[Ads-l] Wordplay: feminisn't - not feminist

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 4 00:44:34 UTC 2015


Yes, the kind who spouts a lot of "Americant".

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 8:54 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is "feminisn't" something practiced by an "American't"?
>
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 7:56 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
> >
> > Date: January 29, 2015
> > Website: In These Times
> > Article: If You Tweet This, Jonathan Chait Wins
> > Author: Sady Doyle
> > http://inthesetimes.com/article/17584/jonathan_chait_pc
> >
> > [Begin excerpt]
> > Cover Girl ads now come with feminist hashtags. Plenty of sites now
> > trade in a sort of substance-free "feminisn't" designed to catch the
> > SJ traffic wave.
> > [End excerpt]
> >
> > Year: 2013
> > Title: White Whine: A Study of First-World Problems
> > Author: Streeter Seidell
> > Publisher: Adams Media: Division of F+W Media, Avon, Massachusetts
> > Quote Page 182
> > Database: Google Books Full View
> > https://books.google.com/books?id=8VdTAAAAQBAJ&q=feminisn%27t#v=snippet&
> >
> > [Begin chapter title]
> > Feminisn't
> > [End chapter title]
>
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