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Me encanta. Love it. Although unfortunately the TRAS have managed to force gender neutrality, I see many people using x, i, or @ instead of the a/o. "Lxs chicxs" or "L@s chic@s" is often seen as an alternative to gendered language.

The “x” in Spanish words is some white ass bullshit. It’s literally modern day colonialism fucking “white man’s burden” teaching us poor savages how to treat the ~~~GeNdEr QuEeR~~~ 🥺

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the rules of Spanish pronunciation make shit like "Latinx" difficult/impossible to pronounce for native speakers?

You are definitely not wrong. Also, when people pronounce it, they pronounce it the English way: "Latin - Ex." Not "Latin - Equis." To me, that's the clear sign that it was invented by English-speaking people.

I’m not a native speaker I do feel the need to throw that disclaimer, but yeah the way that word is set up does not work in Spanish.

And the most ridiculous bit of it all is there are gender neutral forms. “Latine” is a word gaining a decent bit of traction and that actually flows in the Spanish language. There’s also always just “Latin”. But no they have to say “Latinx”. That is an active choice they say to stand out and look special it’s in the same league as “folx>folks” it’s literally just virtue signaling bs

They say they use X because X was used in the pre Spanish languages and they’re undoing colonisation or some such nonsense

It also ties in with the wokes current hatred of the British but you know these were the same people who reposted gif sets of doctor who and Sherlock on tumblr and wet themselves over British accents only a few years ago

Yes, X was used in the pre-Spanish languages... as a first letter. Off the top of my head I can't remember seeing it used all that often as a final letter.