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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2008, 12:17:39 pm »
I really really want to learn Ancient Greek, actually.

But since I haven't yet, I'm sure I'm missing the punchline of some joke you just made. :cry:

Nah, not really.  Just that history in Ancient Greek means "a learning by inquiry" and the 'his' in the name has nothing to do with anything whatsoever, least of all gender.  Apparently there is some urban myth or something that history = truncated version of hisstory, or 'his story'.

I thought it was just a way to express that historians tend to overlook women's history? Surely nobody would believe that- Oh, never mind.


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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2008, 12:25:41 pm »
I really really want to learn Ancient Greek, actually.

But since I haven't yet, I'm sure I'm missing the punchline of some joke you just made. :cry:

Nah, not really.  Just that history in Ancient Greek means "a learning by inquiry" and the 'his' in the name has nothing to do with anything whatsoever, least of all gender.  Apparently there is some urban myth or something that history = truncated version of hisstory, or 'his story'.

I thought it was just a way to express that historians tend to overlook women's history? Surely nobody would believe that- Oh, never mind.



Yeah, exactly.  It probably was, originally, but as time goes on... :x

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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2008, 12:29:58 pm »
Indeed.








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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2008, 12:35:09 pm »
Yes I know I put Muslims in twice, STFU.

I thought you did as a larf.
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2008, 02:34:11 pm »
Saying "God" breaks a commandment.  That's why I do it.

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« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2008, 02:43:49 pm »
You rebel.
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2008, 02:52:47 pm »
I also covet my neighbor's ass.

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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2008, 11:51:48 am »
Don't use 'god' much prefer 'fuck' as an exclamation 

Just for the record I'd never say "oh my fuckess" unless it had a really good chance of starting a fight
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2008, 11:53:23 am »
Saying "God" breaks a commandment.  That's why I do it.

You know as well as I do that the lords name is not 'god' - that's just some meaningless buzzword they came up with to pretend it wasn't hebrew  :argh!:
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2008, 01:27:10 pm »
Saying "God" breaks a commandment.  That's why I do it.

You know as well as I do that the lords name is not 'god' - that's just some meaningless buzzword they came up with to pretend it wasn't hebrew  :argh!:

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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2008, 02:24:04 pm »
i prefer to curse with bodyparts (cunt/arse/dick), body waste (shit/piss), sexual acts (fucking/arsefucking) and special dutch favourite, diseases (cholera/plague/typhus/SARS/H5N1--i try to avoid the ever-popular cancer, because it hurts some ppl i know that have lost family members)

i try not to curse with religion. mostly because about 9 years ago, a good friend of mine who's christian asked me if i could stop cursing when she was around, and i thought, what the heck, let's give it a shot, why would i wanna curse with things i don't believe in anyway (i was a littlebit more strict atheist back then).
the weird thing is, i started on a christian school from ages 4 to 12, where it never even occurred to me to curse with religion. then i went to a regular high school where lots of the kids cursed and i picked up on this rather quickly. that's 6 years of learning to curse. then i met this friend, with her request. 9 years later i still say "godverdomme!" when i drop something or hurt myself. and i've really tried.

it really bugs me that it seems to be much harder to get rid of a habit than to learn it. i hardly ever see this friend anymore (she moved to another part of the country) but now it's become a matter of personal control. i should be able to do this, right?
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2008, 04:53:10 pm »
When I curse I usually say "shitfuckdamn" or "sweet baby jesus in heaven" or "holy mother of god", because they amuse me.

On the other hand, I've never been able to break myself of the habit of calling out "Oh God!" at, erm, special times, even though for a while I thought it would be funny to train myself to call out "Hail Eris!" in reality it's not that easy a transition to make.
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« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2008, 05:09:35 pm »
My common curse of annoyance is simply "MOTHERFUCKER!"... although I have taken to cursing people at work.  Telling someone "I curse you." really seems to freak them out.
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2008, 05:21:51 pm »
When I curse I usually say "shitfuckdamn" or "sweet baby jesus in heaven" or "holy mother of god", because they amuse me.

On the other hand, I've never been able to break myself of the habit of calling out "Oh God!" at, erm, special times, even though for a while I thought it would be funny to train myself to call out "Hail Eris!" in reality it's not that easy a transition to make.

thank GOD(dess) i never did that, no fucking religion in my fucking!

i mean, no christian religion in my fucking

every time i have wanted to exclaim "god", i simply replaced it with the name of the girl. much more personal, less awkward.

and for me really not that hard to do, because right there, right then, it means the same thing anyway.
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2008, 05:29:49 pm »
My common curse of annoyance is simply "MOTHERFUCKER!"... although I have taken to cursing people at work.  Telling someone "I curse you." really seems to freak them out.

I should give that a try.  Sounds fun!