[Clipart] stuff done today / gender

chovynz chovynz at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 04:21:42 PDT 2010

Chortle!! He said "secondary meaning" and "real advantage" in the same 
sentence as "sexual activity"!! :-)


On 9/08/2010 10:34 p.m., Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
>> Also, I think the politically correct term would be 'gender' instead of
>> 'sex'
> In this context, where the choices are "male" and "female", the words
> are synonyms.  The real advantage of the word "gender" is that it
> doesn't have the secondary meaning of sexual activity and therefore is
> slightly less likely to make severely immature people chortle in
> amusement.  The disadvantage is that it's a "big word" -- children
> usually don't know what the word "gender" means -- although if the
> choices are "male" and "female" one supposes they can figure it out.
> Six of one, half a dozen of the other.  Like I said, they're
> synonyms.  Either word is fine with me.
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