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Discussion in 'Autism Spectrum News, Events and Research' started by Aspergers_Aspie, May 15, 2020.

  1. Ezra

    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

    Apr 13, 2014
    What about a Barbie doll and a Ken doll? They are inanimate objects.
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  2. ExplosiveTMT

    ExplosiveTMT Humour's my middle name.

    May 31, 2014
    Is funny, we as english speaking humans (dunno if other languages do a similar thing) use phrases that don't make sense if you really think about it. Which from what i hear is something some people with asd do. :)
  3. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

    Nov 1, 2015
    But they have gender-specific traits.
  4. FormerlyAutistic

    FormerlyAutistic Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2020
    Many languages assign genders to non-living objects and they don't always agree. For example, I think a table is considered female in French but male in Italian. In some languages, things can be male, female, or neuter. For example, girls in German are considered neuter.
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  5. paloftoon

    paloftoon Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Rather than argue, try to come up with funny responses to prove your point for such small things.
    For instance, in this case, you tell her that other romance languages don't have enough gender pronouns. Why not ones for "it"? Also, even though pronouns have a standard, what's to prevent one from using another article? For instance, what's stopping one from saying "la pantalon" instead of "le pantalon"? You could have guy looking pants that a woman would wear. Is that what this would imply? Probably depends on the context. Try to make the arguments fun /light-hearted. You don't have to agree, but you don't have to be upset at each other either if that's the case.
  6. Jumpback

    Jumpback Active Member

    May 11, 2020
    People make categories out of everything. Like, to a computer, a 2016 Honda Accord EX is a 2016 Honda Accord EX. To humans it’s a “car”

    You’ve might have pointed out the last piece of the puzzle towards solving artificial intillegence. Now Skynet will be activated and the machines will kill us all ;0)