[Ads-l] RES: fines for saying "you guys" to mixed groups?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Jun 15 01:32:22 UTC 2015


On a whim, I Googled for "dick chaser." Among the hits:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bg/mybitches.html
"My Bitches"
(feat. Bullet, Juvenile)

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You a dick chaser
Just the way I like y'all bitches
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Warning: The lyrics are extremely vulgar and the page caused Firefox to 
crash.

Urban Dictionary also has an entry.

Just a FWIW as this word is in no way as widespread as "skirt-chaser."

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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> Laurence Horn <mailto:laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> June 14, 2015 at 6:19 PM
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> Poster:       Laurence Horn<laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> Subject:      Re: RES: fines for saying "you guys" to mixed groups?
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> This kind of metonymy (or is synecdoche?  I can never remember which is =
> which) doesn't apply to "prick", and significantly I think applies =
> elsewhere in gender-marking: compare "skirt" =3D 'woman' as in =
> skirt-chaser with no obvious male equivalent.  And of course applying =
> "cunt" to men (OED 3), in the U.K. or elsewhere, takes the generalized =
> insult one step further (and is of course analogous to sergeants or =
> sports team coaches calling their male players girls or ladies). =20
>
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