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Re: USAGE Re: [CONLANG] Bunty.

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, June 20, 2008, 19:22
Dennis doesn't nexessarily disagree, either.  The "bint" in question
is lobbing Imperial-power-bestowing scimitars.  Sounds non-Anglo to

On 6/20/08, And Rosta <and.rosta@...> wrote:
> Michael Poxon, On 21/06/2008 18:50: >> "Bint" is British English slang (very insulting) for a woman. I >> regularly use it to a female friend of mine, though in that case, since >> we are such good friends, it is taken as playful. Not a word to be used >> lightly with people you don't know, though! > > Mildly disrespectful rather than very insulting, I'd say. Comparable to > _fiddle_ versus _violin_. It's a synonym of _woman_, and similar to _wench_ > (in being a synonym of _woman_ with different sociolinguistic value), and > unlike innumerably many other derogatory words for women that add some > further element of meaning (sexual laxity, garrulity, irascibility, etc.). > Actually though, I might be wrong, for upon further introspection I conclude > that it means 'foreign (nonanglo) woman'; I would never talk about a > 'Yorkshire bint' or a 'Texas bint', but I would call my missus an 'Eyetie > bint'. However, neither Dennis the repressed serf nor the OED agree with me > on this. > > --And. >
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