Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 18:33|
On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 01:57:49PM -0400, Roger Mills wrote:
> A dissenting message, from a Midwesterner who's spent a lifetime sluffing
Standard spelling of that is "sloughing".
> To many older (than me) Americans, particularly of the
> Midwestern/isolationist/nativist persuasion, RP-- the only accent they
> tended to hear in the 1920-50 period-- sounded snooty, arrogant, and in the
> opinion of many, downright queer (i.e. faggy, though that word wasn't in
> circulation then). All English males were utterly suspect.
To men, perhaps, but did women agree with this assessment? :)