One might have assumed I was being overly generous with the success of the Cheerleadra decoy, but I had my sights on other consequences.
It is my experiene that, if you gather enough people together, you will inevitably find people who disagree on what words should be used. That said, it seems to me that it is much more common to say "trans" than "transgender" these days, so I feel I should point out that I have my reasons for going with "transgender" in this context.
I don't know if anyone will actually be bothered by this choice at my time of writing this, but experience tells me I should make note of this.
And, no, Elliot is not any more knowledgeable than Tedd was on this subject in spite of many, many reasons one might assume he would be. Were you to quiz him on relevant accepted terms to use and their meaning, I guarantee you he would fail. Or maybe no better than a C? Many of these terms do tend to imply their own meaning to some degree.