Life Protip: avoid needlessly gendered language when teaching by referring to all of your students as "people of Earth", for example: "Welcome to lecture, people of Earth"
we will totally do that next time we have to speak in public, thank you! :3
@hafnia I don't like the group noun "people", I prefer "program" for myself.
@mdhughes I actually had a student sass me about that, so for one class I modified it to "hello and welcome to the lecture, sentient beings"
@hafnia Closer. Sentient is just having senses, so sure? But sapient is probably the best word.
@mdhughes I'll keep that in mind should I ever be fortunate enough to find myself teaching again :)
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