09/07/2015 at 09:32 #27423Angel BarracksModerator
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?09/07/2015 at 12:28 #27429Northern MonkeyParticipant
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/09/07/2015 at 13:47 #27431Nick the LemmingParticipant
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.09/07/2015 at 14:06 #27434Norm SParticipant
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.09/07/2015 at 16:33 #27449repiqueoneParticipant
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.09/07/2015 at 17:29 #2745209/07/2015 at 18:03 #27453kyoteblueParticipant
They, them, those bastards !!09/07/2015 at 21:55 #27469BlackhatParticipant
I talk about Black Hat using “we” even though it is only me… If it was good enough for Margaret Thatcher…
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http://www.www.blackhat.co.uk/10/07/2015 at 19:03 #27515CerdicParticipant
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!10/07/2015 at 23:32 #27530PatriceParticipant
Le roi dit: “Nous voulons” (The king says: “We want”).
(…and this is what my grandfather answered when a child said: “I want”…etc!)
https://www.anargader.net/15/07/2015 at 23:45 #27734
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=browse570116/07/2015 at 00:05 #2773716/07/2015 at 00:06 #27738
Pretty much all the philosophy you will ever need in life, right there.
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https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse570116/07/2015 at 00:06 #27739kyoteblueParticipant
The Dude Abides.16/07/2015 at 00:36 #2774116/07/2015 at 00:37 #27742
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=browse570116/07/2015 at 08:07 #27753MikeKeymaster
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