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Fata Morgana
2005-10-26 16:20
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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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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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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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