[Ads-l] quote: more (of a) man

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat Feb 4 09:30:20 EST 2017


In the middle of a posting on my blog about complex matters of gender and sexuality ("Doing fag") --

   https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/04/doing-fag/

i talk about the defiant quotation

   "I'm more (of a) man than you'll ever be and more (of a) woman than you'll ever get"

(classically, from a faggy guy to a straight guy), which I had back to 1976.  the history of the quote isn't really the point of that posting, but i did wonder if anyone had tracked the sentiment (which comes in a number of variants) back in time.

arnold

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