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James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Sun Feb 28 14:36:36 EST 2021


while the word "whore" is pejorative, it is not always misogynist because it sometimes does not refer to females.
- "The Whore of Babylon" according to who you ask can mean the city and empire of Babylon, the city and empire of Rome, or the Roman Catholic Church, among others.
- occasionally you will hear a man said to be "whoring around"
- "whore" can refer to a man who is considered guilty of mercenary activities.

James Landau
jjjrlandau at netscape.com

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