[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 21 10:44:33 UTC 2016


Cf. the familiarity of the corresponding phrases "crazy bastard" and "crazy
motherfucker."

JL


On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 6:03 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Even in "crazy bitch," "crazy" means "crazy."
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> It doesn't mean "bitch."
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> JL
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> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com
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> wrote:
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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.
> >
> > Benjamin Barrett
> > Formerly of Seattle, WA
> >
> > > On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:58, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > >=20
> > > 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
> > >>>> =3D
> > >> =
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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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