[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 22 18:09:17 UTC 2016


We split up because that bitch was crazy
I’m not hanging out with him anymore because that white man is crazy

They sound different to me. FWIW. BB

> On 22 Mar 2016, at 05:53, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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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>> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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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:
>>> =20
>>>> Cf. the familiarity of the corresponding phrases "crazy bastard" and =
>> "crazy
>>>> motherfucker."
>>>> =20
>>> =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.
>> 
>> 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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