[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Mon Mar 21 12:26:32 UTC 2016


If we're going in that direction , I've always liked "Dick Driven dipshit"

On 3/21/2016 5:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Cf. the familiarity of the corresponding phrases "crazy bastard" and "crazy
> motherfucker."
>
> JL
>
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> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 6:03 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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>> Even in "crazy bitch," "crazy" means "crazy."
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>> It doesn't mean "bitch."
>>
>> JL
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com
>> wrote:
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>>> Good find. Perhaps =E2=80=9Ccrazy bitch=E2=80=9D comes from this, not =
>>> the other way around.
>>>
>>> FWIW, the link says it=E2=80=99s from "When Will Jesus Bring The Pork =
>>> Chops?=E2=80=9D Based on Wikipedia =
>>> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Will_Jesus_Bring_the_Pork_Chops%3F =
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Will_Jesus_Bring_the_Pork_Chops?>),
>> =
>>> it=E2=80=99s probably the audiobook version.
>>>
>>> Benjamin Barrett
>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>>>
>>>> On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:58, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>>> =20
>>>> https://youtu.be/VCGMInJ7jYE
>>>> =20
>>>> Don't know where it's from
>>>> On Mar 20, 2016 2:43 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
>> =
>>> wrote:
>>>> =20
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>>>>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
>>>>> =20
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>>>>> I didn=3DE2=3D80=3D99t see that prevalent in a few Google searches I =
>>> tried. =3D
>>>>> Perhaps =3DE2=3D80=3D9Casshole=3DE2=3D80=3D9D. BB
>>>>> =20
>>>>>> On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:34, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> Didn't George Carlin say that women are crazy but men are stupid?
>>>>>> On Mar 20, 2016 2:17 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" =
>>> <mail.barretts at gmail.com> =3D
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> =3D20
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>>>>>>> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
>>>>>>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
>>>>>>> =3D20
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>>>>>>> This was news to me. Could it be a clipping from =
>>> =3D3DE2=3D3D80=3D3D9Ccrazy =3D
>>>>> =3D3D
>>>>>>> bitch=3D3DE2=3D3D80=3D3D9D?=3D3D20
>>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>>> Surely there must be a similar sort of word used to describe how =
>>> men =3D
>>>>> act =3D3D
>>>>>>> as a way to blame them for the breakup.
>>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>>> Benjamin Barrett
>>>>>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>>>> On 20 Mar 2016, at 05:54, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> =
>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>> I think of two things. First, there is the meaning of =
>>> "hysterical", =3D
>>>>> a =3D3D
>>>>>>> word
>>>>>>>> with a firm gender bias.
>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>> Second, there is this:
>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>> =3D3D
>>>>>>> =3D
>>>>> =
>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/dont-call-women-crazy_n_6201580.h=
>>> =3D
>>>>> =3D3D
>>>>>>> tml
>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>> DanG
>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter =3D3D
>>>>>>> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>>> Donald Trump has called Megyn Kelly "crazy."
>>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>>> Donald Trump has resumed his gratuitous obsessive-compulsive =3D
>>>>> blasting =3D3D
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>> Megyn Kelly. And according to CNN media correspondent Brian =3D
>>>>> Stelter:
>>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>>> "Lately he's been calling her 'crazy,' which some people would =3D
>>>>> think =3D3D
>>>>>>> is a
>>>>>>>>> sexist reference. There is a meaning of 'crazy' when applied to
>> =3D=
>>>>> women =3D3D
>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>>>> is different than when applied to men. We all kind of know that =
>>> in =3D
>>>>> =3D3D
>>>>>>> society.
>>>>>>>>> When he says 'crazy Megyn Kelly,' it certainly has a specific
>> =3D3D=
>>>>>>> connotation."
>>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>>> Q.: Huh? *I* don't know it, "kind of" or otherwise. Crazy means =
>>> =3D3D
>>>>>>> crazy.
>>>>>>>>> First we were assured that "moist" is one of the most offensive
>> =3D=
>>>>> words =3D3D
>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>>>> English.  Now this.
>>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>>> Elucidation, please.
>>>>>>>>> =3D3D20
>>>>>>>>> JL
>>>>>>> =3D20
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