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Offline smokester

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Re: Some thing to ponder
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2013, 02:39:36 PM »
It was quite common in the U.S. for people to address adult women, even elderly ones, as "girls" until recently.  I remember people wearing teeshirts that said "Don't call me girl" in reaction to this juvenilization of women.  The same verbal tactic was used against other populations, like African American men who were referred to as "boy" by whites as a means of subjugation.

What's funny about this is that now young women call themselves girls as if they are oblivious to this earlier struggle to get the term "woman" established when referring to adult females.  It's clearly a generational thing.

I call my male friends from London "my boys", which I think is akin to the American term "homeboys".
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Re: Some thing to ponder
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2013, 08:36:31 AM »
Here in the survivalist compound I run, we go by Morlocks and Eloi.
Estragon: I can't go on like this.
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