Ambiguous Name (Alt names crowner as of 6/21/13): Somethings Different About You Now

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[up]Sounds like a friend who is not male or female but is a "new gender" or their own gender (such as queergender or something that is non-binary).
27 AnotherDuck21st May 2013 12:45:23 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Or someone who just got a sex change.
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28 RJSavoy21st May 2013 12:48:51 PM from Edinburgh , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
I would like to note that correctly the person has switched sex rather than gender, but "Old Friend New Sex" sounds like a different trope.

"My Sex-Changed Friend"?
29 Larkmarn21st May 2013 01:08:30 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Again, just sounds like a friend got a sex change.

And I think "gender" here is fine. A large part of the trope is that, generally, no one thought the person was transgendered. So in the eyes of everyone in the reunion, they have changed genders. Still supporting OFNG.
30 Rethkir21st May 2013 01:58:02 PM from the gap between dimensions
Considering the term "gender reassignment surgery", which is technically "sex reassignment surgery", I think we can use OFNG. I'd rather be technically incorrect than misleading. I still favor Old Friend, New Gender.
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31 StarSword21st May 2013 03:57:35 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
[tup] to Old Friend, New Gender, though we could just go for the technical correctness and use Old Friend New Sex (with, of course, an I Thought It Meant line in the description to the effect that this isn't a sex trope).
Same thing for Gender Bender, where it says in the description that gender is used to describe physical sex. And we want to avoid renaming titles to those that need to have an I Thought It Meant disclaimer on them.
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Really, the whole "gender !== sex" thing is a modern contrivance.


edited 21st May '13 6:17:23 PM by Stratadrake

34 Rethkir21st May 2013 09:18:27 PM from the gap between dimensions
[up] Exactly. To hell with being technical. Old Friend, New Gender all the way.
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Old Friend, New Gender seems to get the point across very well.
36 Xtifr22nd May 2013 01:38:58 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[up][up][up]Actually, it's the other way around. Gender and sex used to be wholly unrelated concepts. In fact, gender used to refer to language/linguistics. (Hence, the amusing-but-outdated saying, "words have gender; people have sex".)

The idea that gender and sex are basically synonyms is nearly younger than I am (and at least one of my dictionaries still lists it as informal). The idea that people can have gender distinct from their sex is slightly newer than that, but not by a lot, and it harks back to the original definition of gender. That said, all these definitions are in the dictionary, so calling any of them "wrong" is...silly.
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37 SeptimusHeap23rd May 2013 06:44:24 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Old Friend, New Gender works well for me.
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Bump for votes.
40 Rethkir14th Jun 2013 11:58:35 AM from the gap between dimensions
Can we call this? It's pretty clear that this needs a rename.
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41 SeptimusHeap14th Jun 2013 11:59:46 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
10 votes is little.
42 Madrugada21st Jun 2013 02:03:59 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Calling the crowner. Unanimous, with 16 votes for renaming and none opposed.

Start brainstorming new names, please.
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44 PancticeSquadCutterback21st Jun 2013 02:18:48 PM from Georgia (the one the devil went to, not Russia)
This is Rain. Isn't she pretty? :)
I agree with Old Friend, New Gender.
I'm not LGBT. I just think Rain's really cool.

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Butterfly Queen
Bump for votes.
Can't we call this now? The first place is at 14 to 1. The second place is in the red.
47 Willbyr30th Jun 2013 08:24:32 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
48 SeptimusHeap30th Jun 2013 08:59:18 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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Alternative Titles: Somethings Different About You Now
21st Jun '13 2:10:51 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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