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  •  I have heard the 'girl' thing as evil beforel (3+ / 0-)
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    The concept is regional.

    I think you handled the situation well - the trainee realized she said something that was not acceptable in your society.  Well done.

    ...Son, those Elephants always look out for themselves. If you happen to get a crumb or two from their policies, it's a complete coincidence. -Malharden's Dad

    by slowbutsure on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 10:50:38 AM PDT

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    •  Man Friday or Girl Firday used to be a (3+ / 0-)
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      general purpose term used for someone with varied job duties. It comes from Robinson Crusoe. It was a 1950's term that was dropped in the '60s.

      1. A female child.
      2. A daughter: our youngest girl.
      3. Often Offensive A woman, especially a young woman.
      4. Informal
      a. A woman socializing in a group of women: a night out with the girls.
      b. Used as a familiar form of address to express support of or camaraderie with a woman.
      5. Informal A female sweetheart: cadets escorting their girls to the ball.
      6. Offensive A female servant or employee.

      give the NRA the Royal Flush join Stop The NRA

      by 88kathy on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 11:03:53 AM PDT

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