[LMB] OT: Animal Gender Pronouns
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 ;)
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism
by those who have not got it. - George Bernard Shaw
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