It's amazing how easy it is to retrain yourself from saying "guys" to "folks" in situations where gender isn't relevant.
Anyone who says that they use "guys" to mean everyone should just try it. I promise it won't hurt.
@stelepami "hey everybody!" or "thanks everyone!" work fine too, if you think "folks" sounds corny or whatever!
@stelepami especially for us southerners, texans lol
@stelepami been using y'all as well.
@schrodingers_cat As a northern midwesterner I feel like I can't pull it off most of the time, but it's a nifty option for those who can!
It might be kind of a nuanced thing for non-native English speakers? I know some French but I have no idea how to speak it in a gender-inclusive manner.
@stelepami "gang" is an even easier replacement. "Hey gang. What's the gang up to today?"
I'm particularly fond of "y'all".
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