Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 09:49:02 -0500
From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU
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?
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, FL