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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2010, 08:24:43 PM »
The KQ Omnipedia refers to the HitW as male, but I don't think there is any basis for that.

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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2010, 08:27:15 PM »
I think it gets referred as "little guy" and such, but that can also be a generic way of referring to it.

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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2010, 08:35:22 PM »
Right, it seems that in English, the default gender where gender is unknown is more often male than female.

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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2010, 09:10:00 PM »
Right, it seems that in English, the default gender where gender is unknown is more often male than female.
It used to be, but in recent years, I've seen 'he' and 'she' used interchangeably for unknown gender, mostly in RPG books.
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2010, 09:18:41 PM »
Really? I can't think of one scenario where the default unknown gender is female.

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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2010, 03:14:37 AM »
I think it depends. Some people default to male, some to female. Also, certain endearments get associated with the genders. Little guy is a generic term, but if the object being named was appealing, a guy will likely term it in female terms calling it a she and beautiful. Manly object get called he.

I prefer to call it an it till it's canon that they HAVE genders. I'm not a fan of genderising an object unless it's for fun. I refer to my car as a male cause it's a Toyota Allex, and well... yeah XD


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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2010, 09:29:33 AM »
Really? I can't think of one scenario where the default unknown gender is female.
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2010, 01:31:47 PM »
I'll be honest - I tend to assume that bad drivers are female and that people texting in movie theaters are male.  Don't know why.  But I've always thought of HitW as male too.
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2010, 01:51:34 PM »
I tend to assume that...people texting in movie theaters are male.

Arg, that annoys me greatly, though I've seen a pretty even distribution between males and females using cell phones during concerts/plays/movies/etc.

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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2010, 02:27:12 PM »
When we talk about our customers at work, we refer to them as "She" or "Her". Always capitalized too. Frankly, it's a little creepy.

I prefer to think of Hole-in-the-Wall as a nice, lower-case "it". :P
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2010, 04:26:51 PM »
I'll be honest - I tend to assume that bad drivers are female and that people texting in movie theaters are male.  Don't know why.  But I've always thought of HitW as male too.

NZers obviously have a different mindset then. Over here, females are more likely slow drivers, and most bad drivers are asian (cause they dont' get the practice in their country? ^^; I donno. It's just common)


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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2010, 06:15:22 PM »
Not quite so NZ-specific. Over here in the US, we have many bad driver assumptions--old and/or female and/or Asian are among them!

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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2010, 07:56:48 PM »
When we talk about our customers at work, we refer to them as "She" or "Her". Always capitalized too. Frankly, it's a little creepy.

I prefer to think of Hole-in-the-Wall as a nice, lower-case "it". :P
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2010, 07:05:50 AM »
It would seem to me that if the hole in the wall were female, she'd have a little bow or something on her head to designate her gender.  Maybe it's just me, but bow on the head seems to be the universal "even though I seem gender neutral, this pink bow clearly states otherwise buster."  No pink bow = not a girl.  I vote that hole in the wall is totally a dude!
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2010, 05:44:27 PM »
No pink bow = not a girl.
Sound logic, my friend, you just can't argue with that. ;)

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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2010, 06:15:18 PM »
No pink bow = not a girl.

What if the bow was blue or green?
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2010, 06:48:52 PM »
Thats fair, a bow of any color would probably work.  My point still stands though, how would one honestly tell between a male and female hole in the wall?  Answer: bow in the hair.  BA BAM!

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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2010, 01:48:11 PM »
Haids, I would be honored to be quoted! ;D
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2010, 02:38:13 PM »
Hooray!  *Feels pretty darn cool* 8)
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Re: Hole on the wall fanclub
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2010, 05:30:28 PM »
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