Sunday, August 05, 2018

'Try 'people'!' Feminists including BBC Woman's Hour host Jane Garvey declare 'guys' should NOT be used as a term to address groups of men and women

I am inclined to agree with this one.  It's just bad grammar

Feminists including BBC Woman's Hour host Jane Garvey have declared that 'guys' shouldn't be used as a gender neutral term to address groups of men and women.  

Radio 4 presenter Garvey, 53, sparked the debate after posting on Twitter: 'New rule- 'Hi guys!!' NEVER say this.'

She advised using the word 'people' to address groups instead of 'guys', explaining further 'I am not a guy'.

Other social media users were quick to react to her post, with many agreeing that it is one of their bugbears.

One posted: 'Common parlance among the young isn't it? Infuriatingly so, especially when used by waiters'.

Another added: 'I took issue with an Edinburgh hotel bartender who repeatedly called me and my female friend 'guys'.



Anonymous said...

I agree.

Anonymous said...

According to Merriman and Webster at

1 b: person —used in plural to refer to the members of a group regardless of sex

Bird of Paradise said...

These feminuts only prove the stupidity of liberalism and how rediculous it all is

Bill R. said...

Yeah, it's bad grammar. But it's also been a way to speak since before I was born and it does not mean the speaker is literally calling them "guys". Get over yourselves. Libs are trying to breed every last vestige of masculinity out of men and turn them into, what, I don't know.

Anonymous said...

Guys and Gals, it's easy enough to use both much like Ladies and Gentlemen.

stinky said...

"Oh, I'm sorry, ladies. You looked like you identified as guys."

Anonymous said...

Actually, "you people" or "people" is considered a pejorative by certain segments of the population. Offensive it is. So the generic "guys" has been adopted in general use.