So nightwatcher not nightwatchman.

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  1. Mr Badger

    Mr Badger Well-Known Member

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    Acc. to the cricket commentator.
    Off we flippin well go again.
     
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    Doesn't seem much different to me. Either or.
     
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    These days you get arrested and thrown in jail if you say you're English, don't you.
     
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    Change it for you
     
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    We've just bought a new scoreboard for our cricket club. The previous one had "batsman" labels on it. We had a discussion about what to use on the new one, the options being "batsman", "batter" and "bat". We chose "bat" as it fitted better. We then waited for it to be manufactured and delivered.

    When we unpacked it, it correctly said "bat" as agreed. Then we noticed one of the other labels was "last man".......
     
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    mansfield_red Well-Known Member

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    BBC text uses nightwatchman. There's no issue using it in the context of a men's cricket match. Untwist your knickers.
     
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    The word "man" is now banned.
    About time too.
     
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    Mr Badger Well-Known Member

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    They're not twisted, just puzzled.
     
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    I can help unpuzzle you. Women have been allowed to do things for quite a long time now. Hope that helps
     
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    Nightguard.
    Sorted.
     
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    It's a man playing the role in the team so night watchman.
     
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    It's a man cooking my dinner at a restaurant so chefman?
     
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    Chef will do like it's always been.
     
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    TBH,I thought he was referring to the fact that they may need another Nightwatchman if Boden was out & the commentator referred to them as Nightwatchers, I could be wrong minst.
     
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    Commentary I was listening to definitely said nightwatchman.

    BBC text updates do too.

    But even if it didn’t, what offends you so much?
     
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    I really can't see what the fuss is about. There is no reason whatsoever that any term needs to be gender specific. Miners weren't Minermen - even though they all were men.
     
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    Why has "batsman" been changed to "batter" then in the men's game.

    Batter.jpg
     
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    Why can’t just leave things as they are, never been a problem in my eyes
     
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    I would say nightwatchman on habit if nothing else.
    I'll probably continue to say batsman too.

    Can't see the problem with having more inclusive terms though. Why would that offend anyone. Maybe in time it will become the norm to the point I instinctively use those instead.
    This isn't "PC gone mad" it's simply acknowledging the fact that not only men play cricket.
     
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    Some were children.
     
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