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Sidhekin's picture
Sidhekin
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Think PInc!

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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I generally get around this situation by simply saying 'people' - and leaving it at that. Asbolutely anything added gets you in potential hot water!

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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And I 'absolutely' need more coffee, judging from today's impressive Keyboard Skills demonstration...

StJason's picture
StJason
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Oooh! Nice. Especially when you say it smarmily. "People...!"

Jam's picture
Jam
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People look at you funny when you greet them as "fellow human beings".

(Although "fellow" also means guy... you just can't win! Screw English) 

paralian's picture
paralian
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The reason feminists spell women like "womyn" is so that it doesn't contain the word "men."

My old roommate used to call her friends "dude" even if they're girls.

Amake's picture
Amake
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In keeping with the Old English, "Men" is now once again gender neutral; masucline men are to be referred to as "remen".

Meanwhile in the future as envisioned I think it was Barbarella the motion picture, the universal greeting phrase is simply "love"

C@'s picture
C@
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This happens every now and then, especially when I'm the only girl in the group. But I think it's a little much when it gets used in an email: Thanks guys (and girl). 

I just have to LOL. 

greg's picture
greg
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It's early in the morning for me, and I'm not entirely awake, but I initially read that as "Ladies...is it still okay to call you hot?"  XP

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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YES!!!

Emanresu's picture
Emanresu
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FEMALES. What's happening.

classam's picture
classam
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Whenever I walk up to a group, I just say GENTLEMEN.

Then I smoke, like, 80 cigarettes.

hairydude's picture
hairydude
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Wow!  Does everyone in your office actually have awesome hair, or do you just naturally draw everybody looking awesome for the comic?  :-)

Jam's picture
Jam
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The "people" in my office are not based on real people for the sake of their privacy, but sometimes they are visual amalgamations of 2 or 3 people (not always). My office mates are quite stylish IRL, however, I'm probably the frumpiest of the whole group due to my natural inability to fashion. 

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Aw, come on! You're just fishing for compliments now, aren't you! I'm not falling for that one - that's another good way to get caught out. Cos I say 'no, your natural beauty shines though and that's sufficient' and you then tell your colleagues that I think you have natural beauty, and then *they* get the needle because I didn't say it about them...

Nice try though!

Jam's picture
Jam
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That wasn't the intent ^^; I just meant that my coworkers ARE quite stylish 

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Yeah I know - I was only teasing! (and making another point about the pitfalls of what you say to people, I suppose)

But, I'm not so sure about this 'natural inability to fashion' business. I mean, none of us expect miracles here (well I don't), but since you clearly have the talent to draw stylish people, it sounds more like a conscious decision not to do it... but why? Is this just something you're more comfortable with?

Jam's picture
Jam
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I'm able to recognize a stylish outfit and remember it enough to draw it, but when it comes to finding clothes and putting a 'look' together on my own person it falls apart somehow... haha I guess I'm just bad a shopping!

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Ah... The trick there (and if you get it right the results can be really good) is to take one of your stylish friends/co-workers shopping with you. I've seen the results of this, and it can be an almighty eye-opener - for everybody! And not in a bad way, either.

General Specific's picture
General Specific
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You could always go with, "Greetings, Meatbags!"  :D

greg's picture
greg
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I vote for this.

BobIsAPerson's picture
BobIsAPerson
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You gotta tack "Condescending Salutation:" on the beginnning... "Condescending Salutation: Greetings, Meatbags! I hope we can promptly terminate any... hostilities?"

zem's picture
zem
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Political correctness? Bah! Just greet everyone with "Dood!" and that's the end of that.

Rashkavar
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For greeting groups, I usually stick with "hey" or "hello" depending on the context of formality. 

And "Lady" is usually a complimentary term. Do we use the term lord anywhere in our vocabulary (other than in a phrase for boasting or when we've moved to England and gone native)?  That is the male equivalent in rank.  (Of course, anything can be said with a sneer.  I could insult the pope by calling him "your holiness" if I wanted to (and if I could get close enough to him for him to hear me...given that his public viewings are by armored popemobile, I doubt that's likely, especially given I'm a heretic. 

Xythius's picture
Xythius
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I typically like to greet people like "Hello Minions!" or just "MINIONS !" "My Minions!" or the longer "Bow down Minions or I shall eat your souls to cure my indengestion from the childrens tears I had last night while burning the orphanage!"

miasaki666's picture
miasaki666
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meh you're lucky. I'm referred to as "asian". no one even questions. Apparently, in highschool, if it's literally correct, no one gives a wuck.

pablo360's picture
pablo360
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I sometimes enter a room saying, “Greetings, humans!” For some reason people think I'm weird.

Seriously, I do that.

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