometimes the female counterpart but mostly it's a just a great machine.

Changing the subject slightly, my issue is much worse if that's possible, it's calling a pair of pants - a pant!
There's rarely any need to refer to only one side of the pants, thankfully.
Here's an axample:
"I think the story is that way back in the old days, when only miners and farmers wore Levi Strauss jeans, the copper rivets helped to keep the pockets and corners from tearing. This is what helped make the brand so popular as a long-lasting work pant."
How rediculous.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone wearing a single pant, it would look as stupid as the people who call them that.
Being in the industry I have to put up with such pretentious crap and it's rife :mad:
Utter halfwits :!:

Thanks for your indulgent :roll:

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Post by chobbler » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:37 pm

Maybe Mr Levi only had one leg :lol:

I suppose Johnny Weissmuller could have argued he only had a pant?
Cheeta would be able to confirm this....

of course in the UK pants are a different animal, usually stained Y fronted or boxered....enter Minetey :lol:

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