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[–]itsnotaboutewe 22 insightful - 3 fun22 insightful - 2 fun23 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

Do they not understand what the prefix 'bi' means? They are supposed to record the use and meanings of words, not invent new meanings in order to change language at the behest of lobby groups.

[–]LasagnaRossa 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The other day I was arguing about that damn prefix with one gender cultist. They insisted that bi doesn't mean two, EVEN THOUGH IT DOES IN LATIN. But no, it's me who has to study more, not him!

[–]BEB[S] 17 insightful - 5 fun17 insightful - 4 fun18 insightful - 5 fun -  (1 child)

Merriam Webster's new definition of "bisexual" is that it can mean “of, relating to, or characterized by sexual or romantic attraction to people of one’s same sex and of the opposite sex” or “of, relating to, or characterized by sexual or romantic attraction to people of one’s own gender identity and of other gender identities.”

OK, so the first part I get, but I'm old school and believe in biological sex.

But given that Facebook used to offer around 50 gender identities in the US (and around 70 in the UK - guess people in the UK have more personality) how hard must it be to find someone who matches your exact gender identity?

How does that work on a dating app? You might have to list dozens of gender identities so as not to exclude a potential match. And how does the app decide which gender identities are valid, and/or what if yours doesn't appear on the app?

Not to sound like grandma, but things were much easier back when it was just LGB...

[–]yousaythosethings 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds like someone should create a compilation image of the definitions of all the other words that start with “bi” and highlight the two in everyone one.

[–]BEB[S] 13 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 0 fun14 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I have to give credit to a poster on the excellent SAIDIT sub LGB Drop the T who spotted this.

Check it out - it's a sub for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals & allies who feel that LGBs and Transgenders have different issues and goals and should separate.


[–]OrangeFirefly 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Merriam Webster is just a joke, really, isn't it?

[–]Daraincork 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Merriam Webster are moving into new territory here. One where definitions are sort of ......ill defined.

[–]Rationalmind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

GLADD is a trans right organization now?