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0000582Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Thoughts and Preferencespublic2010-04-05 23:452015-01-19 16:14
Toady One 
0000582: She likes to consume she.
I think it means 'elf', but it says 'she'. Since she is an elf, I guess I understand why it makes this mistake.
Generate a bunch of sapient-eating people and check their preferences. Some of them will like to eat 'she' or 'he'. It is always the same gender as the person him/herself.
preferences, Probable Quick Fix
has duplicate 0000745closed Footkerchief Dwarf prefers to consume "he" 
has duplicate 0001964closed Footkerchief Dwarf female prefers to consume she. 
Issue History
2010-04-05 23:45DreamThornNew Issue
2010-04-06 01:18derigoNote Added: 0001380
2010-04-07 15:54FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000745
2010-04-07 15:57GauHelldragonNote Added: 0001873
2010-04-07 16:08GauHelldragonTag Attached: preferences
2010-04-11 20:53RichardCoreyNote Added: 0002966
2010-05-02 16:01Logical2uRelationship addedrelated to 0001696
2010-05-02 16:01Logical2uRelationship deletedrelated to 0001696
2010-05-18 21:47FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001964
2010-06-17 12:22greycatNote Added: 0008606
2010-06-17 15:49ChickenLipsNote Added: 0008611
2010-07-19 03:46rmunnNote Added: 0010618
2010-07-19 06:20FootkerchiefNote Added: 0010627
2010-07-19 11:42CaliteNote Added: 0010662
2010-07-19 14:00rmunnNote Added: 0010681
2010-07-19 14:06FootkerchiefNote Added: 0010682
2010-08-01 21:51rmunnNote Added: 0011386
2010-09-02 19:31janglurNote Added: 0012365
2010-09-02 22:18VercingetorixNote Added: 0012368
2010-11-02 15:23ZanethdaIssue Monitored: Zanethda
2011-03-03 09:00FootkerchiefTag Attached: Probable Quick Fix
2012-03-29 04:43Toady OneNote Added: 0021857
2012-03-29 04:43Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-29 04:43Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-03-29 04:43Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2014-01-17 10:28Kirig StonebeardIssue Monitored: Kirig Stonebeard
2015-01-19 16:14lethosorFixed in Version => 0.34.01

2010-04-06 01:18   
2010-04-07 15:57   
I've seen dwarves exhibit the same behavior, and they don't eat other dwarves.
2010-04-11 20:53   
My mayor "prefers to consume she", and someone carved a statue of her surrounded by plump helmets. She has no other thoughts about plump helmets, so I'm thinking it could be the case that it refers to them.
2010-06-17 12:22   
Still occurs in 31.06 (Linux). My chief medical dwarf, female, has "When possible, she prefers to consume she."
2010-06-17 15:49   
Maybe the statue worker was trying to subtly suggest that she consume he?
2010-07-19 03:46   
Still occurs in 31.10 (Linux). One of my initial seven dwarves at embarkation had "She prefers to consume she" just now.
2010-07-19 06:20   
If anyone has a save that reproduces this problem in 31.10, it might be helpful to upload the save to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2010-07-19 11:42   
Maybe dwarves now have tastes specific to gender?
2010-07-19 14:00   
Okay, save can now be found at http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=2744 [^] -- look for the character "Igorina" Edëmgesis, Hauler.

Incidentally, Igorina "prefers to consume she and rock nuts", so whatever is causing this bug is probably a single food preference.
2010-07-19 14:06   
Hmm... it's probably just a string not getting properly initialized or something. Thanks for uploading!
2010-08-01 21:51   
Just got this again in 31.12, in one of my 7 initial dwarves during a first embark. If another save would be helpful besides the one I uploaded earlier, I can upload this one too.
2010-09-02 19:31   
Same issue, 31.12
2010-09-02 22:18   
I have a theory that for dwarves it has to do with the genders for vermin fish (i.e. how they're duplicated but not listed as specifically male/female); something is not quite right so instead of listing the fish the gender is listed. Especially since prepared fish is still classified this way when requesting it from the caravan, it seems likely.

No clue why this would only produce "she/she" and "he/he" preferences, so maybe this isn't the core issue.
Toady One   
2012-03-29 04:43   
As far as I can tell, this was fixed prior to 34.01. I might have encountered it independent, but it looks like it's impossible to reproduce the double pronoun now. Feel free to reopen if you get it in 34.01+.