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I never use the term "fellas" at all, much less to address a gender-mixed group, but my m-i-l always announced dinner that way ("You fellas ready to eat?"), and it was clear that the question was addressed to everyone.

Ny experience is similar. In my case it's my daughter-in-law, who has kept her maiden name after marriage and yet uses "you guys" to be gender-inclusive. ("Emerson!") I have found "you folks" to be an acceptable workaround.


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I have found "you folks" to be an acceptable workaround.

Nothing beats "y'all."


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For the record, and back to the original question, there's an interesting architecture firm called Asymptote. (http://www.asymptote.net) that is very cutting edge. Their website, which is very Flash-intensive, demonstrates this. I haven't read too much about them (because I keep getting caught up in the design of the site) but I suspect their name comes from the idea that their designs are approaching the future infinitely, but never quite there (because, duh, when you get there, the future has moved.)


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"What do I think about the future? Well, it's not here yet, is it?"

"Welcome to the future. It's starting just now!"


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Yeah, yeah, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life" ...

Very faldaginacious of you, matey!

- Pfranz

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