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Discussion on: The problem with “you guys”

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DJ Quecke

"Guys". Let me state: I am generation or two older than most in the field. I've generally tried to quit using the term and that is too bad. In my generation we used "Guys" when addressing our group/team. It was an interesting word, both exclusive and inclusive. It excluded the rest of the world and included those in our group/team. My experience with women in the workforce has led me to believe that most I work with want nothing more than to be "just one of the guys". Included in that group/team and treated no differently. I work for a woman, the smartest person I have ever met, and I am currently paired with a female teammate. I assure you, both are "just one of the guys". I started by stating I'm old but I learned long ago to roll and update with the times. I've started using the term "Folks", which for me is almost as good as "Guys". It will be a cold day in Hades when I address my group in California with "y'all". As far as the bot...I would never subject my group to machine correction of their speech. That sounds Orwellian. We strive to maintain our humanity amid a world of constant change and update as tech takes over more of our lives.

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Well whatever you decide to call yourselves, please prioritize the quality and effectiveness of your code, because our lives (though less of them, these days) are in the balance.