[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 21 16:21:10 UTC 2016


Another potentially unisex insult, when you think about it.

JL

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 8:26 AM, paul johnson <paulzjoh at mtnhome.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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> If we're going in that direction , I've always liked "Dick Driven dipshit"
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> On 3/21/2016 5:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > 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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> >> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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> >> 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.
> >>>
> >>> 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:
> >>>> =20
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> >>>>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
> >>>>> =20
> >>>>> =
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> >>>>> =20
> >>>>> 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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