Bad grammar good sign

The advertisement said: Next time you need an electrician, why not get them to . . .

It’s bad grammar to have a plural pronoun in place of a singular noun but the bad grammar is a good sign.

A few years ago the advertisement would have used him  rather than them.  

That it doesn’t is a sign of progress indicating it’s no longer accepted that an electrician will automatically be a bloke.

14 Responses to Bad grammar good sign

  1. johnsonmike says:

    I think it’s just bad grammar.

    In the league of leaving out the apostrophe where it’s needed, and putting one it where it’s not.

    I’ve yet to encounter a female electrician. I presume there are some somewhere, but they’d be a rarity.

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  2. Andrei says:

    Yep – it will most likely be a he the feminization of the trades hasn’t been accomplished yet unlike many other walks of life.

    Teaching for example, particularly primary teaching is not an area where a person with more than a molecule of testosterone in their bodies would even consider as a career. Those foolish enough to undertake this course are re-educated into the ways of the sisterhood and if the indoctrination doesn’t take they quickly bail.

    This is also why male children in our schools who exhibit maleness are considered “problems” and a great many of them are medicated to keep “them under control”.

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  3. Adolf Fiinkensein says:

    Perhaps it depends on whether you electrician is AC/DC or not?

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  4. gravedodger says:

    We had Sasha based in Little River till OE beckoned, good at the trade crap at relationships and getting to jobs. Took about three “Oh shit I must get to that job” at happyhour before the Caravan Plug was installed.
    Still there are plenty of those allegedly with gonads also.

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  5. johnsonmike says:

    primary teaching is not an area where a person with more than a molecule of testosterone in their bodies would even consider as a career

    This has little to do with your fantastical “sisterhood.” Men left primary and preschool careers when Peter Ellis was convicted of fantastical nonsense. Though your “sisterhood” was responsible for that outrage, I grant you that.

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  6. Andrei says:

    This has little to do with your fantastical “sisterhood.”

    Exhibit A

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  7. johnsonmike says:

    I read that this morning and found it rather, er, interesting.

    This is a gay activism campaign to “educate” children on how it is desirable to have two mothers or two fathers. Many such campaigns take place over all kinds of issues.

    It’s not the reason males are fleeing teaching, which dates from the early 1990s.

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  8. Andrei says:

    Ann Hardie

    Current Research
    Ann’s research concerns online teaching and learning through interaction and collaboration as a teaching and learning tool. Her current research interest concerns inclusion and the school experiences of queer educators and students.

    The lady from the article and who teaches the people who aspire to be teachers.

    Seriously how well do you think a full blooded hetro sexual male would get on in her class?

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  9. johnsonmike says:

    Seriously how well do you think a full blooded hetro sexual male would get on in her class?

    Andrei, most males of any sexual preference left pre-secondary education in the 1990s. They no longer even apply.

    Peter Ellis was gay. That did not do him any good.

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  10. Scott says:

    Teaching for example, particularly primary teaching is not an area where a person with more than a molecule of testosterone in their bodies would even consider as a career. Those foolish enough to undertake this course are re-educated into the ways of the sisterhood and if the indoctrination doesn’t take they quickly bail.

    The fact that male primary teachers do in fact exist would appear to disprove your stone-age theories.

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  11. Andrei says:

    The fact that male primary teachers do in fact exist would appear to disprove your stone-age theories.

    Yes they do, I believe the current ratio of men graduating as primary teachers to women is 1:19 i.e. 5%.

    Anecdotally my children never had a male teacher until they reached High School. That’s a fact.

    And their is nothing stone age about protecting your children from pernicious ideas that can wreck their future lives.

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  12. johnsonmike says:

    Anecdotally my children never had a male teacher until they reached High School. That’s a fact.

    Which is it? A fact? Or an anecdote? Do you not know who was teaching your children? If you did, were any of them males?

    If you can respond to that it’s a fact. If you only think none of the teachers were males but you don’t know, because you don’t know who taught your kids, then it’sy not even anecdotal, it’s ignorance.

    🙂

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  13. Scott says:

    Anecdotally my children never had a male teacher until they reached High School. That’s a fact.

    Please continue. I’m in stitches.

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  14. Andrei says:

    Anecdotally my fine friends means it pertains to my children and the three different primary schools they have attended over the years.

    It therefore illustrates but does not prove the point I am making since other children at others schools will have had different experiences.

    If you were to examine the school records of every child currently at secondary school, say or perhaps all those who have progressed from primary school and are still under twenty as another possibility and total up the number of primary school teachers each had had and the number of those that were male, thereby deriving a metric you could report, along with the way you derived it and the raw data – that would be scientific evidence and much stronger being as it is open to verification and challenge.

    This sort of evidence is alas very very rare in the field of political activism since it usually blows what ever nutty case is being made out of the water – thus anecdotal evidence based upon cherry picked data is resorted to

    Don’t you know anything.at all

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