[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Sun Mar 20 16:04:35 UTC 2016


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On 3/20/2016 9:58 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> On Mar 20, 2016, at 10:30 AM, Marc Sacks <msacksg at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>
>> There was an interestingly ambiguous quote in the linked article: "too few
>> orgasms lead to hysteria."  I never realized hysteria was the goal of
>> orgasms, but you learn something new every day, I guess.
>>
>> Marc Sacks
> For me, that's the *only* reading I get with the plural "lead"; what I assume is the intended reading requires singular agreement: "too few orgasms leads to hysteria".  Ambiguity would pop up when the distinction is neutralized:  "too few orgasms {could lead/might lead/led} to hysteria".
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> LH
>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:54 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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>>> I think of two things. First, there is the meaning of "hysterical", a word
>>> with a firm gender bias.
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>>> Second, there is this:
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>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.huffingtonpost.com_2014_12_01_dont-2Dcall-2Dwomen-2Dcrazy-5Fn-5F6201580.html&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=xcS-gAXiVY97b7JEOyf49Co3J4YZidzvVMQA-WFgYvg&s=z8WqECmfJlZgStPvUqiFu-K4TVw2j3jXj6_55eQB1sI&e=
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>>> DanG
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>>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
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>>>> Subject:      sexist "crazy"
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>>>> Donald Trump has called Megyn Kelly "crazy."
>>>>
>>>> Donald Trump has resumed his gratuitous obsessive-compulsive blasting of
>>>> Megyn Kelly. And according to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter:
>>>>
>>>> "Lately he's been calling her 'crazy,' which some people would think is a
>>>> sexist reference. There is a meaning of 'crazy' when applied to women
>>> that
>>>> is different than when applied to men. We all kind of know that in
>>> society.
>>>> When he says 'crazy Megyn Kelly,' it certainly has a specific
>>> connotation."
>>>> Q.: Huh? *I* don't know it, "kind of" or otherwise. Crazy means crazy.
>>>> First we were assured that "moist" is one of the most offensive words in
>>>> English.  Now this.
>>>>
>>>> Elucidation, please.
>>>>
>>>> JL
>>>>
>>>> JL
>>>>
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