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Breaking Gender Stereotypes

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:35 pm
by SkirtsDad
"It's really poking a lot of holes at traditional gender roles and stereotypes."

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishmaeldaro/merbys-calendar?utm_term=.lv4vxgGdE#.okkY1B4wD

Well, if they can pull off mermaid tails then skirts ought to be easy :lol:

Re: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:20 pm
by greenboots
Pics and looks for 2019?

Re: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:46 am
by moonshadow
Well that's a horse of a different color...

Re: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:57 am
by crfriend
I read the article with a chuckle figuring that the author didn't know about mermen, but then I discovered the contrary was true and the thing was written partially in Newfie [1] slang where I suppose men are sometimes known as "boys" with the "o" being contracted [0]. Fun stuff, though, although I don't see how it's challenging gender stereotypes.

[0] I'm not really current with Newfie [1] slang.
[1] A term that Canadians and Newfoundlanders [2] use to describe folks from the island of Newfoundland [3].
[2] Properly pronounced as "New-found-land" (as in "Understand New found land").
[3] Been there. It's a delightful place. The natives are friendly, curious, and always happy to strike up conversation. I loved it when I was there.

Re: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:40 am
by Sinned
The pronunciation of Newfoundland would depend mainly upon your accent. Around here it would be pronounced "Newfundlund". In the same way that we would pronounce Loughborough as "Lufbrer". How would you all pronounce Bicester? [0]

[0] It's actually "bister" as in blister but without the l.

Re: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:48 pm
by Daryl
SkirtsDad wrote:"It's really poking a lot of holes at traditional gender roles and stereotypes."

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishmaeldaro/merbys-calendar?utm_term=.lv4vxgGdE#.okkY1B4wD

Well, if they can pull off mermaid tails then skirts ought to be easy :lol:


Lord lightnin' jeezus by, if them fellers think they're breakin' gender stereotypes, I got a codfish what'll fit right upside their collective 'eads and teach 'em diffrent. What they're doing us usin' gender stereotypes to get in the news. Which ain't hard to do. Every time old missus Crankshire up by Tickle Me Armpit hangs out a new set of drawers to dry, the local paper does a feature on it.

Re: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:55 pm
by jmiller842
Daryl wrote:Lord lightnin' jeezus by, if them fellers think they're breakin' gender stereotypes, I got a codfish what'll fit right upside their collective 'eads and teach 'em diffrent. What they're doing us usin' gender stereotypes to get in the news. Which ain't hard to do. Every time old missus Crankshire up by Tickle Me Armpit hangs out a new set of drawers to dry, the local paper does a feature on it.


Love the Newfoundland accent, craziern' a bag o' hammers.

Re: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:48 pm
by skirtyscot
I thought it was meant to be West Country (UK). Maybe that's where the Newfoundlanders came from.