[Ads-l] shero

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 25 00:44:57 UTC 2016


> On Jan 24, 2016, at 7:11 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> This very evening a satisfied customer on a weight-loss infomercial
> exclaimed to the program's creator, "You are my shero!"
> 
> JL

Give that woman a shero sandwich!

LH
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> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 9:16 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> Subject:      Re: shero
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>> 20,000 raw Google hits for "heroes and sheroes," the most popular
>> collocation.  It is mainly a feminist term.
>> 
>> I've probably heard it (mainly in themedia) a dozen times since the '80s.
>> 
>> See, if you say "heroine," people with think you're talking about addictive
>> drugs.  And in a good way! Also, "he" means - well, you know.
>> 
>> JL
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>> On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 9:56 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 4:52 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
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>>>> Not, incredibly, in OED.
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>>> 
>>> Given that this word is new to *me*, the fact that it's missing from the
>>> OED I don't find incredible at all. ;-)
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