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18th Sep '17 6:51:45 PM randomtroper89
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Sub trope to {{Dehumanization}}. Compare WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, DoAndroidsDream, and PronounTrouble.

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Sub trope to {{Dehumanization}}.{{Dehumanization}} and DehumanizingInsult. Compare WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, DoAndroidsDream, and PronounTrouble.
15th Sep '17 7:28:04 PM kenyastarflight
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* In the ''WebVideo/DogVlog'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynT9ltITjMg Kicked Out Of Hotel Because Of My Service Dog]], Drew takes offence to a hotel manager calling his service dog Stella a "that."
-->''If you refer to a dog as a THAT, you're a serial killer.''
25th Aug '17 5:51:23 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Elektra takes extreme offense in Nobu calling her "it". It's worth noting however that the Hand nonetheless treat her with reverence, indicating that to them, calling the Black Sky "it" is simply the proper form of addressing such a powerful entity.
* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': This continues to be the case for Elektra, revived by the Hand and brainwashed into an assassin. As the Black Sky, she is still referred to as "it", and after encounters where Stick and Matt address her by name, Elektra regains all her suppressed memories and makes quite clear how much she hates being thought of as a weapon as she kills Alexandra:
-->'''Elektra Natchios:''' And my name...is Elektra Natchios.
25th Aug '17 3:16:58 PM SayaAensland
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* In commonly spoken Finnish, "it" is used in the place of he/she by a majority of Finns and it's not usually considered rude or dehumanizing, though this is never used in legal texts or formal speeches or anything like that.

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* In commonly colloquial spoken Finnish, "it" is used in the place of he/she by a majority of Finns and it's not usually considered rude or dehumanizing, though this is never used in legal texts or formal speeches or anything like that.contexts.
3rd Aug '17 11:04:15 AM xcountryguy
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* Zai Vessalius to his son Oz in ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', cementing his status as a [[AbusiveParents worst father of the year]]. [[spoiler: And then it was revealed that Oz is neither his son nor human.]]

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* Zai Vessalius to his son Oz in ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', cementing his status as a [[AbusiveParents worst father of the year]]. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then it was revealed that Oz is neither his son nor human.]]



* While it's not brought up often. The ''{{Naruto}}'' villains Orochimaru and Kabuto always referred to Yamato as "the experiment" or "one of Orochimaru's experiments", the reason mainly being that [[spoiler: Yamato had been kidnapped by Orochimaru as an infant and experimented on just before Orochimaru left the village]].

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* While it's not brought up often. The ''{{Naruto}}'' villains Orochimaru and Kabuto always referred to Yamato as "the experiment" or "one of Orochimaru's experiments", the reason mainly being that [[spoiler: Yamato [[spoiler:Yamato had been kidnapped by Orochimaru as an infant and experimented on just before Orochimaru left the village]].
1st Aug '17 5:03:57 AM TheUsualSuspect
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** In a strange example, one of David Robert Jones shapeshifters is having a seizure and when Lincoln asks what's wrong with it, Jones angrily insists that she is a her. It turns out that Jones is killing her, just to prove that he's willing to kill someone he loves and therefore imagine what he is willing to do to them.
16th Jul '17 1:53:53 AM Nepeta
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* In the Netherlands, they tend to call a castrated cat or dog an 'it' ('het') although this is incorrect because the animal still posesses the genitals; they only can't reproduce anymore.
3rd Jul '17 2:04:02 PM DarkHunter
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'': [[ScaryDogmaticAliens The kett]] refer to all other species in this manner, always calling them "lower lifeforms" or "specimens". They view any non-kett as little better than animals.
23rd Jun '17 5:33:05 PM RoseAndHeather
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AsYouKnow, in the English language, pronouns are divided into "he" or "she" depending on the gender of the person you're talking about. Referring to someone as "it" is incredibly rude, as the pronoun is almost entirely used for inanimate objects or wild animals (often in the latter case even if the animal's sex is known, as it smacks of anthropomorphism). Calling someone "it" is therefore tantamount to denying he or she is a real person. (Well, much of the time. "Who is it?"/"It's George" is standard English, although technically "Who are you?"/"I'm George" would be more correct.)

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AsYouKnow, in the English language, pronouns are divided into "he" or "she" depending on the gender of the person you're talking about. Referring to someone as "it" is incredibly rude, as the pronoun is almost entirely used for inanimate objects or wild animals animals[[note]]but not pets, which do tend to be referred to with gender pronouns[[/note]] (often in the latter case even if the animal's sex is known, as it smacks of anthropomorphism). Calling someone "it" is therefore tantamount to denying he or she is a real person. (Well, much of the time. "Who is it?"/"It's George" is standard English, although technically "Who are you?"/"I'm George" would be more correct.)
4th Jun '17 11:53:18 AM thatother1dude
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'''Kid Flash:''' ...[[AvertedTrope It's not like I said "it".]]

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'''Kid Flash:''' ...[[AvertedTrope [[DefiedTrope It's not like I said "it".]]
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