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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? :) -Mark


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