Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 3 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
#142290 04/23/05 01:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 500
E
addict
Offline
addict
E
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 500
And don't we use the term "guys" for both men and women, informally? I have friends who use "gynes" (hard "g") for women, and I kinda like it, although I'm not sure about "Guys and Gynes" as a musical...


#142291 04/23/05 07:20 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,467
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,467
So a women's movement to clean up the environment would be gynecology? OUr would you call the ambiance around Bryn Mawr gyne-collegy?



TEd
#142292 04/23/05 09:11 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 500
E
addict
Offline
addict
E
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 500
I love it, TEd!


Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,379
I
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
I
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,379
One of the creeps in "Fox and His Friends" sells poor Fox, who is in over his head, a "tres-a-tres," a sort of pinwheel of three seats, an elaboration of that odd love seat with an s-shaped back and facing seats.


#142294 04/25/05 11:39 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
so, has the Language Hat been reading us?

http://www.languagehat.com/archives/001863.php



formerly known as etaoin...
#142295 04/26/05 12:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,379
I
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
I
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,379
<<"Divan" is one of the most complicated words I know>>

And on the lips of fallen belles impostured in the North, on the Great White Way, it had the ring once of deific metaphor of that something--anything--someone jaded less, less sordid sorrowed, might in broken memory have named: "Good" -- or she, the footlit ghost of that abandoned sister on fetid gulf, in all her fragile inwardness forever always, unpeeled, "It was, my love, divan."


Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 48
S
newbie
Offline
newbie
S
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 48
And then there's the "Love Toilet" because "when you're in love, even five minutes apart can seem like an eternity." http://snltranscripts.jt.org/91/91gtoilet.phtml


Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Saranita!
E.C., re: the use of "guys" to address both genders -- I have posted before, and I say again: I am not a guy, never have been and never will be one. Here (where I live), the proper term for addressing a group is you-all. MUCH more inclusive! (She said, being highly prejudiced.)


#142298 04/26/05 02:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,816
A
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
A
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,816
so it just dawned on me that the title of this thread is a B-52s reference. kudos to musick.


#142299 04/26/05 02:45 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
and me without my jukebox money...



formerly known as etaoin...
Page 3 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Moderated by  Jackie 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,904
Posts228,144
Members9,151
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
typewriter33, Zekiye, silvercity_becky, gonekrazzzy, accCngrssMRA
9,151 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 105 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,542
LukeJavan8 9,820
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2022 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5