Occasional postings of things I like that folks may like as well. History,Toy Soldiers,some politics, beautiful ladies past and present.
I stopped scrolling down the page halfway through trying to worl out what the last ESS word could be...you got me...I failed :-DCheerspaul
exactly like me! (...her... a little bit more than "halfway"....)I imagined that ESS was a Company!(and I thought that they do really good figures!!!)I'm out.... arrghhhhh!
Many of those perfectly good words are verboten today because of FOOLISHNESS.
The alternatives are "female-writer" etc, a term that get clumsey in use.I tried to use "Jewess" on a toy soldier forum to describe Josephine Marcus, Wyatt Erp's companion and got a cyber slap for THAT! "Ess" is a little better than "ette." Don't call a female National Park Ranger a "Rangerette." My sister-in-law is the harbor master of Rockport, Mass. Some jerks tried "Harbor-Mistress" on her.Rockport also has the traditional title of Selectmen for the elected town leaders.You get silly events like this..."ROCKPORT (CBS) – A Rockport selectman has apologized for telling the chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen to “go back to the kitchen” during a heated debate before a town meeting earlier this month." Apr 19, 2012
At least they didn't call her a "chairperson."
Ahh, the good old days when my Dad would rattle the ice cubes in this empty glass, say "Mamma-sita" and my Mom would get up and mix him a another drink. My wife hated seeing that!