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Is the World More Masculine?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering out loud as to the sexist inclination of the world giving things a hint of male in what they are named!

    After all, in the church, we have "Hymnals" and sing "Hymns." Why were these not referred to as "Hymns" or a "Hymnals?"

    If you look at bodies of water from where you stand on the shore, or from the deck on a ship or boat, you will see "Bouys," but not "Gouyals."

    Let's have some fun and see if any of you may have other examples where names or terms give a hint to the masculine in contrast to the feminine? :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    So you think Hymns are masculine?
    It depends on what you perceive.

    I'd suggest the opposite of a feminine collection of Hymns (Hymnology) would be a masculine Dictionary.
    (Edit away boys :tongue3:)

    of course we also have manikins but no womikins
    and gyms but no jaynes

    Rob
     
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    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks....

    ...I never thought of manikins....one more thing to add to my list! :laugh: :wavey:
     
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