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Did You Know: Than and then, along with anything that starts with th, are not gender pronouns, and never will be.

Than and then are two words frequently confused by morons, and the mistake can render posts and comments totally nonsensical. Sometimes, this can give rise to entertaining trolling of the idiot who has made the mistake, because they will be oblivious to the difference between what they meant to say and what they actually said. Sometimes, but not often. So make the most of it.

"He would prefer to eat breakfast than be raped to death."


—(He would prefer eating breakfast to being raped to death.)

"He would prefer to eat breakfast then be raped to death."


—(He would prefer to eat breakfast, followed by him being raped to death.)

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