"What's it provoke?"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 30 19:05:16 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 4:13 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Aside from the obvious, there is an interesting pimp/dichotomy here as
> well--apparently it was OK for the kid to say that his father was a
> pimp, but definitely not OK to /ask/ if his mother was a prostitute.
> Interesting...

Not really, if you've read any of my tirades against the, IMO,
astounding and misdirected melioration of the word, "pimp," from the
OED on down.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

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