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Fata Morgana
2005-10-26 16:20
virago
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feminism, language
Word of the day (inspired by threadwalker), as seen on iGoogle:
virago: an ill-tempered, overbearing woman; also, a woman of great strength and courage.
How's that for a juxtaposition! Tells you a lot about our culture, actually ...
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threadwalker
threadwalker
2005-10-26 23:27 (UTC)
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it most certainly does. Next ime you're at my house (or first time, since it's the new house) you'll have to check out "the Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets"
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shallwedance_
shallwedance_
2005-10-26 23:48 (UTC)
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Completely unrelated, but it reminded me of a quote.

"Where is Fedora,
  The wild virago?
It's lucky I missed her
Gangster sister
  From Chicago."
  - "Where is the Life that Late I Led?," Kiss Me Kate
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Ping
zestyping
2005-10-26 23:51 (UTC)
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I think it might, if anyone ever used the word. But i've never heard of it. Words like "sissy" and "pussy" are a stronger indication.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2005-10-27 00:04 (UTC)
"throws like a girl"
True - today is the first time I ever heard it. :~)
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Gaia
temperategoddss
2005-10-27 00:04 (UTC)
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Hehe

You're such a virago, you ill-tempered, overbearing woman of great strength and courage!

Bloody hell the juxtaposition! Yes, it does say a lot about our culture. Us viragos are cool AND annoying!
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catachthonian
catachthonian
2005-10-27 03:42 (UTC)
Another word that belongs in this discussion.
Sometimes, excessive intimacy with a virago can lead to the sin of uxoriousness.


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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2005-10-27 05:33 (UTC)
Re: Another word that belongs in this discussion.
Haha! But James Thurber didn't think that was a sin ...
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