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On 3/15/07, Amy Gale <amyg -at- grammatech -dot- com> wrote:
> Al Geist wrote:
> > Amy Gale wrote:
> > "I find "male" and "female"...not offensive, I guess, but definitely
> > kind of tacky - industry standard or not."
> >I don't understand why you find the terms "male" and "female" tacky. It's a
> >universal way to describing how one device is connected to another, be that
> >device a cable into circuit board, or a spark plug into a car engine (male
> >and female threads).
> Because there's really nothing male or female about them. It's an
> inaccurate metaphor that reads like it was invented by a bunch of 13
> year old boys for a "joke".
Hmm. I can see where someone might find it silly, tacky, or even
offensive. But as for 'inaccurate metaphor'? It's a protruding thing
going into a hole - how much more accurate a metaphor could you
You must hate blues :) "Squeeze my lemon, the juice runs down my leg."
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