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Re: (kudra) We see what we want to see, I suppose was Re: Omigawd!by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
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'Abigail' is a fictional female personna created by a male programmer. 'Abigail' does not exist. I was not rude to 'Abigail.'
Some years ago there was a song called "A Boy Named Sue." Now "Sue" did not actually exist. No rational person would say that "you were rude to Sue by calling her a man."
If 'Abigail' walked into my office it might be rude to tell 'her' that she is a man. However, this whole conversation has become Kafkaesque.
(Kafka by the way was not actually a slug even though he wrote a story claiming to be one. I was not rude to the slug in Kafka's story by calling him a man.)
I too sometimes confuse the online world with the real one, but get this. There is no such person as 'Abigail' and one cannot be rude to a fictional character.
"Homer Simpson, you are not a man, you are a cartoon."Let's get real.