How do you address a mixed-gender group of people? Most of the country says "you guys," but many wouldn't consider that to be gender-neutral.
Well, comedian and writer Ellory Smith — along with the help of Twitter — may have come up with the perfect solution. Smith sent out a simple request this week: share your favorite gender-neutral greeting.
While Smith's suggestion of "What's up rat bastards" is incredible on its own, the other recommendations in the thread are equally amazing. For example, you can walk into any room like Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock:
You can establish dominance by calling everyone a coward:
I'm always a fan of a good rhyme:
You can get a little lofty with it:
Or you can straight-up sound like an alien:
Remember, gender-neutral pronouns are good and useful!
This one could be dicey, make sure Steve Rogers isn't anywhere nearby:
You can pick out all the Game of Thrones nerds in the room right off the bat:
You can throw it back to like, 1999:
Or you can be real condescending:
Everyone loves a good Spongebob reference:
Personal note, I would love to start every day being greeted as a "glitterkitten":
These two only work if you're greeting every person individually, but they will feel very important:
Never underestimate the power of communism:
And there's always the disheveled Leslie Knope option:
But no matter what you choose for a greeting, you MUST say this when you leave:
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