[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 20 18:43:19 UTC 2016


I didn’t see that prevalent in a few Google searches I tried. Perhaps “asshole”. BB

> On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:34, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 
> Didn't George Carlin say that women are crazy but men are stupid?
> On Mar 20, 2016 2:17 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> ---------------------- Information from the mail header
>> -----------------------
>> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
>> 
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 
>> This was news to me. Could it be a clipping from =E2=80=9Ccrazy =
>> bitch=E2=80=9D?=20
>> 
>> Surely there must be a similar sort of word used to describe how men act =
>> as a way to blame them for the breakup.
>> 
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>> 
>>> On 20 Mar 2016, at 05:54, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>> =20
>>> I think of two things. First, there is the meaning of "hysterical", a =
>> word
>>> with a firm gender bias.
>>> =20
>>> Second, there is this:
>>> =20
>>> =
>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/dont-call-women-crazy_n_6201580.h=
>> tml
>>> =20
>>> DanG
>>> =20
>>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter =
>> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> =20
>>>> =20
>>>> Donald Trump has called Megyn Kelly "crazy."
>>>> =20
>>>> Donald Trump has resumed his gratuitous obsessive-compulsive blasting =
>> of
>>>> Megyn Kelly. And according to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter:
>>>> =20
>>>> "Lately he's been calling her 'crazy,' which some people would think =
>> is a
>>>> sexist reference. There is a meaning of 'crazy' when applied to women =
>> that
>>>> is different than when applied to men. We all kind of know that in =
>> society.
>>>> When he says 'crazy Megyn Kelly,' it certainly has a specific =
>> connotation."
>>>> =20
>>>> Q.: Huh? *I* don't know it, "kind of" or otherwise. Crazy means =
>> crazy.
>>>> First we were assured that "moist" is one of the most offensive words =
>> in
>>>> English.  Now this.
>>>> =20
>>>> Elucidation, please.
>>>> =20
>>>> JL
>> 
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>> 
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list