Friday, August 31, 2007

Oops. It's Friday Already?

We need a word like "guy" that applies to gir... uh... wome... err... you know, babes. We need one that isn't age specific and doesn't make you sound like you're on your way to a hoedown if you use it in polite conversation (e.g., "gal").

Imagine this conversation:

"Where's the post office?"

"I don't know. Why don't you ask that _____?"

If they're pointing at a male, "guy" will fill in the blank in pretty much every situation. If the pointee is female, there is no obvious choice without more information.

If you're born a guy, you're a guy 'til you die... barring expensive surgical options or duct tape and denial. That's just not true for women. After thousands of years, how can we not have come up with a similar word for the female of the species?

I'm Deadspot, and how can heaven hold a place for me when a... Crap. And I just got that song out of my head.

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Writeprocrastinator said...

The Missus says the word for all women should be "Goddess" and it should always be capitalized...or else!

Evil Genius said...

I am a big proponent of the outmoded and un-P.C. "chick."

Dale said...

Her. Couldn't you just say ask her?

Elizabeth said...

"Saucy Dame" works for me.I'm also fond of "Lovely Bird", but you have to throw in the accent for that one.

pistols at dawn said...

I divide the world up into "dudes" and "laaaaadies." Or "ladywoman." Or "toots."

lulu said...

I'm fine with girl.

deadspot said...

These are all good suggestions. Right now, I'm leaning toward "saucy dame". Thanks, E!