One local tradie today has chosen the pronouns of oi/cunt, claiming anybody who rejects the tradesmxn’s gender identity is a bigot who should be cancelled and have their and their family’s life ruined on Twitter.
His fellow tradies have labelled the move as pointless attention-seeking.
“That’s what we call the cunt anyway,” said one colleague. “In fact, we use those pronouns for everybody who sets foot on the worksite, but since he’s officially trademarked oi/cunt with IP Australia, we have to start using other pronouns like dickhead, fuckwit, and flog. It all gets a bit confusing.”
Despite the current fad to help people appear like a good person without having to actually be a good person, the fluid nature of pronouns has been commonplace on worksites for years.
“If I bugger up a job or give a fair quote, my boss calls me a retard. But if I overcharge or share a nude of my misses, I’m a fuckin’ legend. We’ve always been very progressive around here.”
One trans tradie said she wishes everyone would just get on with the damn job.