A YORKSHIRE man who thinks anyone specifying pronouns is a ‘snowflake’ is seething after being thought to be from Lancashire.
Bill McKay, aged 52, ridiculed his daughter for adding her preferred pronouns to her email signature but was distraught after a man in a shop commented on his ‘Lancastrian twang’.
McKay said: “Being from Bradford is who I am. It’s who I’ve always been. How couldn’t he understand how hurtful it is for me to be denied my own identity?
“It’s not even that he was ignorant. He just didn’t want to make the effort to consider my feelings. I know it doesn’t affect him but a bit of respect for who I am would just be common decency.”
McKay’s daughter Helen tried to point out the parallels of their situations but was swiftly shot down and told she was talking out of her arse.
McKay added: “It’s completely different. That’s just lefty nonsense, whereas having a massive chip on my shoulder about which side of a county border I happened to be born on is incredibly important.”