[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 22 12:53:21 UTC 2016


What makes you think so?

You sexist,

JL

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 3:41 AM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> > On 21 Mar 2016, at 22:57, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >=20
> > On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 6:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter =
> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
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> >> Cf. the familiarity of the corresponding phrases "crazy bastard" and =
> "crazy
> >> motherfucker."
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> >=20
> > "Crazy nigger" - used not only in the 'hood, but also quite well =
> described
> > in anthropological and sociological writings from at least 1878, is =
> another
> > member of that set.
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> Crazy white man, too, but isn't =E2=80=9Ccrazy bitch=E2=80=9D a =
> different brand of craziness from the other collocations? BB=
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