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comment I've said it once, I've said it twice, I've said it a thousand times: English doesn't make sense
Google NGrams backs you up here
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accepted Familiar form of address for a young, subordinate, woman that connotes respect (Female equivalent to 'Son')
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comment Familiar form of address for a young, subordinate, woman that connotes respect (Female equivalent to 'Son')
@Josh61 What's BOP?
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comment Familiar form of address for a young, subordinate, woman that connotes respect (Female equivalent to 'Son')
@BrianHitchcock I think, because the 'Father-Son' pattern is more closely associated with 'Master-Apprentice', which is a) what I'm after, and b) culturally more well worn and has, in my mind at least, a positive connotation. Women on the other have culturally been more oppressed by 'Father-Daughter' patterns in language, for instance referring to yourself as a woman's 'Daddy'.
Feb
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comment Familiar form of address for a young, subordinate, woman that connotes respect (Female equivalent to 'Son')
@kris but it's sometimes offensive when used to strangers, subordinates, etc. so not appropriate considering that 'son' is almost always used for subordinates when using the male equivalent 'son'.
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comment Familiar form of address for a young, subordinate, woman that connotes respect (Female equivalent to 'Son')
@Kris Is that on the 'Son' or 'Daughter' entry?
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comment Familiar form of address for a young, subordinate, woman that connotes respect (Female equivalent to 'Son')
@BrianHitchcock this I think is quite explicable...
Feb
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comment Familiar form of address for a young, subordinate, woman that connotes respect (Female equivalent to 'Son')
One is friendlier. One is more formal. Could you give an example where you'd use that form of address in everyday life?
Feb
3
comment Familiar form of address for a young, subordinate, woman that connotes respect (Female equivalent to 'Son')
See my edit. It's not enough to be 'related as if by the ties binding daughter to parent.' that's often not the case with the 'familiar form of address'. But thanks for link me to that, it's helped me narrow my question scope.
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Jan
23
comment Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?
@skymninge I don't see that here, in my experience emulators often run on better hardware giving an overal increase in performance
Jan
23
comment Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?
@Oldbag try emulator
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answered Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?