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Poll : What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
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redfox 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 18-Jan-2020 17:41:01
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@Petah

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What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?


I use the pronoun "it" for both my systems. However, they each have a name, or more precisely, a hostname.

As I recall, my ancient Commodore A2000HD was simply called "amiga".
My MicroA1 is called "minuet" (because it lives in an Antec Minuet case).

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Fl@sh 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 18-Jan-2020 17:56:36
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@Petah

Amiga is absolutely female, no doubt at all.

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A1200 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 19-Jan-2020 11:26:54
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Pancakes

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Raffaele 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 20-Jan-2020 9:12:25
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@Petah

Not sure from your Avatar if you are trolling or not...

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Nonefornow 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 21-Jan-2020 0:32:26
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@paolone

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In this case we're implying "The Amiga 500 COMPUTER (m) was produced in 1987", so we have to use the male gender


But isn't this a recursive explanation. How do we know that "computer", which is an English word, is actually male.?

Elaboratore?


Having said that, I think Amiga was meant to be female, like the OCS Agnus, Denise, Paula.

In colloquial English in not uncommon to address to cars, boats, even houses as she. So why not a computer?

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Trixie 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 21-Jan-2020 9:20:27
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@Nonefornow

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In colloquial English in not uncommon to address to cars, boats, even houses as she. So why not a computer?

Because in 2020 it's stupid and hopelessly sexist.

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MEGA_RJ_MICAL 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 21-Jan-2020 9:39:10
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@Trixie

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Trixie wrote:
@Nonefornow

Quote:
In colloquial English in not uncommon to address to cars, boats, even houses as she. So why not a computer?

Because in 2020 it's stupid and hopelessly sexist.



Friend Trixie,
would you care to explain me how exactly is it sexist?

Toward who? Is it offensive to women to address a computer as a female? Because...?
Is it offensive to the Amiga because it could perceive itself as a male rather than female?

Ah, friend Trixie, what a majestically frail and retarded society we have created.
Asking such questions in first place, and then even answering them so solemnly rather than ridiculing them.

Nanny,
nanny state.



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pgf_666 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 21-Jan-2020 17:22:48
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@thellier

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Note2: as french langage is latin too, are french people latinos too ?


I, myself, am genuine Latin--my Grandfather was a pure (well...) Sicillian, and he married a woman who was half Irish and half Tuscan...but I neever call myself 'Latino', since, here in the USA, everyone thinks of the term only meaning those whose ancestors lived in one or more of Spain's American colonies. That's right, they usually, unconsiously, exclude the Brazilians, and current and former French colonies....?!

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pgf_666 
Re: [POLL] What pronoun do you use for your Amiga?
Posted on 21-Jan-2020 17:41:52
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Oh, and in answer to the original question, I usually call it @#$%^&*!!
But it is still bi--it works just as hard to make the ladies happy as it does the men....

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