Now serving language grievance number 731!
“Once you start addressing the third gender, it’s not long until you’re required to address a fourth or fifth and, for me as a lawyer, this gets too complex linguistically.”
Too complex linguistically? It’s too complex mentally already. Leave the German language alone. Please.
Germany debates how to form gender-neutral words out of its gendered language – How do you pronounce a word with an asterisk or a colon in the middle?
“Legal texts are not there to serve such grievances. There are more important issues in this world.”