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6 3, 9:26pm
No worries, I'm not half as blunt as it probably came-across.
As for the words man and men (human/mankind) in the English language they share the same origin as in Dutch and German: mens and menzen / mensch and menschen (mensheid / menschheit), proto germanic: MANNAZ (ᛗᚨᚾᚾᚨᛉ). Though the irony with English is that it became oversimplified and that man and man or men and men are indistinguishable from eachother. The biological male identity in Dutch, man, is however distinguishable from mens same goes for German, Danish, Zwedish and so on, and in plural (Eng.) men (NL.) mannen (Ger.) Männer.
Sorry but I cant help it that England screwed up his once beautiful language.
Proposition to England and/or the kids, just spell man (mankind) as mensh (menshkind). (in my native Tweants: mensk (menskhejd) and man - männ).