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Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 3:30
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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 lifetime
> > (??) > > 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 in
> > 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 orbit. Still does... :) Damn those stereotypes about southern politicians! :)) Sal


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>