Reader Request Week 2016 #5: Pronouns

Source: Reader Request Week 2016 #5: Pronouns

Wow. As someone who has lived in small towns (thus under a rock) for over ten years now, gender non-specific pronouns have not been an issue. Thanks to John Scalzi for laying out the use and reasoning behind this evolving issue.

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10 Reasons to <3 Fridays in Movie Quotes

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10. It’s good time to rest and dream.

Goodfellas (1990) Anything I wanted was a phone call away. Free cars. The keys to a dozen hideout flats all over the city. I bet twenty, thirty grand over a weekend and then I’d either blow the winnings in a week or go to the sharks to pay back the bookies.

 

9. Painting the town isn’t just for the mafia. Kick up your heels!

 

The Godfather(1972) This weekend we’ll go out. We’ll go to the city, see a show and have dinner, I promise.

 

8. PARTY is for everyone!

 

Friday (1995)

For most people, Friday’s just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood’ll never be the same.

 

7. Because we aren’t being invaded by aliens, I hope.

 

Independence Day(1996)  Y’know, this was supposed to be my weekend off, but noooo. You got me out here draggin’ your heavy ass through the burnin’ desert with your dreadlocks stickin’ out the back of my parachute. You gotta come down here with an attitude, actin’ all big and bad…

 

6. Or the weekend could be a chance to chill out and laze.

 

The Breakfast Club (1985) My impression of life at Big Bri’s house, “Son?” “Yeah, Dad?” “How was your day, son?” “Great, Dad. How’s yours?” “Super. Say, how would like to go fishing this weekend?” “Great, Dad. But I got homework to do.” “That’s okay, son. You can do it on the boat.” “Gee.” “Hon, isn’t our son swell?” “Yes, dear. Isn’t life swell?”

 

5. Because we aren’t making dinosaurs in a secret lab, I hope.

 

Jurassic Park (1993) Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend.

 

4. So have a weekend adventure! Woohoo.

 

Die Hard(1988)I spent a weekend at a combat ranch. You know where they shoot red paint, but it sounds stupid to you.

 

3. Maybe spend time at the zoo.

 

Animal House(1978) Umm – maybe we could drive up to your folks’ place this weekend.

I mean hanging around with a bunch of animals getting drunk every weekend.

 

2. Or this. (blushing)

 

Sleepless in Seattle(1993) I’ll tell you what I’m doing this weekend, I’m getting laid. It’s the 1990’s and nobody’s getting laid. I’m the only man in America who’s getting laid this weekend and I haven’t been laid that much. Six girls in college, maybe seven.

 

1. BUT! The number 1 reason to love Fridays is we don’t want to become Jack.

 

The Shining (1980) All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

 

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