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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2015, 06:15:32 PM »
That is why I say folks.

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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2015, 06:22:41 PM »
I prefer "you people"

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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2015, 06:30:30 PM »
I prefer "you people"
That is why I say folks.

I'm gonna go with "folks."

I feel that if I say "you people," it sounds like I'm making assumptions about you, like I know you better than I do. It's just a tone thing. That's what it sounds like to me.
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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2015, 07:41:48 PM »
To me "you people" sounds divisive and accusatory. But I guess in context if one is in a supervisory role then it may be appropriate. Then again I'm a poor manager of people... ;)
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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2015, 07:57:30 PM »
6 of the 10 people I manage are women and I have just become accustomed to using gender neutral salutations etc. Also, where I work tries to be welcoming to everyone, including transgender people, so I am also learning to not use gender specific pronouns with people I just meet.
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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2015, 02:22:10 PM »
I'm a fan of All y'all. or folks.
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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2015, 08:18:48 PM »
Frank, you may just be the longest all-grain holdout that I have ever met.  ;D   

I understand where you are coming from with respect to the BJCP.  What makes being a BJCP judge worth it is the community. You will not find a more dedicated and supportive group of people in the greater home brewing community. 

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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2015, 08:28:04 PM »
I prefer "you people"
I see what you did there!

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Re: Frankenbrew
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2015, 11:32:34 PM »
Frank, you may just be the longest all-grain holdout that I have ever met.  ;D   

I understand where you are coming from with respect to the BJCP.  What makes being a BJCP judge worth it is the community. You will not find a more dedicated and supportive group of people in the greater home brewing community.

Yes, for the first fifteen years, it was just Charlie P and I. I didn't know anybody else who brewed until I joined the brew club. Once I got with other brewers, I took off.

It's true what you say about the BJCP community. Though I don't usually judge (though I have judged, once) I do steward every year for my brew club's open comp. And I have to say that the judges are the nicest folks (see what I did there, Amanda) that one would ever meet anywhere. Like the folks on this forum, they are open and willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Being an English teacher, I am trained to be so critical of everything that I read and hear, I've decided to approach beer and brewing from a perspective of enjoyment first and criticism second. My nature is too be critical, but beer is the thing that I do to relax and enjoy. I wholeheartedly respect those that sort of "guard the gate" and keep us brewers on out toes and striving to do our best, BJCP judges.
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