Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 09:49:02 -0500

From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU

Subject: Testosto-thoughts

My boyfriend and I are fond of using the prefix "testosto-"

with many words.

For example, we jokingly refer to grilling as a "testosto-job"

and to Guinness as a "testosto-drink."

Perhaps the male equivalent could be "Testosto-Americans."

Just a silly thought!


Y'all seem to think that the beginning of this sentence is limited to

the southern U.S. Isn't it also used in New York? Up there they

pronounce it "youse" as in "youse guys" are outta your turf. Come to

think of it I have never heard it used referring to females.

The other night on TV a character evidently designed in the Mark Furman

mold coined a new, obnoxious term. He said "I don't discriminate against

Afro-Americans or gyno-Americans." I wonder what the term would be for men?

Any ideas?

Seth Sklarey

Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word

Coconut Grove, FL