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Gender issue in HP

Postby Xyd » Wed Aug 01, 2001 7:19 pm

You emit a fierce battle cry, and charge right into her, bodyslamming him DOWN!

Your bash at a mysterious woman sends her sprawling.
A mysterious woman is stunned!


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Postby Kozzloz » Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:12 am

One word to answer your question..... Drag

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Postby cherzra » Thu Aug 02, 2001 7:33 am

Actually it looks like the bodyslam message, the mob's gender is fine. Many combat, spell and proc messages have mistakes in them.
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Postby Garosh » Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:52 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by cherzra:
Actually it looks like the bodyslam message, the mob's gender is fine. Many combat, spell and proc messages have mistakes in them.</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


You emit a fierce battle cry, and charge right into her, bodyslamming him DOWN!

notice the HIM next to the last word.
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Postby cherzra » Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:50 pm

Gee I really didn't notice that thanks Garosh!

I'll repeat - the mob's gender is fine. The mistake is in the bodyslam message. No matter what you bodyslam, it will always show HIM. Just like the proc for many weapons will show as hitting HIM regardless of whether was actually a him, her or it.. If you want, I can explain it again.

Cherzra whaps you upside the head - DOH.
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:54 pm

Already fixed
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Postby Garosh » Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:56 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by cherzra:
<B>Gee I really didn't notice that thanks Garosh!

I'll repeat - the mob's gender is fine. The mistake is in the bodyslam message. No matter what you bodyslam, it will always show HIM. Just like the proc for many weapons will show as hitting HIM regardless of whether was actually a him, her or it.. If you want, I can explain it again.

Cherzra whaps you upside the head - DOH.</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Garosh is tired this morning..I read your reply as "Actually it looks like the bodyslam message the mob's gender is fine."


thats what too little sleep and too much work+class does to ya :P
and a very annoying unwanted guest in the house watching movies all night long
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Postby ShadowDrake » Thu Aug 02, 2001 7:38 pm

Grammatically correct actually. As odd as it sounds, 'him' or 'he' can also be used as neuter pronouns in reference to either gender. It's nothing most of us would read in literature or use, since it -is- proper to use the references 'her' or 'she'.
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Postby cherzra » Thu Aug 02, 2001 8:10 pm

Are you sure about that? I'm pretty positive him is for references to 'he' only.
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Postby Elseenas » Thu Aug 02, 2001 11:12 pm

It is only gramatically correct when refering to a category, like humans in general, IIRC?

Even so, I *know* it isn't correct to switch between the two in one sentance.

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Postby azzixxenae » Sat Aug 04, 2001 2:09 pm

is that a past tense participle? or a predicate?
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Postby Grungar » Sat Aug 04, 2001 7:45 pm

your silly with ur grammer and all and stuff like that can kiss my subjunctive b/c one time at english camp i stuck a predicate well nm

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