I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte (colubra) wrote,
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte
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language musings

This is solely about the what of the word: not the why or the who.

Lately, I've been encountering the term 'cisgendered' a lot. Once I knew what it meant, it pleased me: far better to have a word that puts non-trans folk as an equally valid alternative to trans folk than to fall into the logical pitfalls inherent in referring to non-trans folk as 'normal' or 'not different.
So- I like the word: I'm just trying to suss the roots on the prefix 'cis-'. Your thoughts, lazyweb?
In other news, internet's down in the office or I'd look this up myself.
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