Click Here
home features news forums classifieds faqs links search
5826 members 
Amiga Q&A /  Free for All /  Emulation /  Gaming / (Latest Posts)
Login

Nickname

Password

Lost Password?

Don't have an account yet?
Register now!

Support Amigaworld.net
Your support is needed and is appreciated as Amigaworld.net is primarily dependent upon the support of its users.
Donate

Menu
Main sections
» Home
» Features
» News
» Forums
» Classifieds
» Links
» Downloads
Extras
» OS4 Zone
» IRC Network
» AmigaWorld Radio
» Newsfeed
» Top Members
» Amiga Dealers
Information
» About Us
» FAQs
» Advertise
» Polls
» Terms of Service
» Search

IRC Channel
Server: irc.amigaworld.net
Ports: 1024,5555, 6665-6669
SSL port: 6697
Channel: #Amigaworld
Channel Policy and Guidelines

Who's Online
53 crawler(s) on-line.
 10 guest(s) on-line.
 1 member(s) on-line.


 sTix

You are an anonymous user.
Register Now!
 sTix:  15 secs ago
 Panthro:  5 mins ago
 clint:  8 mins ago
 OldAmigan:  14 mins ago
 MEGA_RJ_MICAL:  15 mins ago
 Jasper:  16 mins ago
 utri007:  21 mins ago
 Zierline:  35 mins ago
 BSzili:  36 mins ago
 Vidar:  37 mins ago

/  Forum Index
   /  Amiga General Chat
      /  [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Register To Post

Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
Poll : What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
It
He
She
They
 
PosterThread
Petah 
[POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 0:18:45
#1 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 10-Mar-2003
Posts: 370
From: EU <3 ❤️

While most users would agree that the proper pronoun to use for the Amiga is "it", others argue that gender ("he", "she") or non-binary/agender ("they") pronouns should be used. In this AmigaWorld.net Special Poll, you are kindly asked to tell the world how you address your computer.

_________________
That'll Put Marzipan In Your Pie Plate, Bingo

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Rob 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 0:27:17
#2 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 20-Mar-2003
Posts: 5854
From: S.Wales

@Petah

Mines a beautiful attack helicopter and if you disagree then you are a bigot and should check your vehicular privilege.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
MEGA_RJ_MICAL 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 0:40:26
#3 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 13-Dec-2019
Posts: 156
From: AMIGAWORLD.NET WAS ORIGINALLY FOUNDED BY DAVID DOYLE

I sit royally in the quiet of my mansion, the warm light of an antique lamp painting a dance of gentle shadows on the exquisite upholstery of my room, as I ask myself:

what kind of frail, hollow shell of despair and emptiness must be someone's life, to get him reach for a computer keyboard to CREATE A POLL ASKING WHAT PRONOUN OTHERS USE FOR THEIR COMPUTING DEVICE?

_________________
I HAVE ABS OF STEEL

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Amigo1 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 5:48:13
#4 ]
Super Member
Joined: 24-Jun-2004
Posts: 1536
From: the Clouds

@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

I determineer that to me "mine" is too explosive, so I use "my" as a pronoun.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
outrun1978 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 7:31:24
#5 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 22-Feb-2015
Posts: 566
From: Unknown

@Thread

To quote singer Boy George “disclosing one’s pronouns is a form of attention seeking, so leave your pronouns at the door”. 😉



_________________
Amigaone X5000/20 4GB Radeon RX 550 Polaris 12 AmigaOS4.1 Final Edition Update 1
Amiga 1200 Workbench 3.1.4
Amiga CD32

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
OneTimer1 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 7:44:29
#6 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 3-Aug-2015
Posts: 557
From: Unknown

@Petah

Wenn writing in German I'm using a male article and the fitting pronoun.

When writing in English I'm using the pronoum 'it' ...

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Trixie 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 8:48:05
#7 ]
Amiga Developer Team
Joined: 1-Sep-2003
Posts: 1892
From: Czech Republic

The Czech language has grammatical (rather than natural) gender, so an Amiga would be a "she" in Czech. In English, I strictly use "it".

_________________
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!

AmigaOne X5000/020 @ 2GHz / 4GB RAM / Radeon RX 560 / ESI Juli@ / AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
SAM440ep-flex @ 667MHz / 1GB RAM / Radeon 9250 / AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tonyw 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 10:50:23
#8 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 8-Mar-2003
Posts: 3185
From: Sydney (of course)

@Petah

It depends on which machine you mean. Some of my Amigas are men, some are women and two of them are still children. Their sex is determined at build time and a name is chosen to suit.

_________________
cheers
tony

Hyperion Support Forum: http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/index.php

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Templario 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 16:20:14
#9 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 22-Jun-2004
Posts: 3495
From: Palencia city of the emptied Spain.

@Petah
El chisme.

_________________
Amiga 500 with ROMs 1.3-2.05 and M-Tec AT500 with hard disk and 4MB Ram.
WinUAE + original OS 3.5&3.9
Sam440ep 800 MHZ + OS 4.1 F.E.
Sam460ex 1 GHz + OS 4.1 F.E.
MacMini 1.5 GHz + MorphOS 3.13
PowerBook G4 1.65 + MorphOS 3.13

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
outlawal2 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 17:33:31
#10 ]
Member
Joined: 16-Apr-2010
Posts: 82
From: Unknown

@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

I hate to admit agreeing with you... I seldom (if ever) do..

But, I am right there with you with that assessment!
LOL

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
smartroad 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 18:28:50
#11 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 13-Feb-2005
Posts: 197
From: United Kingdom

@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

Can't people have a little fun or is that not allowed in your world?! Life is pointless, the universe will eventually die and everything we have done and will do is for naught. All we can do is be good to other people (or just ignore them) and have a little fun in the limited number of years we have on this planet. Sheesh... Not everything has to be serious or even have a point.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
bison 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 18:36:47
#12 ]
Super Member
Joined: 18-Dec-2007
Posts: 1531
From: N-Space

@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

I'm sitting in my bedroom with my flat-pack dresser wondering the same thing.

Anyway, the answer is "it" or "she". On the one hand, "it" because it's an inanimate object, on the other hand, "she" because she's an Amiga, not an Amigo.

_________________
"Unix is supposed to fix that." -- Jay Miner

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
pixie 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 19:36:14
#13 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 10-Mar-2003
Posts: 2662
From: Figueira da Foz - Portugal

@Petah

Despite the word being Portuguese and in Portuguese Amiga is female, one uses it as "um amiga" as in one commodore amiga

_________________
Indigo 3D Lounge, my second home.
The Illusion of Choice | Am*ga

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
thellier 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 15-Jan-2020 19:52:33
#14 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 2-Nov-2009
Posts: 257
From: Paris

Words have a gender in french language as others latin langages so Amiga mean "amie" so a female friend.
Buuut it is an "ordinateur" (=computer) so male
So my Amiga is a "he"
Note: game consoles are females but Amiga is a computer so male ==> Amiga is not a console
Note2: as french langage is latin too, are french people latinos too ?

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
paolone 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 16-Jan-2020 8:07:13
#15 ]
Super Member
Joined: 24-Sep-2007
Posts: 1060
From: Unknown

@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

Quote:
I sit royally in the quiet of my mansion, the warm light of an antique lamp painting a dance of gentle shadows on the exquisite upholstery of my room, as I ask myself:

what kind of frail, hollow shell of despair and emptiness must be someone's life, to get him reach for a computer keyboard to CREATE A POLL ASKING WHAT PRONOUN OTHERS USE FOR THEIR COMPUTING DEVICE?


I admit I laughed a lot while reading this. :D

Anyway, in Italy this is a real issue, since we haven't a neutral gender, so pronouns and articles must follow names one. Here 'Amiga' absolutely sounds as a female word, but since it is a "computer line" rather than a specific product, we have to choose every time its gender, depending on the context we're using the word. For instance:

1. "L'Amiga non è morta nel 1994" (Amiga (f) didn't die in 1994)

Here the word Amiga is used to express the whole computer line. So, in reality, is like we're saying "La linea di computer Amiga non è morta nel 1994" (Amiga computer line (f) didn't die...). A female gender is required. But:

2. "L'Amiga 500 è uscito nel 1987" (Amiga 500 (m) was produced in 1987)

In this case we're implying "The Amiga 500 COMPUTER (m) was produced in 1987", so we have to use the male gender, for two reasons: the implied male "computer" word AND the number "500", which in Italian sounds as a male word. And there's even another little complication, here. Even "500" as an abstract word can have different gender (implied word is in CAPITAL letters):

2b. "La 500 è scomoda" ("The FIAT 500 is a unpleasant CAR") - female gender
2c. "Il '500 è stato un gran secolo" ("YEAR 1500 has been a great century") - male gender

Matching gender between words, articles and pronouns is very difficult for foreign people learning italian.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
outrun1978 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 16-Jan-2020 9:11:36
#16 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 22-Feb-2015
Posts: 566
From: Unknown

@pixie

Whilst the word Amiga in Portuguese Is feminine like it it is in Spanish. In Spanish at least if you are referring to the machine itself in terms of the Commodore Amiga 1200 then it turns masculine. For example el Commodore Amiga 500. Ordenador the Spanish word for computer is also masculine 😉 e.g. el ordenador.

_________________
Amigaone X5000/20 4GB Radeon RX 550 Polaris 12 AmigaOS4.1 Final Edition Update 1
Amiga 1200 Workbench 3.1.4
Amiga CD32

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Amigo1 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 16-Jan-2020 9:35:21
#17 ]
Super Member
Joined: 24-Jun-2004
Posts: 1536
From: the Clouds

@paolone

Quote:


Matching gender between words, articles and pronouns is very difficult for foreign people learning italian.


I think it's not, the role is fairly simple (safe for the exceptions) a singular ending in "e" or "o" is masculine "a" is feminine.

What is difficult for a foreigner to cope with is the Italian laziness -or elegance I'd prefer- to omit words in a phrase and taking them for granted in the context.
Not sure this trait is advantageous in politics tho..

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
MEGA_RJ_MICAL 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 16-Jan-2020 10:36:36
#18 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 13-Dec-2019
Posts: 156
From: AMIGAWORLD.NET WAS ORIGINALLY FOUNDED BY DAVID DOYLE

Quote:
smartroad wrote:
@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

Can't people have a little fun or is that not allowed in your world?!
Life is pointless



Correct, that is not allowed in my world.

Speaking of "my", there's a "my" missing from your above paragraph.
Finding where, is an exercise left to the reader.








VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

_________________
I HAVE ABS OF STEEL

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
pixie 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 16-Jan-2020 20:46:03
#19 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 10-Mar-2003
Posts: 2662
From: Figueira da Foz - Portugal

@outrun1978

That's also what happens in Portuguese! :)

_________________
Indigo 3D Lounge, my second home.
The Illusion of Choice | Am*ga

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Amigo1 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 17-Jan-2020 10:03:23
#20 ]
Super Member
Joined: 24-Jun-2004
Posts: 1536
From: the Clouds


MEGA_RJ_MICAL wrote:
Quote:
smartroad wrote:
@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

Can't people have a little fun or is that not allowed in your world?!
Life is pointless



Correct, that is not allowed in my world.

Speaking of "my", there's a "my" missing from your above paragraph.
Finding where, is an exercise left to the reader.


VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR[/quote]

All the "my" ar MINE!





BBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM! :D

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )

[ home ][ about us ][ privacy ] [ forums ][ classifieds ] [ links ][ news archive ] [ link to us ][ user account ]
Copyright (C) 2000 - 2019 Amigaworld.net.
Amigaworld.net was originally founded by David Doyle