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Freddie Woo tells us: Despite being a well rounded modern man I think women are best off getting married and having a few kids else they'll be absolutely miserable come middle age.

What views do you have that are probably sexist that you believe are true?

(, Sun 27 Dec 2009, 12:23)
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The whole English language is sexist
I mean, why is the act of hurting a person for their actions against you called "Penalising" them? Why not "Vagalising"?
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 14:52, 11 replies)
After much thought,
I reckon this must have come from the middle ages, where the wronged was allowed three slaps around the face of the accused with their member, thus where they "penalised". This probably stung in a way one couldn't achieve with the average labia.
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 15:01, closed)
Because it sounds like a cream for thrush!
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 15:15, closed)
lol, true, true
Caniston Oral. What's that all about? Can one get oral thrush? Must have been horrible before they came up with the pill form and it was all cream based remedies.
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 15:22, closed)
and yet
a women only prison would still be called a Penal correction facility.... makes you wonder where they get the phrase "going straight" for when people leave prison? ;-)
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 15:44, closed)
Yeah, good point...
Even more so with the number of bent willies out there.
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 16:39, closed)
it's from the Greek - poinē - meaning punishment, whereas penis is from the Latin pēnis, originally meaning a tail. According to my copy of Chambers, anyway.

Generally if you think the English language is sexist you don't know enough about its etymology, and are in danger of thinking that the word "history" should be spelled "herstory" when talking about a woman.

From the Greek histōr, meaning knowing.
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 15:52, closed)
Pah, you can prove anything with facts...
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 15:59, closed)
Sorry, just re-read the above and it sounds a bit condescending - you just managed to hit one of my pedant buttons :)
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 16:01, closed)
S'all good :-)
My tongue was very firmly in my cheek. Almost responded with a mini-rant about all the feminists wanting to miss-correct (if that's a word) occurances of "man" with "woman", but haven't really got the brainpower left this late on the worst-of-all-Mondays...
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 16:37, closed)
the french language..
is, as any fule kno,a tongue where nouns are gendered; le singe est dans l'arbe, and all that.

when the former mrs 2shoes was teaching me french, i asked if there were any rules to learn to assist in recalling the masculine/feminine nature of nouns, even easy ones like gender-specific attachments.
nope, vagina is masculine, and beard is feminine. It's just the french fucking with other peoples heads.
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 19:36, closed)
yes, but
you can catch herpes, but not hispes
(, Mon 4 Jan 2010, 22:59, closed)

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