Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 27 21:21:50 UTC 2008

Much older than either: "male nurse".

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On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> At 9:19 AM -0400 3/27/08, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >Larry, needless to say, I, too, am old enough to remember when a
> >"masseuse" was merely a female masseur and "happy ending" was used
> >primarily in reference to books and movies.
> >
> >-Wilson
> Right; "male masseuse" is a nice instance of marking reversal.  And
> then there's the classic retronym, the therapeutic message.

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