[LMB] OT: Animal Gender Pronouns

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun Oct 5 19:36:13 BST 2014


On Sun, 5 Oct 2014 11:43:00 -0400, Sylvia McIvers
<sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Oct 3, 2014, at 6:20 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>> > "Cowboys" were really mostly "Steerboys", but that epithet would have
>> > started a serious fight almost anywhere.
>>
>> But calling them boys didn't bother them?
>
>"Men" wre married, or the trail boss, or the ranch boss, or in some way in
>charge.  You know, someone who has to plan ahead. Boys get their pay and
>blow the whole thing in a day or two.  It  was more fun to be a boy.  Men
>had pay attention to what other people want - see 'married' or 'in charge'.
>
>Sylvia, wondering how much of that is still true

Pretty much ;)
-- 

Marc

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 by those who have not got it.    - George Bernard Shaw


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