Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 3:30|
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 01:57:49PM -0400, Roger Mills wrote:
> > A dissenting message, from a Midwesterner who's spent a lifetimesluffing
> > (??)
> Standard spelling of that is "sloughing".
Are we correcting spelling on this list when people don't ask for it?
> > 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 inthe
> > 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? :)
I can only speak for myself, but I have been fairly indifferent to the male
British sex appeal. For me, the sexiest accent is North Carolinian. Mah
granddaddy tawked like that, he was the best read man I ever knew as a girl,
and the most sarcastic, a poet as well as a successful engineer, and when I
was knee high to a grass-hopper it was Andy of Mayberry that sent me into
Still does... :) Damn those stereotypes about southern politicians!