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    i don't like when people say cd instead of album or dvd instead of movie. like you wouldn't say 50 shades of grey is yr favorite papers. it's yr favorite book, yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked315 View Post
    Wait, I skimmed through this briefly, so forgive me if I miss the point entirely, but you're saying you dislike when guys announce "their" pregnancy?

    But the reality is, I'd say the same, because without me she wouldn't (hopefully anyways) be pregnant. It's my child too, I am allowed to announce the pregnancy, saying "shes pregnant with my kid" sounds a bit more like me, but that's still in the same ballpark. I think what Oister said is spot on, even if the retort is commonly heard. It takes two to love. It was a creation that absolutely required both parties to be willing and capable, and that means it's a shared thing. Just because she endures the majority of the physical and mental pain, doesn't mean it's more her child than mine, because as the man, we'd have to take responsibility, make a lot of sacrifices, and tend to her every day for 9 months. It's not as taxing, but it can be stressful.
    Yes, everyone after six knows it takes a man to also make a baby. No one is discrediting a father his ownership of his child and his right to announce the birth.

    That. Isn't. Even. The. Topic.

    It's simply that he can't be pregnant, not that he isn't involved in the pregnancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked315 View Post
    Wait, I skimmed through this briefly, so forgive me if I miss the point entirely, but you're saying you dislike when guys announce "their" pregnancy?

    But the reality is, I'd say the same, because without me she wouldn't (hopefully anyways) be pregnant. It's my child too, I am allowed to announce the pregnancy, saying "shes pregnant with my kid" sounds a bit more like me, but that's still in the same ballpark. I think what Oister said is spot on, even if the retort is commonly heard. It takes two to love. It was a creation that absolutely required both parties to be willing and capable, and that means it's a shared thing. Just because she endures the majority of the physical and mental pain, doesn't mean it's more her child than mine, because as the man, we'd have to take responsibility, make a lot of sacrifices, and tend to her every day for 9 months. It's not as taxing, but it can be stressful.
    There is a separate word for what happens when your sperm dances with her eggs, fertilization. Which leads to the female becoming pregnant.

    On a side note; just say ''we fertilized'' I would love to hear and see peoples reactions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hian View Post
    If somebody feels offended by what I just wrote, they too can go to counseling and consume a box of tissues crying about it. I don't care either way.
    The "purity" of Language is more important to you this way?
    See, I agree that it's silly sounding, but it says something about a person to throw a fit, because someone else dared to say something silly. If you are offened by the fact that another person says something silly in your presence, isn't that more obnoxious compared to the "crime of inelegant wording".

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    Serious though, it doesn't bother me as much as sports fans saying "we won!".
    That's just, like the worst eva, right?

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    We're on page 5, after all.
    Sounds like much, but it's just that the other threads on the front page are pretty much all completely meaningless unfunny non-sequitur spamfests.

    Stay frosty.

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    Were on page 5! Of people saying I have an opinion, but the subject doesn't matter.
    I could rant about how stupid this is and really want to but I am trying to spend my time more constructively.

    Now to go watch the latest extreme koala mma video.

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    I've never heard any guy say that they're pregnant. What does that even mean? That they have a big belly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaime View Post
    I've never heard any guy say that they're pregnant. What does that even mean? That they have a big belly?
    It's supposed to mean that his wife is pregnant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    The "purity" of Language is more important to you this way?
    See, I agree that it's silly sounding, but it says something about a person to throw a fit, because someone else dared to say something silly. If you are offened by the fact that another person says something silly in your presence, isn't that more obnoxious compared to the "crime of inelegant wording".
    Depends on the situation and the degree of silliness. You are making a mistake if you presume I would throw a fit over someone saying "we're pregnant". I might point out "No, you're not, your wife is.", depending on how many "infraction" the person in question has in terms of butchering the "art of communicating like a reasonable person", but it's very context specific to be sure.

    In this context though, we're having a discussion which aborts any attempt at a specific context, and are therefore talking about the general sentiment. As a general sentiment, I would rather people tried to use language in a manner that makes sense.
    This is because, in my "later years", I've grown tired of the vast majority of empty-headed average joes and janes that seem utterly incapable of communicating without saying stuff that is complete inane in any and all senses of the word.

    It truly is as George Carlin said about the average person, and the other half of the human population. So, with that being said, if I could say something to the world at this point in time, it would be "Fix your god damn grasp of linguistic essentials, and then learn to, at least, talk like a person who has the IQ necessary to open doors."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    what's to debate tho? dudes don't get pregnant. so if a bro says he's pregnant, he's wrong. that's it, right?
    Ja.

    Quote Originally Posted by hian View Post
    Depends on the situation and the degree of silliness. You are making a mistake if you presume I would throw a fit over someone saying "we're pregnant". I might point out "No, you're not, your wife is.", depending on how many "infraction" the person in question has in terms of butchering the "art of communicating like a reasonable person", but it's very context specific to be sure.

    In this context though, we're having a discussion which aborts any attempt at a specific context, and are therefore talking about the general sentiment. As a general sentiment, I would rather people tried to use language in a manner that makes sense.
    This is because, in my "later years", I've grown tired of the vast majority of empty-headed average joes and janes that seem utterly incapable of communicating without saying stuff that is complete inane in any and all senses of the word.

    It truly is as George Carlin said about the average person, and the other half of the human population. So, with that being said, if I could say something to the world at this point in time, it would be "Fix your god damn grasp of linguistic essentials, and then learn to, at least, talk like a person who has the IQ necessary to open doors."
    Agree.

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    pritty sure they made a movie with the terminator in it about this exact thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by hian View Post
    You are making a mistake if you presume I would throw a fit over someone saying "we're pregnant".
    When I was talking about throwing a fit I had the video from the OP in mind.

    The "language ought to be used right" idea doesn't really convince me. Language in my point of view is an imaginary toolbox with infinite tools to pull out from. There is no "right or wrong" language. Whatever is effective, works.
    Thank goodness it does, because otherwise we would be forced to use guttural sounds from the caveman times to communicate. It's not even possible to read Beowulf today, because there is no resemblance between old English and modern English at all. That's because the concept of using language "right" or "wrong" shows a naive idea of how language works. Words and meanings don't have a set strict definitions that logically binds them to represent reality in a rigid way.

    Pregnant as Google shows conveniently simply means "before birth" (prae + gnasci). That's the root of the word. It's also why actually it can be used by everyone, without limiting it to being physically child-carrying.

    Now it gets funny though:
    "Gnatsci" is just a different form of natus. In truth, woman can't be pregnant, only the unborn can be. It is Woman who took the possession from the child. Your idea that pregnant means "carrying a child" is a false approbation already.

    Stay frosty.

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