JAMES H COFFEE
jhcoffee at ix.netcom.com
Thu Mar 20 01:21:51 EST 1997
In article <E76w8w.1J1 at liverpool.ac.uk>,
wahchan at liverpool.ac.uk (Mr. W.Y. Chan) wrote:
>DESTEFANO at MED-GENEPI.BU.EDU wrote:
>: I would be interested in hearing from the group how you feel about the
>: use of the word "sexy" to describe science or a particular project or field
>: in science. This adjective is pretty common it seems to me, but I have
>: only heard it used by males, never by women. I personally do not like
>: hearing it, although I have never said anything when it gets used. At least
>: for me when I hear men say this, I imagine it conjurs up images of women
>: with not many clothes on; what is "hot" and what "sells". Although I
>: may find science exciting and thrilling I do not think of it as sexy.
>: Anyone else care to share thoughts? Do people think I am over sensitive?
>I don't often used the word "sexy" to describe something which is very good
>but that maybe my upbringing or partly to do with my education, though I
>had used the term "dogs boll*cks" when in the company of people I know
>very well by never to strangers. I guess some people might find the word
>"exciting" and "thrilling" equally offensive as "sexy".
i'll use "now that's sexy" to descibe what ever > meaning i like what i see or how i feel about what ever. coffee
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