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16th Sep '16 7:14:55 PM Elfkaiser
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* Being a [[MushroomMan sentient fungus]], Miko from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' has no biological sex. As a result of this, other characters tend to have trouble on what pronouns they should use to refer Miko as, whether to refer Miko as a "he", a "she", or an "it". Miko personally uses plural pronouns such as "our" and "we" though due to having a HiveMind and all. Battleborn Tap the mobile phone game however confuses the matter as it uses female pronouns when referring to Miko.
15th Sep '16 7:00:50 PM PaulA
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* In ''EnderInExile'', Graff does a pretty good job of tiptoeing around pronouns when talking about Demosthenes, but naturally, Ender sees through it anyway.

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* In ''EnderInExile'', ''Literature/EnderInExile'', Graff does a pretty good job of tiptoeing around pronouns when talking about Demosthenes, but naturally, Ender sees through it anyway.
31st Aug '16 10:33:20 AM CrystalGlacia
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* The WebVideo/HydraulicPressChannel is based out of Finland and hosted by native speakers of Finnish, which has no grammatical gender of any kind- there's no 'he'/'his' or 'she'/'hers' equivalent, only 'it' or singular 'they'. Lauri's spoken English is not quite as good as his wife's, so he sometimes forgets which English pronouns apply to which gender. Once, he accidentally referred to his wife as a 'he', resulting in lots of confused comments on the video.
5th Aug '16 2:04:03 AM PaulA
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* "[[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Translation notes]]" in some of the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels indicate that the language the characters are speaking has more commonly-used gender-neutral pronouns. In the Paarfi books in particular, this is generally translated as "he" to match the AntiquatedLinguistics of the rest of the text.

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* "[[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Translation notes]]" in some of the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels indicate that the language the characters are speaking has more commonly-used gender-neutral pronouns. In the Paarfi books Literature/KhaavrenRomances in particular, this is generally translated as "he" to match the AntiquatedLinguistics of the rest of the text.
11th Jul '16 10:32:05 PM MrUnderhill
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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': As one of the choices of gender is "An individual of mysterious and indistinct gender", you will naturally stumble into this when speaking with almost anyone, who will call you "Ah, sir- er, ma- er, yes," rather than Ma'am or Sir. Or in the case of a particularly belligerent soldier, being referred to as a "...whatever it is you are!".

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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': ''Videogame/FallenLondon''
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As one of the choices of gender is "An individual of mysterious and indistinct gender", you will naturally stumble into this when speaking with almost anyone, who will call you "Ah, sir- er, ma- er, yes," rather than Ma'am or Sir. Or in the case of a particularly belligerent soldier, being referred to as a "...whatever it is you are!".
11th Jul '16 10:31:22 PM MrUnderhill
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** Eventually the devs got around it by just ''asking'' the player what they want to be called in-universe. Now you can pick masculine, feminine, or gender-neutral titles regardless of your character's actual gender.
30th Jun '16 5:34:08 PM NWolfman
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* In one ''Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl'' [[http://themanicpixienightmaregirl.tumblr.com/post/144109850062/return-of-the-trans-ally comic]], Jess runs into an old friend who starts gushing about her brother transitioning, but continues to refer to her by male pronouns. Jess tells the friend to stop misgendering her now-sister, only for the friend to unleash a HurricaneOfExcuses as to why she does, making Jess even more annoyed by the [[NeverMyFault lack of empathy]].
30th Jun '16 5:21:27 PM NWolfman
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-->'''Friend:''' Well. *drinks* Another one bites the dust.

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-->'''Friend:''' Well. *drinks* [[CategoryTraitor Another one bites the dust.dust]].
16th May '16 11:15:12 AM mcgrew
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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Marshall got himself into this because he didn't want to reveal to Lily than Marshalls co-worker Jenkins is a woman, and not a man, as Lily assumed. As he puts it himself, he just had to avoid pronouns (que flashback in which Marshall tels Lily about how a superior chose people for a job: "him, him, her, him, him, {{Beat}}... Jenkins")

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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Marshall got himself into this because he didn't want to reveal to Lily than Marshalls that his co-worker Jenkins is was a woman, and not a man, as Lily assumed. As he puts it himself, he just had to avoid pronouns (que (queue flashback in which Marshall tels tells Lily about how a superior chose people for a job: "him, him, her, him, him, {{Beat}}... Jenkins")
25th Apr '16 1:03:24 AM Divra
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry Dresden finds himself facing this problem when trying to talk about [[strike:the skinwalker]] Shagnasty in ''Turn Coat''. Leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when he accidentally describes this trope as "gender issues" in front of [[LoveableSexManiac Bob the]] [[DeadpanSnarker Skull]].

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry Dresden finds himself facing this problem when trying to talk about [[strike:the skinwalker]] the skinwalker Shagnasty in ''Turn Coat''. It turns out there are few ways to adequately gender a sexless demigod of suffering. Leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when he accidentally describes this trope as "gender issues" in front of [[LoveableSexManiac Bob the]] [[DeadpanSnarker Skull]].Skull]].
** There is also Capiocorpus, the Corpsetaker. Corpsetaker was probably human at one point, but has existed solely as a body-stealing mind for so long it's unclear what its original gender was, or if it's applicable at this point.
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