[Ads-l] "Tomboy" to be replaced by ...

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 16 16:21:50 UTC 2015


"gender bender?"

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


 
 




> Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 22:32:43 -0700
> From: gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
> Subject: Re: "Tomboy" to be replaced by ...
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> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> Subject:      Re: "Tomboy" to be replaced by ...
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> The entire sentence is:
> 
> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
> These days, at least in liberal enclaves, a girl who likes baseball or =
> wants her hair cut short is more likely to be called =
> =E2=80=9Cgender-nonconformist=E2=80=9D or =E2=80=9Cgender-expansive,=E2=80=
> =9D with any suggestion that she=E2=80=99ll grow out of such behaviors =
> suspect as evidence of condemning rather than honoring them.
> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
> 
> Both terms are adjectival, I think; otherwise, an article would be =
> required. You can=E2=80=99t say in the same sense =E2=80=9C=E2=80=A6 =
> likely to be called =E2=80=98linguist.=E2=80=99=E2=80=9D
> 
> Also, the article has a nice example of reference. I=E2=80=99m not sure =
> what to call it, but the genitive =E2=80=9Cboys=E2=80=99=E2=80=9D is =
> referred to by =E2=80=9Cthem" as a non-gentive.
> 
> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
> =E2=80=9CBut I wanted to wear boys=E2=80=99 clothes and make out with =
> them, too.=E2=80=9D
> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
> 
> BB
> 
> > Il giorno 15 ott 2015, alle ore 18:10, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> ha =
> scritto:
> >=20
> > "gender-nonconformist" or "gender-expansive."=3DC2=3DA0 [I'm not sure =
> if the se=3D
> > cond is meant to be a noun or just an adjective.]
> >=20
> > =
> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/fashion/where-have-all-the-tomboys-gone.=
> h=3D
> > tml
> >=20
> > Atticus Finch has been discredited.=3DC2=3DA0 Will Scout now also have =
> to chang=3D
> > e her colors?
> >=20
> > Joel
> 
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