Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Don't say "man," man

When the term "man" is used in the civilizational or cultural sense, that great big capitalized "Man," I either think:

1. Ah, an ancient text! From the before-times, when unenlightened gentlemen thought they were the epitome of humanity.

or:

2. Whoa, this modern person is unlearned, unwise, and sucks.

As in when I read this article, which is about a neat little contest, but which features a teacher who likes to use the term Man to refer to humanity, or people, or human beings, or earthlings. Man did this, Man did that.

NO. It's like in The Matrix: there is no Man. Get over yourself, man.

Man. Men.

-bn

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