The word police are on the prowl. Today’s target? That terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad expression:
Wait. That can’t be real, can it? It’s gotta be a Photoshop job, right?
And in conclusion:
You can think of the push to drop “guys” as political correctness run amok, or you can think of it as making a tiny change that doesn’t cost you anything and will keep you from being a jerk to half the population — and help you make the world just a tiny bit more fair.
That doesn’t mean it will be quick or easy: I’ve probably typed and deleted “you guys” (it turns out I loved to begin tweets and Facebook posts this way) about 15 times since I decided to write this piece a couple of weeks ago. But I’m going to keep working on it.
If you get a jump on changing now, you can avoid being like your grandfather who is still saying “negro” because he doesn’t mean anything by it and that’s what they used to say in his day and he doesn’t see the point of evolving. Don’t get left behind, y’all friends/everyone/folks.
Saying “you g*ys” makes you just as bad as your racist grandpa or something.
Well, for what it’s worth, Vox has convinced at least one person:
Make that two:
Heh. That’s much better.