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

[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 Another Duck, Tue, 21st May '13 12:45:23 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Or someone who just got a sex change.
Check out my fanfiction!
 28 RJ Savoy, Tue, 21st May '13 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 Larkmarn, Tue, 21st May '13 1:08:30 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 Rethkir, Tue, 21st May '13 1:58:02 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
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.

 31 StarSword, Tue, 21st May '13 3:57:35 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
[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.

Dragon Writer
Really, the whole "gender !== sex" thing is a modern contrivance.


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

 34 Rethkir, Tue, 21st May '13 9:18:27 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
[up] Exactly. To hell with being technical. Old Friend, New Gender all the way.

Old Friend, New Gender seems to get the point across very well.

World's Toughest Milkman
[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.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 37 Septimus Heap, Thu, 23rd May '13 6:44:24 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Old Friend, New Gender works well for me.

 38 Macron Notes, Tue, 11th Jun '13 8:41:35 AM from Wilkes Barre Relationship Status: Mu
Formerly known as Oreochan
Bump for votes.

 39 lu 127, Fri, 14th Jun '13 11:11:56 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
人を呪わば 穴二つ
 40 Rethkir, Fri, 14th Jun '13 11:58:35 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Can we call this? It's pretty clear that this needs a rename.

 41 Septimus Heap, Fri, 14th Jun '13 11:59:46 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
10 votes is little.

 42 Madrugada, Fri, 21st Jun '13 2:03:59 PM Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
Calling the crowner. Unanimous, with 16 votes for renaming and none opposed.

Start brainstorming new names, please.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 43 Macron Notes, Fri, 21st Jun '13 2:13:38 PM from Wilkes Barre Relationship Status: Mu
Formerly known as Oreochan
Alternate Names crowner here

 44 Panctice Squad Cutterback, Fri, 21st Jun '13 2:18:48 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.

Apologies if my humor gets too painful.
 45 Macron Notes, Wed, 26th Jun '13 1:25:57 PM from Wilkes Barre Relationship Status: Mu
Formerly known as Oreochan
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 Willbyr, Sun, 30th Jun '13 8:24:32 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Calling for Old Friend, New Gender.
 48 Septimus Heap, Sun, 30th Jun '13 8:59:18 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Wicks, page move and tagging done save for a wick on the to-be-cut laconic.

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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 name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
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