It’s the Only Logical Response

Posted on May 16, 2014 4:00 pm

A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University says that phrases such as “man up” use offensive gender-stereotypes.

So? What’ll they do if you say it? Hit you like a girl?

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7 Responses to “It’s the Only Logical Response”

  1. Iowa Jim says:

    So? What’ll they do if you say it? Hit you like a girl?

    Probably require you to take a class from one of the eighty-eight clowns who took out the full-page ad declaring that the lacrosse players were guilty of rape, and have never so much as apologized.

  2. Bob B says:

    Obviously, they would be forced to put up their dukes.

  3. Jimmy says:

    Alternate & ambiguous phrases that are okay:

    “Grow a pair!” (Of what? Parakeets?)

    “Buck up!” (You should see dictionary . reference . com’s list for this one.)

    “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis!” (Basically, stop sucking!)

  4. DamnCat says:

    “What’ll they do if you say it?”

    Probably bust out crying.

    Wait…”bust out”…that’s sexist too.

  5. Oppo says:

    These nimrods should be forced to have “participated in a word-discouragement campaign” on their resumes forever.

  6. Jimmy says:

    @4 Damncat: “bust out crying” = crying while breasts exposed. (Hopefully, with some dynamic up-down motion from a real hefty boo-hoo.)

  7. Jimmy says:

    Of course, the same could be said for “bust out laughing.”

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