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    Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    Slang - dictionary - probably the most popular English slang resource on the WWW.

    That's a good resource. It doesn't seem to make the point (though I haven't read the whole entry in detail) that people who -b itch- have to be women or gay, or heterosexuals behaving like a stereotypical woman or gay (e.g. commenting on dress-sense).
    [I'm trying very hard not to be sexiest here - but the use of this verb is fraught with sexual stereotypes]
    Could anyone explain the above sentences and highlighted words?

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    Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    gay- homosexual (have sex with members of the same sex)
    heterosexual - have sex with the opposite sex
    fraught - has a lot that could cause problems

    The word 'bitch' means a female animal of speices like dogs, but is also used for people who talk about other people negatively behind their backs. This trait has historically been associated with women, and by extension with gay men, so the writer is trying to say that heterosexual men are equally capable of talking behind people's backs and this is not clear in the definition.


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    Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    gay- homosexual (have sex with members of the same sex)
    heterosexual - have sex with the opposite sex
    fraught - has a lot that could cause problems

    The word 'bitch' means a female animal of speices like dogs, but is also used for people who talk about other people negatively behind their backs. This trait has historically been associated with women, and by extension with gay men, so the writer is trying to say that heterosexual men are equally capable of talking behind people's backs and this is not clear in the definition.
    Thank you.
    But still I have doubts.
    Who is stereotypical woman?
    What is the meaning of `commenting on dress-sense'?
    Also, what is `sexual stereotypes'?

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    Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    A stereotype is a generalisation, so here the generalisation is that women gossip, unlike men, and spend their time talking about the clothes people wear (dress sense).

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    Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    A stereotype is a generalisation, so here the generalisation is that women gossip, unlike men, and spend their time talking about the clothes people wear (dress sense).
    And the Scots are mean

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    #6

    Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    What with their short arms and deep pockets...

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    Angry Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    A stereotype is a generalisation, so here the generalisation is that women gossip, unlike men, and spend their time talking about the clothes people wear (dress sense).
    UNLIKE MEN?! Do you really believe that men don't gossip? Have you been living under a rock these last 30 years? I've worked with men for the last 22 years and I can tell you that men indulge in gossip as much, or more, than women do. I've heard male co-workers complain about their wives' yeast infections during our coffee break. UGH!

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    Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What with their short arms and deep pockets...
    This better be facetious, otherwise, you're insulting my family.

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    #9

    Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    We're all 'Jock Tamson's bairns

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    #10

    Re: Meaning of fraught and sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
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    [I'm trying very hard not to be sexiest here - but the use of this verb is fraught with sexual stereotypes]
    BTW, I didn't write 'sexiest'.

    sexiest = most sexy
    sexist = adj. and noun, [of] one whose views reflect a point of view (sexism) based on a disparaging view of the difference between the sexes

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