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Posted: 18/10/2017 00:17:39
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as a playwight once wrote:
"All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man (woman) in his time plays many parts". Blah Blah Blah..

Quite frankly if the part fits, play it.

Minnie the Minx Drives Thomas the Tank.. Now there's a tv program I'd like to see.. LaughLaugh

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Posted: 18/10/2017 09:20:09
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royfellows wrote:


Several things occur
One is that if we all thought the same we wouldn't have anything to talk about, like I said, diversity. Right?
Second is that maybe you should post more often, why should you feel unwelcome? Nobody has said anything against you. I hope!
Third. Snowflake? I dont call people anything or show disrespect.

And, never mind, but Spitfire is man.

So a question for you.
You have your perception of things, so would say renaming "manholes" to "person holes" make it a better world?


Hi Roy,
I don't feel generally unwelcome on here. Au contraire! But this specific 'why are women invading my world' post did make me feel unwanted. And as I said, I don't think spitfire had that in mind when he wrote it, but anyway, I figured it would be good to speak up. If you want societal change you should be willing to put some footwork in!

And I think I post enough. Have to keep my day job down! Innocent

Didn't think you'd call me a snowflake but you know as well as I do that there are people (at least one) on this forum who have no issues with calling people names...


And regarding your manhole question. Yes, I think renaming them would make the world a better place, but only incrementally so. I think we have more pressing issues which are more deserving of our time and money, but yes, I think calling it a person-hole is one small step in the right direction. I remember once being in Cwm and someone suggesting we go down the manway, upon which Sinker suggested it was a personway. That was very nice of him! If this sort of stuff happens more often it might become a bit more of a natural thing for everyone to phase out the fifties mentality...


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Posted: 18/10/2017 09:57:31
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Well I respect your differing opinions and we part friends.
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Posted: 18/10/2017 10:33:19
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royfellows wrote:

Well I respect your differing opinions and we part friends.
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Posted: 18/10/2017 12:03:49
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Does Ringo Starr still do the voices on Thomas the Tank Engine ?

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Posted: 18/10/2017 19:30:08
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Without wishing to be pedantic, a 'manway', 'chairman', 'manhole' is already gender neutral.
See dictionary definition of 'man'
https://www.google.co.uk/search?dcr=0&q=Dictionary#dobs=man
It has multiple meanings, one of which covers both genders.
No changes necessary!

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Posted: 18/10/2017 19:40:42
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Nothing wrong with a bit of pedantryBig Grin

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Posted: 18/10/2017 19:50:52
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I love pedantry! But I am going to pedantically disagree with you.

The OED app (sorry) gives eleven non-slang definitions. Six are explicitly male, three have a strong male connotation, and two are gender-neutral. So I would say altogether the word 'man' is far from gender-neutral! Smartass
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Posted: 18/10/2017 20:25:02
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Margot wrote:

I remember once being in Cwm and someone suggesting we go down the manway, upon which Sinker suggested it was a personway. That was very nice of him! If this sort of stuff happens more often it might become a bit more of a natural thing for everyone to phase out the fifties mentality...


There's the perfectly good and equally historic term: ladderway or ladder-road with the latter mainly used in shafts, compare kibble-road although the parallel term barrow-road only existed in levels.

In general Margot: good points and well put.
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Posted: 18/10/2017 20:34:25
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Thomas the Tank Engine buries another engine alive;
http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/film-and-tv-chilling-thomas-the-tank-engine-scene-is-freaking-everybody-out-20171002?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=kw&kwp_0=553210&kwp_4=1995951&kwp_1=835158

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Posted: 18/10/2017 20:43:21
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Graigfawr wrote:

Margot wrote:

I remember once being in Cwm and someone suggesting we go down the manway, upon which Sinker suggested it was a personway. That was very nice of him! If this sort of stuff happens more often it might become a bit more of a natural thing for everyone to phase out the fifties mentality...


There's the perfectly good and equally historic term: ladderway or ladder-road with the latter mainly used in shafts, compare kibble-road although the parallel term barrow-road only existed in levels.

In general Margot: good points and well put.


Thanks Graigfawr.

Regarding ladderways and such; would passages such as the one leading down to Compressor Chamber in Cwm (or up away from it) have had ladders in them? Or the one that leads from lake level near OVI to the top of the staircase? They don't seem steep enough. But it might have been efficient...
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Posted: 18/10/2017 20:49:17
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Margot wrote:

I love pedantry! But I am going to pedantically disagree with you.

The OED app (sorry) gives eleven non-slang definitions. Six are explicitly male, three have a strong male connotation, and two are gender-neutral. So I would say altogether the word 'man' is far from gender-neutral! Smartass


Surely only one suitable definition is required? For example, the definition of shaft covers (amongst other things) a metal cylindrical object used to transfer rotational power, and a vertical cavity as found in a mine. When I am abseiling down a shaft, it matters not that there is an alternative (and irrelevant) definition when describing my activities.

The definitions are alternatives, they do not conflict or overrule each other. One just chooses the most appropriate one for the occasion.

I shall continue to refer to the individual in charge of a meeting as the chairman, and the object on which they place their posterior the chair.

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Posted: 18/10/2017 21:25:22
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I believe one should refer to someone by whatever title they personally prefer. Our current club chairman is female, and that is the title she prefers to use. Should a male take the role in the future and want to be called chair, chairman, chairperson, or chairwoman, then I suppose we should call him whichever he prefers. One respects the person for what they want. Why would you do otherwise? If someone is performing a role out of altruism, then why would you not do this, simply out of courtesy? Why should one's personal preference be more important than the choice of the person who actually fills the role? IP: 209.93.26.134
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Posted: 18/10/2017 21:38:46
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royfellows wrote:



Afterthought.
I like Conor McGreggor, great "gender stereotype", pity he lost the fight though.


Yep, that's a tenner I'll never see again Laugh he put on a good show though.

Sort of on topic, Imam 'Pretty Killer' Barlow is one of my favourite fighters to watch, been ringside for a few of her fights.
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Posted: 18/10/2017 21:59:36
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Margot, in response to your enquiry:

The steep descent to the head of the compressor in chamber 33 on DE floor in the Old Vein was originally equipped with a wooden staircase - the inclination was not steep enough to merit a ladder. There used to still be a few fragments of the staircase when I first visited in the early 1980s. For comparison, rather more survives of a broadly comparable wooden staircase on the east side of chamber 34 between floors F and G in the Old Vein.

I can't recall having seen remains of a staircase or ladder in the short narrow steep shaft between the head of chamber B1 West in the Back Vein and Lake Level. My impression is that it may have been equipped with a chain. Graham may well be able to clarify.
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Posted: 18/10/2017 22:20:36
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A staircase, yes that makes sense. Not much left of it now though! The other passage was probably originally too low for that so a chain sounds likely... IP: 79.72.207.96
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Posted: 18/10/2017 22:44:01
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Peter Burgess wrote:

I believe one should refer to someone by whatever title they personally prefer. Our current club chairman is female, and that is the title she prefers to use. Should a male take the role in the future and want to be called chair, chairman, chairperson, or chairwoman, then I suppose we should call him whichever he prefers. One respects the person for what they want. Why would you do otherwise? If someone is performing a role out of altruism, then why would you not do this, simply out of courtesy? Why should one's personal preference be more important than the choice of the person who actually fills the role?


I will try to remember today's date.
I actually agree with something PB has posted. Wonders will never cease.
Joking aside, a lot of sense and very well put.
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When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy. IP: 209.93.26.134
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Posted: 19/10/2017 09:11:24
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Peter Burgess wrote:

When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.


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Posted: 19/10/2017 10:36:06
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Peter Burgess wrote:

When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.


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