Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Redefining Gender Roles

From Dictionary.com's word of the day for today:
virago: an ill-tempered, overbearing woman; also, a woman of great strength and courage.
Talk about conflicting definitions. This really makes you consider how language gives us insights into how we define gender roles.

I think I can use it in a sentence:

Mother nature, a vicious virago, punished us yesterday with an early snow -- man did that suck!

2 Comments:

At 6:17 PM, Blogger Ian said...

virago = Margaret Thatcher, then?

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger RPM said...

If only I knew more about British politics than Peter Griffin's Winston Churchill impression.

 

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