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Gracious Anthracite @anthracite
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I just saw the names of all the latest iPhones written out in normal text: the Xs, Xs Max, and Xr.

Is it just me or do those look like proposals for non-binary pronouns? "Xs Max pulled down xr visor and kicked xr gravcycle into noisy life. Xs had a job to do."

@anthracite as someone who doesn't watch apple PR events, I have to ask: is the phone name "Xs" pronounced "exes" or "excess"

@InspectorCaracal I don't know, I don't watch the events either.

@anthracite w e l p xD

I'm going to call it "excess", then, because that pun amuses me

@anthracite more than anything they sound like meaningless names of Microsoft Windows editions to me :burning_poop:

@anthracite would you be surprised to know that the newest iPhone are just tiny robo servants in boxes?

Xs max is in xs box.

@001zlnv O brave new world that has such robots in it!

@anthracite Pronouns maybe, but -definitely- titles to complement Mr./Ms./Mx.

@anthracite There’s a jewelry shop near where I live that has a sign saying “Yes! Zee does repair. Yes! Zee does sizing.” and every time i think it’s someone’s pronoun

@anthracite pretty sure I saw some of those back in my MOO days when everyone would set pronouns to Spivak or whatever.

@anthracite I'm pretty sure that Xr already is one? I think that it's a formal honourific or something like that.

@anthracite @lawremipsum soon enough humans will all probably be replaced by iPhones so gender is irrelevant 🤷🏻