[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 20 22:03:01 UTC 2016


Even in "crazy bitch," "crazy" means "crazy."

It doesn't mean "bitch."

JL

On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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> Good find. Perhaps =E2=80=9Ccrazy bitch=E2=80=9D comes from this, not =
> the other way around.
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> FWIW, the link says it=E2=80=99s from "When Will Jesus Bring The Pork =
> Chops?=E2=80=9D Based on Wikipedia =
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Will_Jesus_Bring_the_Pork_Chops%3F =
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Will_Jesus_Bring_the_Pork_Chops?>), =
> it=E2=80=99s probably the audiobook version.
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> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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> > On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:58, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > https://youtu.be/VCGMInJ7jYE
> >=20
> > Don't know where it's from
> > On Mar 20, 2016 2:43 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com> =
> wrote:
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> >> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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> >> I didn=3DE2=3D80=3D99t see that prevalent in a few Google searches I =
> tried. =3D
> >> Perhaps =3DE2=3D80=3D9Casshole=3DE2=3D80=3D9D. BB
> >>=20
> >>> On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:34, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >>> =3D20
> >>> =3D20
> >>> 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> =3D
> >> wrote:
> >>> =3D20
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> >>>> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
> >>>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
> >>>> =3D20
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> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> This was news to me. Could it be a clipping from =
> =3D3DE2=3D3D80=3D3D9Ccrazy =3D
> >> =3D3D
> >>>> bitch=3D3DE2=3D3D80=3D3D9D?=3D3D20
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> Surely there must be a similar sort of word used to describe how =
> men =3D
> >> act =3D3D
> >>>> as a way to blame them for the breakup.
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> Benjamin Barrett
> >>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>>> On 20 Mar 2016, at 05:54, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> =
> wrote:
> >>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>> I think of two things. First, there is the meaning of =
> "hysterical", =3D
> >> a =3D3D
> >>>> word
> >>>>> with a firm gender bias.
> >>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>> Second, there is this:
> >>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>> =3D3D
> >>>> =3D
> >> =
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/dont-call-women-crazy_n_6201580.h=
> =3D
> >> =3D3D
> >>>> tml
> >>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>> DanG
> >>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter =3D3D
> >>>> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>>> Donald Trump has called Megyn Kelly "crazy."
> >>>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>>> Donald Trump has resumed his gratuitous obsessive-compulsive =3D
> >> blasting =3D3D
> >>>> of
> >>>>>> Megyn Kelly. And according to CNN media correspondent Brian =3D
> >> Stelter:
> >>>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>>> "Lately he's been calling her 'crazy,' which some people would =3D
> >> think =3D3D
> >>>> is a
> >>>>>> sexist reference. There is a meaning of 'crazy' when applied to =3D=
>
> >> women =3D3D
> >>>> that
> >>>>>> is different than when applied to men. We all kind of know that =
> in =3D
> >> =3D3D
> >>>> society.
> >>>>>> When he says 'crazy Megyn Kelly,' it certainly has a specific =3D3D=
>
> >>>> connotation."
> >>>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>>> Q.: Huh? *I* don't know it, "kind of" or otherwise. Crazy means =
> =3D3D
> >>>> crazy.
> >>>>>> First we were assured that "moist" is one of the most offensive =3D=
>
> >> words =3D3D
> >>>> in
> >>>>>> English.  Now this.
> >>>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>>> Elucidation, please.
> >>>>>> =3D3D20
> >>>>>> JL
> >>>> =3D20
>
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