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Borsuk said :-
We all know Ren is geographically challenged.
22/01/2018 22:57:17 UTC
Henrik said :-
Copenhagen is like 20 miles more south than Glasgow, according to google maps

Nice snow-MAN there Ren, no political corectness please, I'm Danish :-)

Maybe you are referring to this thing going on in sweeden, "he" and "she" no longer being ok to say, but a new word "hen", with no sex, to substitude them both, or maybe you got the same craziness going on in UK ? (hope not)

23/01/2018 00:53:54 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Geographically challenged! I Like that Borsuk.

There is a "thing" at the moment along the lines of not forcing people into rigid gender stereotypes, so yes it does rather sound like Sweden. It's hard for me to be on one side or the other. I don't care if boys want to wear skirts and make-up so long as they're not smashing windows and stealing motorcycles. Live and let live. But then I don't like worrying about accidentally calling him "him" when he want's to be "her".

23/01/2018 11:52:19 UTC
Sharon said :-

We could not use Hen as over here Hen as always been used to denote female. When brides to be got out before being married it is called a hen night, the men have a stag night.

However we now have a term called Non-Binary. Which means as far as I can tell that you do not identity with being either male or female. I was filling in a form the other day and it was a option on the gender section.
26/01/2018 00:05:32 UTC
Henrik said :-

More like that what goes on in Sweden, yes , "UK-hen" is not like "SE-hen" :)

Identety, as found in the spoken language, some in SE, especially feminists I guess, whants to neutralise, as seemingly it offends them that speaking about a person is bound to gender

So in addition to "He" and "She" they now invented a third neutral form "hen"

It's ongoing in several levels, f.eks. in church, some is suddenly being offended that god is a man, so in the different confessions being used for services, now there is added a new versions, with god being without gender.

To avoid to much noise, priests can still choose own preferred version :-)

I guess most woman in DK would be offended to be called a "hen" ,.. haha

Obviously not all sweedes appreciate the "hen"-thing, but the debate is much driven by a political correct elite, that controll the media, so it seems
27/01/2018 01:14:59 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
For the life of me I can't see why people (usually tending towards the rightward end of politics) get so excited about this sort of thing.

Why on earth should individuals not be allowed to decide for themselves how they want to be addressed? Does it threaten others' masculinity? It only seems to me to be common (well maybe not so common) courtesy to go along with their preferences. But maybe Henrik thinks I'm part of some "elite" controlling media.......
27/01/2018 10:16:10 UTC
Henrik said :-
Well each one teach one, I was not trying to start a political debate,..

In fact I am not even member of any movement, parti, or group,..

What troubles me most is when people stats to teach ME what words to use

That is what comes next in these cases
27/01/2018 12:48:20 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
"The personal is the political" - as we used to say.

I'm sure there are words you wouldn't dream of using to address some people.

Language is very powerful and has been used for millennia to disempower some people. Just think of American slave owners using the term "boy" to refer to fully grown male black slaves.

Anyway enough of this.
27/01/2018 16:14:14 UTC
Henrik said :-
Guess I can agree with all of that Ian

Yes enough, very interesting stuff, but better F2F over a beer :-)

(or a fora dedicated these things needed be)

Most of all I was simply a little curious about how the situation was in UK
27/01/2018 16:44:18 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
"Yes enough, very interesting stuff, but better F2F over a beer :-)"

Agreed, it's easy to give (and receive) the wrong impression on forums etc.....
31/01/2018 10:28:58 UTC
Borsuk said :-
So when is the BAT rideout to Copenhagen so we can all shoot the shit over a beer or 2 with Henrik?
31/01/2018 12:34:37 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
It'd be like herding flies trying to organise you bunch of reprobates to be in the same place at the same time in the same country!

Still....hmmmm....good idea.
31/01/2018 12:42:04 UTC
Henrik said :-
Definately !!!

If it ever happens we will solve all world-crisis over some beers :-)

Yes guess we are like flyes, I'm in Sweden also much of the time, and a bit in Norway sometimes, but lets keep the option open,.. ...
31/01/2018 21:47:07 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
A few of those images remind me of Amsterdam. It looks like you had excellent weather.

How far from Copenhagen is your house in Denmark?
01/02/2018 10:28:21 UTC
Henrik said :-
In Copenhagen we live in a relatively little two-room flat, but close to city-center, like 10 min on bike, 20 min on by-cycle, etc,

In sweden our house is in the forrest, 45 min drive north from Växjö, here is obviously the better possibility to have guests, both in the house, and tent in the garden

Anyway I can guide in Copenhagen at least, and perhaps make some food in case anyone drops by
01/02/2018 11:36:23 UTC
Henrik said :-
Try to make it to Norway again this year, perhaps week 31-32-33, but it will be up in the hills on our feets :-) shooting bird-fotos around Ålesund, and go places like "Trolltunga" perhaps, a little more south. ...
01/02/2018 12:36:47 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
It'a hard life Henrik. It must be awful having to visit all these beautiful places and enjoy yourself. Life here in Blighty is much more exciting. My excitement reached peak levels when I came across this fabulous piece of parking where I work the other day...

Bad parking
02/02/2018 09:48:50 UTC
Henrik said :-
Parking that way shows me that person most likely give a damm in other people.

Yes life is hard, for the seek of completeness I just shot this photo showing what I have been doing daily the last 15 years, to afford my few weeks in the mountains each year

The grass is not greener here :-)

02/02/2018 11:06:45 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
What is it you are doing there Henrik?
02/02/2018 11:26:52 UTC
Henrik said :-
Dont know the names on the tools, but I am washing floors in buildings in Copenhagen most of the time, stairs up to 5th floor most of it, not exactly "stairway to heaven", an not quick done in age 52, but a lot of freedom over my time, to come and go as it pleace me, as long as things get done, being at a office would break me down :-) (educated in electronics 25 years ago)
02/02/2018 11:54:06 UTC
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