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    Burn one's bra

    I guess this means "to get angry", but I'm not sure.
    Any synonyms for that??

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    Re: Burn one's bra

    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHIE
    I guess this means "to get angry", but I'm not sure.
    Any synonyms for that??
    Leave conventions behind, be free.

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    Re: Burn one's bra

    Thanks twostep

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    Re: Burn one's bra

    In the 1960s and 1970s, "burning one's bra" was popularly considered to be a sign that a woman took her feminist convictions seriously.

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    Re: Burn one's bra

    Ok that makes perfect sense to me now.
    One day while I was driving to my work I listened to the radio and there was a programme of some lady whose mother was caucasian and father afro-american.
    At some point she mentioned that black women weren't feministically aware or something and said about her friends something like ´"They would burn their bras if...."
    I wasn't able to fully concentrate in listening because I was driving at the same time but somehow that prase caught my ear.
    So many thanks MrPedantic

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    Re: Burn one's bra

    There's an old joke about celibrity cook Fanny Craddock who (the story goes) decided to become a feminist. A journalist asked her if she was going to burn her bra, and she replied: "No, darling, I'm going to sauté it with a few onions."

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    Smile Re: Burn one's bra

    Maybe she wanted to be a moderate one rather than extremist

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    Re: Burn one's bra

    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHIE
    Maybe she wanted to be a moderate one rather than extremist
    Whale bone with onions? McDonalds!

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    Re: Burn one's bra

    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHIE
    I wasn't able to fully concentrate in listening because I was driving at the same time but somehow that prase caught my ear.
    So many thanks MrPedantic
    You're welcome, Archie!

    It is indeed an ear-catching phrase.

    MrP

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