Berkeley Bans Word ‘Manhole,’ Will Now Be Called ‘Maintenance Holes’

  
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Berkeley Bans Word ‘Manhole,’ Will Now Be Called ‘Maintenance Holes’

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Via SF Gate:


At a Tuesday night city council meeting, Berkeley became the first city in America to ban the use of natural gas piping in new construction. But that was not the only utility-related issue they saw fit to attend to. No, there was another matter on deck: Eliminating the gendered connotations of words like “manhole” in the city municipal code.

No longer will the streets of fair Berkeley be dotted with manholes, nary a womanhole or nonbinaryhole in sight. With Tuesday night’s vote, they have all been transmuted into “maintenance holes,” that highest, hardest glass manhole-cover finally shattered.

The item, originally on the council agenda for March 12, was sponsored by councilmembers Rigel Robinson, Cheryl Davila, Ben Bartlett and Lori Droste, reports Berkeleyside. The ordinance eliminates all gendered pronouns from the city code, replacing “she” and “he” with “they.”

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    one month ago

There goes all the fun euphemisms.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    one month ago
There goes all the fun euphemisms.

Is that what street walkers will now be required to ask?  

"Do you want a date with my maintenance hole?"

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2  Ed-NavDoc    one month ago

What a bunch of unmitigated horse manure! But what else could be expected from the bastion of progressive leftist liberal insanity that is Berkley?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2    one month ago
What a bunch of unmitigated horse manure! But what else could be expected from the bastion of progressive leftist liberal insanity that is Berkley?

I had heard that they also banned the use of the terms brother and sister and they will be replaced with the generic 'sibling'.

The other marvelous thing they did was ban natural gas to all new homes.  Now everything has to be all electric.  Forget that economical gas stuff.  Berkley can afford the ever increasing cost of electricity.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2    one month ago

Manhattan is to be renamed Personhattan.  The word "manufacture" from now on is "humanfacture". "Manitoulan Island" must now be called "Inclusivetoulan Island".  I could go on all day with this ignorant idiocy.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
2.2.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2    one month ago

LOL, well there was one name change I agreed with.

Back when I returned to the world in the later 70s, when you came down route 90 passing by Ocean Pines on your way to Ocean City Maryland at the time you crossed a bridge across a "bay" called Assawoman bay. True story. There I am driving some pretty girl in my F250 they see that sign and instantly "WTF is this?" pops up.

They eventually changed the name of that bay. Thank goodness.

Kathleen may remember this...?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @2.2.1    one month ago

Well, that name could be considered insulting so IMO nothing wrong with changing it.  My examples were based on overzealous gender identification madness - an example of the idiocy that is starting to move from sublime to ridiculous.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
2.2.3  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2.2    one month ago
My examples were based on overzealous gender identification madness - an example of the idiocy that is starting to move from sublime to ridiculous.

I understand and I agree.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  JohnRussell    one month ago

All you butt hurt "conservatives". Dont be afraid, it will be over one day. People will say 'maintenance hole' and even you wont bat an eye. 

There is nothing 'wrong' with gender neutral language. You just can't imagine it. 

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago
All you butt hurt "conservatives". Dont be afraid, it will be over one day. People will say 'maintenance hole' and even you wont bat an eye. 

Here's a clue JR...   They're a day late and a dollar short.  They've been known as maintenance holes to any and all that need to access them as maintenance holes.  

The actual issue is that they WASTE their time with petty bullshit like this, while their city essentially disintegrates around them.  But now the people know the priorities of their elected officials a little better.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1    one month ago
Here's a clue JR...   They're a day late and a dollar short.  They've been known as maintenance holes to any and all that need to access them as maintenance holes. 

So there's no actual issue with the change and the right wingers are being petty and silly.  Good to know. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.1.2  Sunshine  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.1    one month ago

Calling your brother or sister a sibling is very cold. 

What should we call our mothers and fathers?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.1.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.1    one month ago

Right wingers did not change the name so snowflake liberals would not be offended....jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.1.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.2    one month ago

Female or Male parental units?jrSmiley_87_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.2    one month ago

Calling your brother or sister a sibling is very cold.  What should we call our mothers and fathers?

You want us to be affectionate to manholes? I don't see your point. Probably because you dont have one. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.1.6  Sunshine  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.5    one month ago
2.1 XDm9mm replied to Ed-NavDoc @2 46 minutes ago I had heard that they also banned the use of the terms brother and sister and they will be replaced with the generic 'sibling'.

I guess you don't read all the comments.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.6    one month ago

Oh. OK. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3.1.8  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1    one month ago

John is upset, the article doesn't mention Trump.

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.1.9  It Is ME  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.2    one month ago

The "New" Berkley !

Good Morning "Parental Units" !

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3.1.10  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.5    one month ago

How do you refer to your manhole?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.2    one month ago
"What should we call our mothers and fathers?"

Parents  (gender neutral)

Kids should be disallowed from using the words "mom" and "dad", and required to call elder generations "grandpersons".

When seeking the attenion of a parent, it will be acceptable to say: "Hey you!"

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.1.12  Sunshine  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1.11    one month ago

Should we call our daughters and sons offsprings?

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.1.13  Sunshine  replied to  It Is ME @3.1.9    one month ago
Good Morning "Parental Units" !

Perhaps the city council is from France. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
GregTx
3.1.14  GregTx  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3.1.10    one month ago

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.1.15  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.12    one month ago

I used to do that when they were teenagers and I would get mad at them. I would jokingly tell my late wife, "Tell our offspring they are in the doghouse!". She would smack me in the arm and say just go take care of it. Yes dear.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.16  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.2    one month ago

That’s just as bad as calling your parents.. “My old man and old lady”.

Even worse by their first names.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.17  Kathleen  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.1.4    one month ago

Ewwwww

 
 
 
WallyW
3.2  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago

Since we can't refer to Bruce Jenner as 'she' anymore. is 'it' acceptable?

 
 
 
bugsy
3.2.1  bugsy  replied to  WallyW @3.2    one month ago
is 'it' acceptable?

Well, "it" is a pronoun, and since libs think they can identify as any pronoun they want, I guess we can refer to them as any pronoun we want.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
3.3  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago
There is nothing 'wrong' with gender neutral language.

This means that you condone government and academia controlling language. How 1984 of you!

 
 
 
loki12
4  loki12    one month ago

Now that Berkeley has tackled the important issues facing the city, maybe they can address the homeless problem, or the fact that the 9th ruled the DOJ can stop giving them grant money.

 
 
 
Tacos!
5  Tacos!    one month ago

Maybe we can get a bunch of women out there to lift those covers and go work in the spaces underneath. What, no volunteers?

Considering that over the many years we have had these things, it's almost always 100% men working with them, it doesn't seem unreasonable that we have been calling them manholes.

 
 
 
Sunshine
6  Sunshine    one month ago

Berkeley has become a bunch of man-iacs....haha.

 
 
 
The Old Breed Marine
7  The Old Breed Marine    one month ago

Nope, this doesn't go far enough...

They should have renamed them "woman-holes"!

 
 
 
loki12
7.1  loki12  replied to  The Old Breed Marine @7    one month ago

Transholes? That way it can be a surprise when you open it.

 
 
 
WallyW
7.1.1  WallyW  replied to  loki12 @7.1    one month ago

jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
charger 383
8  charger 383    one month ago

wait until they get to pipe threads

 
 
 
WallyW
8.1  WallyW  replied to  charger 383 @8    one month ago

How about pipe 'nipples'

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
9  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago

I'll play "that guy" for this one. 

How about we start calling them "Maintenance Holes" when we see more WOMEN going down them to perform maintenance?

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
9.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @9    one month ago

4.5% of women prefer to do maintenance on a hole over a man in the United States.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
9.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @9    one month ago

 I don’t see any women doing landscape maintenance and I don’t  see any women doing construction I don’t see any women doing anything of a really physical nature. I’m sure that’s why they call that sort of labor manpower. 

“One small step for ? One giant leap for ___kind”

 
 
 
The Old Breed Marine
10  The Old Breed Marine    one month ago

Is it too late to suggest the name "glory hole"?

Asking for a friend...

 
 
 
Goodtime Charlie
10.1  Goodtime Charlie  replied to  The Old Breed Marine @10    one month ago
Is it too late to suggest the name "glory hole"?

San Frangayso would go for that.

 
 
 
Krishna
11  Krishna    one month ago

The person that delivers your mail will now be called a "personperson". 

Bbecause "mail" is obviously sexist, as is "man").

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @11    one month ago

No more "Ladies and Gentlemen" to be said at speeches - just "Hey you guys, listen up."

What will they call manna from heaven?  That'll be the day China will rename its predominant language to "Persondarin"?  I'm sure they can't stop laughing at Americans.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
12  Jasper2529    one month ago

No matter how hard the moonbats try, they'll find that it's impossible for a singular pronoun (identity) to miraculously morph into a plural pronoun (identity).

Since they're hellbent on removing male references to everything, I'd like to know what their alternatives are to replace Manhattan, mantle, Manchester, manicure, manatee, Manila, management, Mandarin, mantilla, manure, and mannequin.

These people are as loony and myopic as the plastic straw loons are.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
13  Nerm_L    one month ago

Just more pie hole politics.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
13.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Nerm_L @13    one month ago

Well this seems to be at the forefront of the commie/socialist agenda these days. These tards do everything but address actual problems.

 
 
 
TTGA
13.1.1  TTGA  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @13.1    one month ago
These tards do everything but address actual problems.

They aren't there to fix problems.  They are there to destroy a society and a nation.  They are doing so by following the rule book laid out by Comrade Chairman Stalin back in the 1930's. 

To destroy a nation (society), you must first destroy all of its icons, all of its traditions and all of its history.  Then you must demoralize its citizens into believing that they can have no hope and that their nation cannot protect them from your actions.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
13.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  TTGA @13.1.1    one month ago
They aren't there to fix problems.  They are there to destroy a society and a nation.  They are doing so by following the rule book laid out by Comrade Chairman Stalin back in the 1930's.  To destroy a nation (society), you must first destroy all of its icons, all of its traditions and all of its history.  Then you must demoralize its citizens into believing that they can have no hope and that their nation cannot protect them from your actions.

I think you are reading quite a bit (to put it mildly) into changing the name of manhole. 

There was a time when the reactionaries thought giving women the vote would cause the end of civilization. 

Before long everyone will be used to the new terminology and everyone will wonder what the fuss was about. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
14  Texan1211    one month ago

THIS is the typical kind of crap that matters to moonbats.

Sad.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
14.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Texan1211 @14    one month ago

It is, most of them are unfit to live unassisted and ride a bicycle.

 
 
 
Sunshine
14.2  Sunshine  replied to  Texan1211 @14    one month ago
THIS is the typical kind of crap

Yep, they are full of manure. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
14.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @14    one month ago

I dont see any evidence at the city council meeting that this was considered a big deal. It was probably very routine. 

On NT and other right wing gathering places it is a big deal.   Big deal. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
14.3.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @14.3    one month ago

Routine?

WTF is routine about such a freaking ASININE proposal?

 
 
 
MUVA
15  MUVA    one month ago

Manhole is the name of a bar it is right next to the tool box I've been told.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
16  Jasper2529    one month ago

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” 
― George Orwell, 1984

“It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” 
― George Orwell, 1984

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
17  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    one month ago

They should probably rename that movie, "Broke back manhole".

It's gender exclusionary.

 
 
 
Texan1211
17.1  Texan1211  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @17    one month ago

Has Berkeley banned grocery stores from selling "Manwich" yet?

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
17.1.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Texan1211 @17.1    one month ago

No but they have tampon dispensers in the men's room now. Men menstruate too just ask Julian Castro.

 
 
 
GregTx
17.1.2  GregTx  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @17.1.1    one month ago

512

 
 
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