August 29, 2018

Language police ban “Hey Guys”: Experts “grasp” for more inclusive greeting

David MenziesMission Specialist

Apparently using the word “guys” is no longer inclusive enough in the polite society of 2018.


The latest trite first-world problem to receive feature treatment in The Atlantic magazine is the improper usage of “guys.”

In an article entitled, “The Problem With ‘Hey Guys’” we’re told:

“A broad coalition of English speakers – teachers, retail workers, ice-cream scoopers, and plenty of others – is grasping for a more inclusive greeting.”

In this day and age of innumerable genders, “guys” is apparently not inclusive or “diverse” enough.

But don’t worry. The Atlantic, with the help of a debate coach and other “experts”, does have some alternatives for us, although I like my suggestion better … with a caveat.

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commented 2018-08-30 01:29:40 -0400
David Menzies: How do you deal with these subjects without screaming?
commented 2018-08-29 21:32:46 -0400
How about that great old Americanism: Y’all?
commented 2018-08-29 20:18:00 -0400
I identify as someone who doesn’t give a crap what triggered leftist snowflakes want.
commented 2018-08-29 19:10:03 -0400
This thread has deteriorated to a low level. Let’s get it out of the gutter please.
commented 2018-08-29 16:16:41 -0400
Actually, Mennzoid, I’m going to give the SJW nutjobs a pass on this one without ridiculing them (any more than you already have). I consider myself severely normal, but I always, especially in the workplace, felt a mild tinge of discomfort addressing a group that included women as “you guys”, so I generally go with “hey folks” or something like that.

Of course, that was way back in my unenlightened days when I firmly believed there were only two genders, men and women. Like yesterday. And tomorrow.
commented 2018-08-29 14:11:12 -0400
As Baby Doc Trudeau would say, “Uhhhhhhhh?”

The Atlantic Magazine is still around! Just like The New Yorker, it is about as relevant as last year’s headlines.
commented 2018-08-29 14:09:00 -0400
Don’t say it… please don’t say it..😖