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Really when PC becomes too much...next you know they will say 'Mate' will be unsuitable as well..

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How about instead of trying to worry about how everyone else's feelings might be nurtured or hurt, you say whatever you want as long as the INTENT to offend is not there. if someone takes offense to things like this, they probably should not leave the house, or log onto the internet.

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For crying out loud guys, this is ridiculous!!! Sorry could resist...........

Of course context when using GUYS will determine if appropriate or not, I use it form time to time no big deal.

If I am addressing men & women I might say folks, or ladies, gentlemen or who knows maybe something else, without some examples I am having trouble imagining how using guys would cause offense unless the tone was offensive to begin with........

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next you know they will say 'Mate' will be unsuitable as well..

Isn't 'mate' sexual harassment? Like, someone's trying to procreate with you?

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How silly, where will it end. "Please state your preferd gender and title" before using the bathroom.

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Inclusive language. Pfft! People have lost touch with reality. I've said it once and I'll say it again. Political "correctness" is the death of reason.

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So, what do you guys think of this?

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Since when is expecting to be included and acknowledged "the death of reason"?

I think the next think the PC police should attack is the phrase "politically correct"

Let's try calling it "treating everyone with respect" instead! It's not hard to not be a jerk if you actually try, but apparently that's asking for too much for some people?

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Strangeland, That's what I thought.

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My comment was a joke. I don't know if anyone got it though.

...which would make it not a very good joke.

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I would of thought that saying "Guys", which includes both male and female alike would be the sort of inclusive language that WordsatWork are trying to achieve. Perhaps an announcement to all and sundry in the works canteens should be "Friends, Romans, Australians, men, women, disabled, gays, lesbians, trans-genders, black, white and all other hues in-between - can you please put the milk back in the fridge when you are finished with it?"

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English is not my native language and I thought this word is used for men. Many years ago I heard women using it between each other so then I thought it's universal and convenient.

Now that! Can anybody elaborate! Is it same as the black people can call each other in certain way but get offended when called by the same word from other colors?

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Morrison is wrong: "guys" includes everyone. I'd like him to explain which "minority groups" the term excludes.

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Now that! Can anybody elaborate! Is it same as the black people can call each other in certain way but get offended when called by the same word from other colors?

No, not the same at that.

A guy is a male.

'Guys' is a unisexual term used to refer to a group of people, made up of any genders.

Morrison is wrong: "guys" includes everyone.

I agree.

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How silly and unaustralian is that! Clowns

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'The Diversity Council of Australia' sounds like something out of dystopian science fiction novel.....

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Watching the youtube vid "S#$% tradies never say" might give a nice reality check. Its also quite funny, go and see. I've work in places where no one ever got spoken to in a PC maner, no matter what you were you were always given a derogative nick name. LOL

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