In American English "broad" is extremely sexist and offensive. I
wonder if you realize that. In any case, it is not ok.
Date sent: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 13:22:47 +0000
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From: D Turley <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: ENOUGH!
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Whats wrong with a BA in tennis!
>From: Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: ENOUGH!
>Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 22:35:49 EST
>This is not very civil. Also, please be aware that I'm neither
>pretentious nor a broad. I happen to be a person who enjoys poetry of
>the female persuasion. You did get one thing right. I am a Floridian,
>and I'm happy to report that on December 8, 2003, at 10:30 in the
>evening, Eastern Standard Time, it is 73 degrees outside (translate it to
>the metric yourself). Also, be aware that there are two types of people
>on this List. One consists of intellectuals. The other consist of
>non-intellectuals. The intellectual group consists of college professors
>and people who are not college professors, mainly people in the business
>world though I know there is at least one housewife and maybe there is
>even a fireman. And of this group, there are published writers, among
>the college professors and among the non-college professors. The
>non-intellctual group consists, of course, of students majoring in tennis
>but need help for their English term paper. Peter, of course, belongs
>to this latter group and as he's not a very good tennis player (6-0, 6-1,
>6-0 being the result from his last match), let us all try to be kind.
>In a message dated 12/8/03 8:30:27 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>[log in to unmask] writes:
>You've been monopolizing the list for too long. Your vapid smugness bores
>me no end. It is because of pretentious nitwits like you and the FLA
>broad that so many fine people have quit.
>Why don't you take another break, and this time for good, you shallow old
>fart -- this is getting unbearable.
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