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  • #27423
    Angel Barracks
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    I have noted that when people talk about a games company they seem to use the blanket term ‘they’.
    As in, oh they do great models, they offer great service etc.

    However I suspect that most games companies are him.
    How do you refer to companies?

    #27429
    Northern Monkey
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    As “they” even knowing that the vast majority are male, mainly because I know that the moment I refer to a company as “He” someone will point out that, that particular company is actually a “She” so it’s just easier and avoids offending, besides I know of a number of companies which are run by couples so “They” is more accurate

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #27431
    Nick the Lemming
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    I have noted that when people talk about a games company they seem to use the blanket term ‘they’. As in, oh they do great models, they offer great service etc. However I suspect that most games companies are him. How do you refer to companies?

     

     

    Using “they” acts for every eventuality, whether the company is owned and run by several people, or by a single person, whether male or female (using the singular they). It works in every situation, whereas “he” doesn’t.

    #27434
    Norm S
    Participant

    We seem safer with ‘they’ because we are typically referring to an entity when talking about a company – the company embodies everything including the Mr or Ms who runs it and any helper, the people who input such as sculptors, the styles that result … just everything that comes together to give a company a profile or a reputation.

    #27449
    repiqueone
    Participant

    One might note that it is more common when someone likes a company and its products-it is often referred to by name, or, if known, the owner’s name, such as, “Ebor’s WSS figures are great!”  Or “Nick always answers any questions very promptly!”

    On the other hand, if one doesn’t particularly care for a company’s product the pejorative “They” is used, such as,” They have really screwed up GW with all these rule changes and expiring figures.”

    “They” (undefined) is also far more commonly used in any number of conspiracy theory postings as the vagueness of the pronoun matches the vagueness of any evidence.

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    #27452
    Mr. Average
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    #27453
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    They, them, those bastards !!

    #27469
    Blackhat
    Participant

    I talk about Black Hat using “we” even though it is only me… If it was good enough for Margaret Thatcher…

    Mike

    Black Hat Miniatures -
    http://www.www.blackhat.co.uk/

    #27515
    Cerdic
    Participant

    On a related note….

    There is a bloke at my work who always refers to all businesses as ‘him’, no matter what size they are! Sounds really strange, especially when he is talking about Ford or BT and the like!

    #27530
    Patrice
    Participant

    Le roi dit: “Nous voulons”  (The king says: “We want”).

    (French saying)

    (…and this is what my grandfather answered when a child said: “I want”…etc!)

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #27734
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    I refer to everybody as “dude” regardless of gender (or indeed species, I call my cats “dude” too).

    I guess “they” always seemed like the more correct way to phrase it?

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

    #27737
    Mr. Average
    Participant

    Far out.

    #27738
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Pretty much all the philosophy you will ever need in life, right there.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

    #27739
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    The Dude Abides.

    #27741
    Mr. Average
    Participant

    I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that.

    #27742
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    True story, I started ordering white russians at bars after watching that movie.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

    #27753
    Mike
    Keymaster

    The best version of TBL is the My Little Pony version!

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