Re: ash nazg on my pinky because it's too small
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 16, 2002, 5:18|
From: "Dan Sulani" <dnsulani@...>
> Or, again, being contemptuous! :-) And, would it be worse to
> intentionally use the wrong gender or to refer to the person with aneutral
> gender? Under what conditions?
> There can be all sorts of shades of contempt!
Using the wrong gender obviously would insinuate question about the
masculinity/femininity of the other person, or imply homosexuality, etc.
Techians aren't really homophobic at all, though there are few gay, lesbian
or bisexual Elves, since values tend to be pretty traditional (yet
tolerant). So it's used mostly as irony in referring to males and females
who see themselves as excessively sexy. Or just an insult.
Orc males would kill you for calling them effeminate. (Remember also that
Orc and Elf are only convenient terms that don't really describe the species
I have; I'm just copying Tolkien here.)