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Your original q was whether gay/lesbian is culturally preferable to homosexual. The brief answer is yet (but...) British organisations who campaign for equality are now using a qwertyuiop to cover all the bases: LGTBQI (you can look it up). While this is considered cutting-edge by its users, it actually excludes those of us who for reasons of age or ...


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Pain location frequency per Google's textbase, ass overtaking neck around 1980. .


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The idiomatic expression is A pain in the neck, ass or butt. Using boobs is non-idiomatic and so is omitting the articles. A pain in the ass seems to be the more used version according to NGRAM and is often shortened to PITA


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Zionism is a political ideology, not a religious ideology, whose basic premise is that the Jewish people have the right to self-determination and their own state in the Land of Israel. Within this political ideology, there are devoutly religious Zionists and ardently secular Zionists, and everything in between. There are also devout Jews are are non-Zionist, ...


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I don't think any of our answers are helpful. The unfortunate fact is that if you want to capture an era, you have to steep yourself in that era. The only way to do that is to read widely and deeply -- Faulkner and Angelou and Baldwin and even (gasp!) Mitchell (inheritors of that era) and some diaries from that era. There is one in particular that I read ...


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The word 'Coon' was used in this time period.


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Would "field hand" work in your context? In that era, it would imply the woman could afford only an unskilled slave. Another thought, and you may have already done this: Go through a couple of books by William Faulkner, and I think you will find what you need.


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The phrase probably originated as nothing more than a self-referential version of an expression normally directed at someone else, which puts it in the same category as "Shame on me!" (after doing something wrong), "Bless me!" (after sneezing), or "Happy birthday to me!" (at a birthday party). There is an element of childlikeness (or childishness) in the ...


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The word crony has acquired a negative flavour in India also and is generally associated with rowdy political workers and supporters , or labour union workers etc. Hence, we should be careful in its use.


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In the bible we are referred to as brothers and sisters in Christ, so I can relate to that, especially in the African-American church. But in one of the comments someone mentioned that calling each other "brother" became common among African-Americans in 1973. Did it ever occur to anyone that it was probably more or less a slang term from that whole hippie ...


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There are a number of slurs that have been used throughout history. The hardest part, I think, is making sure the term is period-specific. I know people who used "Apes" "Ace Of Spades" or just "Spade", along with others. I found a website which lists slang words, but it does not give the era in which they were used, so I guess you could look at them and hit ...


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I've found that words like fuck and shit are used in so many contexts that these can be both used sincerely and curse words. Words become swear words when they become taboo. Now this can be achieved in a number of ways, and in fact I'm writing a piece on why words such as nigger and kiwi are not offensive. It is hard to come up with reasons but in doing ...


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The second definition in JoeBright's answer is correct: thot is an acronym that stands for "That Ho Over There." The word has a negative connotation and is such sometimes used as an affectionate insult to close friends, but is almost always used to describe women. Ho is commonly misspelled as hoe, but intended as a short form for whore. It's generally ...



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