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Random weird thought (yah, I know I never post but I'm trying to get back into by warming myself up over on Facebook):

Am I the only one who hates the phrase "screamed like a little girl?"  I know in some ways it is referring to a male shrieking and it being so high pitched that it sounds feminine.  But still...to me it wraps in connotations of someone being weak/a scaredy cat/etc...and links it with the concept of "girl."  I find it just as offensive as "pitches like a girl."  And I make sure I don't say it to my kids.

Pete said it today and I discussed it with him tonight.  He hadn't thought of it in that way.  I'm curious if I'm the only one who thinks of it in that way.

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elmegil
Jun. 1st, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
As the ORIGINATOR :-)
I think it's fair to say that the main place that has entered my vocabulary is Reading/Watching/Playing Sam & Max Freelance Police, and Max (who says it) goes out of his way to be politically incorrect at every turn. I've used it somewhat jokingly and ironically; I certainly do not intend to imply weakness.

I do understand the point though, and I'm going to try to remove it from my vocabulary, certainly when talking to/referring to the boys. Adults have a bit better sense of when things are meant ironically.

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