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Old 03-28-19, 01:42 PM
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"Cyclist" less than human

Experts call for the word 'cyclist' to be BANNED because it 'dehumanises' people who ride bikes

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...m=rta-fallback
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Old 03-28-19, 01:49 PM
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From the article -- "She is behind a push to scrap the word 'cyclist' and replace it with the term 'people who ride bikes'." Um... ok. Good luck with that.


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Old 03-28-19, 02:08 PM
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This is unfair for cycling circus bears too. It dehumanizes them...wait. Oh, never mind.


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Old 03-28-19, 02:42 PM
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Oh boy! File this under "I" for Idiot.

This is yet another example of some neurotic politically correct fool from academia (if you can imagine that ) who thinks that by changing a few words in the English language you can turn the world into a utopian paradise. Not gonna happen.

Isn't a Sanitation Engineer still a garbage man when it comes down to it?
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Old 03-28-19, 02:51 PM
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"People of Cycle".
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I'm proud to be called a cyclist, but Serious Cyclist™ would be better.

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Old 03-28-19, 02:52 PM
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Is there anything people won't find a way to be offended by anymore?
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This is a great idea (not really)!!! Also, from now on runners will be referred to a "people who run." Drivers will be referred to as "people who drive cars." Airplane pilots will be referred to as "people who fly airplanes." And people that come up with stupid ideas like this will be called "people who are stupid."


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Old 03-28-19, 02:56 PM
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Thinking of it, I wouldn't be against calling some "people who ride e-bikes".
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post

This is a great idea (not really)!!! Also, from now on runners will be referred to a "people who run." Drivers will be referred to as "people who drive cars." Airplane pilots will be referred to as "people who fly airplanes." And people that come up with stupid ideas like this will be called "people who are stupid."


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You are alienating animals who like to run! How dare you, sir! (Did I just assume your gender, my bad)

You are a speciesist!
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Old 03-28-19, 03:05 PM
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I felt dehumanized when someone called me a bald geezer. I'd prefer senior citizen with different hair abilities.
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Is there anything people won't find a way to be offended by anymore?
I'm offended you said that!
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... with different hair abilities.
Not follicle challenged?
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Old 03-28-19, 03:19 PM
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Well this stinks. First I'm not good enough to be a Serious Cyclist, soon I won't even be a plain old regular one.
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Old 03-28-19, 03:36 PM
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Blimey! What rubbish mate!
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"Scientist" is a derogatory, demeaning term (thanks to people like this.) We should call them "people who are thicker than bricks."
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Old 03-28-19, 05:10 PM
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On a good wet rainy day, you can just call me a SKUNK.
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Old 03-28-19, 05:27 PM
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Revolutionists?
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post

Experts call for the word 'cyclist' to be BANNED because it 'dehumanises' people who ride bikes

"Experts"... what a joke.
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Old 03-28-19, 06:20 PM
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Old 03-28-19, 07:46 PM
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I am willing to go with cyclops.
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Old 03-28-19, 08:04 PM
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I am willing to go with cyclops.
Cycleops?

Why did they cease building unispoke wheels?
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Old 03-28-19, 08:14 PM
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Ok, I see that many people I respect from many of their other replies on other threads are having fun with this. That is too bad. being a "cyclist" for getting close to 50 years not even counting my pre adolescent cycling, I would expect better
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Old 03-28-19, 08:25 PM
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Ok hahaha. Let’s get the laughing out of the way.

It’s not a secret that there’s a serious schism between cyclists and drivers. Lots of people are deliberately aggressive towards bicyclists and an alarming number are unsympathetic towards them. I’m not exactly sure that calling us cyclists *causes* this us vs them mentality, but cognitively speaking, it is tougher to set us up as an outsider group if we don’t have a label like “cyclists”. Wearing a helmet and glasses also significantly reduce the amount of consideration people give you on the road, because you look less like a normal person.

”Dehumanizing” is probably not the best word to use though.
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Old 03-28-19, 08:27 PM
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"Experts"... what a joke.
"People who exp?"
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