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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2016, 04:26:44 PM »
If there's one thing the thread does teach us, it's that OC.net members have no desire for dialog on this subject.

I can only assume the original post was put here to lecture new English speakers.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #91 on: October 21, 2016, 09:17:31 AM »
If there's one thing the thread does teach us, it's that OC.net members have no desire for dialog on this subject.

I can only assume the original post was put here to lecture new English speakers.
To serve as a warning, as to what nonsense you will come across.

I hesitate to say it, lest I tip them off to their neglect, but the self appointed guardians of speech and vanguard against semantics have not seized control of materials made in other languages to teach English that I have seen.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #92 on: October 21, 2016, 02:54:55 PM »
I hesitate to say it, lest I tip them off to their neglect, but the self appointed guardians of speech and vanguard against semantics have not seized control of materials made in other languages to teach English that I have seen.

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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2016, 03:48:19 PM »
I hesitate to say it, lest I tip them off to their neglect, but the self appointed guardians of speech and vanguard against semantics have not seized control of materials made in other languages to teach English that I have seen.

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no, profanity is quite commonly taught to the ESL community. Many start with it.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #94 on: October 22, 2016, 08:55:48 PM »




Sometimes things work the other way around.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #95 on: October 23, 2016, 01:05:17 AM »




Sometimes things work the other way around.
"for the male black widow spider, the most exciting thing about sex is surviving it."
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A woman at scout camp once said something about this, asking "You know what they do, don't you? They eat the male after mating." "I've been to divorce court," I explained, "I'm not so sure humans are different." :o
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth