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Fata Morgana
2005-10-26 16:20
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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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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