- — Julia Evans (@b0rk)Thu, Dec 26 2013 13:25:18I made a short short survey about the use of "guys" in sentences. There are penguins. Answer it for science? <3 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qg85hU7hfjqDgydlfa16UveuENFjgp23WlfkRNsnm48/viewform …
- A super interesting discussion ensued!Some people said they thought more about how they used "guys"
- Sometimes we think it's important to use "guys"!
- — Danielle Sucher (@DanielleSucher)Thu, Dec 26 2013 18:24:07
- Some people are doing experiments in using "guy" and "dude" to refer to women! =D
- — Monica (@keystricken)Thu, Dec 26 2013 15:28:25@b0rk I think it's not gender neutral yet, but I've been trying to push it that way with my own usage: "I know that guy, and she's awesome."
- — Monica (@keystricken)Thu, Dec 26 2013 15:32:30@b0rk I want to do the same with "dude". We simply must have these words, they're so useful. I just try to pretend they're already mine. :)
- Some more thoughts on why/how "guys" is a problem:
- — Marc Hedlund (@marcprecipice)Thu, Dec 26 2013 16:54:15
- — chrisamaphone (@chrisamaphone)Thu, Dec 26 2013 15:47:15
- — Brian Mastenbrook (@bmastenbrook)Thu, Dec 26 2013 14:04:04@b0rk hearing "guys" used in all male contexts by men who would never hire a woman for an engineering job convinced me it was problematic.
- — Danielle Pham (@quelledanielle)Thu, Dec 26 2013 17:57:07@b0rk It's still strange to me that when there's only one guy it's unacceptable to call the group girls but not the other way.
- — Tim Chevalier (@eassumption)Thu, Dec 26 2013 18:27:56@b0rk My answer in several cases is really "what a jerk, don't they know using 'guys' that way is sexist?" rather than assuming they mean...
- Folks is a great word. Everyone likes "folks".
- — Avi Bryant (@avibryant)Thu, Dec 26 2013 17:27:17
- — Philip Guo (@pgbovine)Thu, Dec 26 2013 17:07:20
- — Rahul Horé (@TheAllBox)Thu, Dec 26 2013 16:40:37@b0rk Intriguing. I'm guilty of using 'guys' gender neutrally, but I've tended towards using 'folks' recently. How do you feel about 'dude'?
Hey guys! That guy. A Python guy. The Java guys.
A survey about how people use the word "guys" and how people understand its gender, and some reactions.