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    Meaning of the Italic Paragraph?

    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]
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    In AmE, at least, it has evolved so that any type complaining or "bellyachin" (by men or women) in general is referred to as "bitching". It's not something exclusively done have done by females or gays.
    "Michael Jordan earns over $20 million per year, and yet he starts bitching and moaning when the NBA won't give players a raise."
    "If you hate your job that much, stop bitching about it and do something! Get a new one!"

    Could anyone explain the meaning of the above "Italics sentences"?

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    Re: Meaning of the Italic Paragraph?

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    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]
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    In AmE, at least, it has evolved so that any type complaining or "bellyachin" (by men or women) in general is referred to as "bitching". It's not something exclusively done have done by females or gays.
    "Michael Jordan earns over $20 million per year, and yet he starts bitching and moaning when the NBA won't give players a raise."
    "If you hate your job that much, stop bitching about it and do something! Get a new one!"
    Could anyone explain the meaning of the above "Italics sentences"?
    AmE = American English
    done have done = not good English but refers to the fact that some things are done to or are done by the subject

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    Re: Meaning of the Italic Paragraph?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    AmE = American English
    done have done = not good English but refers to the fact that some things are done to or are done by the subject
    Ack! It should've simply said "done."

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