[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 22 07:41:40 UTC 2016

> On 21 Mar 2016, at 22:57, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 6:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Cf. the familiarity of the corresponding phrases "crazy bastard" and "crazy
>> motherfucker."
> "Crazy nigger" - used not only in the 'hood, but also quite well described
> in anthropological and sociological writings from at least 1878, is another
> member of that set.

Crazy white man, too, but isn't “crazy bitch” a different brand of craziness from the other collocations? BB
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