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Old 07-03-2017, 07:40 PM   #21
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Dame is one of those words that was popular back in the days of guys like Capone. I suppose the newer gangs might think it just sounds cool because of that.
Yeah, "dame" is from the 1930's. They would say, "What a dame!" Or "Typical broad, fiddling around with things she doesn't quite understand."

I watch a lot of gangster films set in the 1920's-1940's, they would always say things like that. Also stuff like, "Dollface" or "Sweet cheeks."

Nobody talks like that anymore. "I'm gonna fill you mugs full of hot lead."
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:43 PM   #22
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yeah, "dame" is from the 1930's. They would say, "what a dame!" or "typical broad, fiddling around with things she doesn't quite understand."

i watch a lot of gangster films set in the 1920's-1940's, they would always say things like that. Also stuff like, "dollface" or "sweet cheeks."

nobody talks like that anymore. "i'm gonna fill you mugs full of hot lead."
"Eat hot lead, turkeys!"
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So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:01 PM   #23
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Yeah, "dame" is from the 1930's. They would say, "What a dame!" Or "Typical broad, fiddling around with things she doesn't quite understand."

I watch a lot of gangster films set in the 1920's-1940's, they would always say things like that. Also stuff like, "Dollface" or "Sweet cheeks."

Nobody talks like that anymore. "I'm gonna fill you mugs full of hot lead."
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:04 PM   #24
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:39 PM   #25
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I don't get why "my partner" is specifically a non-hetero thing, beyond some idea of traditional usage. And even then, I get the impression it was often used to "soften the blow" in casual conversation. A gay or lesbian couple can easily use "my boyfriend" or "my girlfriend", "my husband" or "my wife"... But "my partner" is vague, and sadly enough there are a lot of people who might get uncomfortable about the formers and less so about the latter.

"My partner" is a term that suggests a serious, long-term committed relationship, regardless of marital status or sexuality. I personally call my wife "my wife", but y'know what? She is my partner. That's what a serious relationship is -- we're in it together. A fully-inclusive term for that level of commitment makes sense.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:56 PM   #26
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I think the term has risen in usage because traditional marriage is no longer the norm and now both LGBT and extra marital relationships are acccepted in society
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:11 PM   #27
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But even then people used to say, "my significant other" or "my mate" or just generally say boyfriend/girlfriend, etc.

Going back to this topic, whenever someone does say "my partner" I generally assume it's a same sex relationship. I mean if you're a guy with a girlfriend, just call her your girlfriend. If not I'm going to just assume you're gay even if you may not be.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:21 PM   #28
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Thanks Duckie. Silliness aside, Bry did state it the best.
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"My partner" is a term that suggests a serious, long-term committed relationship, regardless of marital status or sexuality. I personally call my wife "my wife", but y'know what? She is my partner. That's what a serious relationship is -- we're in it together.
This works and I agree with this statement.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:01 AM   #29
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I've always thought that "my better half" would be the most appropriate moniker to call my girlfriend/wife.
Because without her I'd be incomplete. And she'd undoubtedly be a better person than I.
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:31 AM   #30
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It's stupid. I also hate when people type SO referring to significant other.

Like holy sh*t reddit.
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:20 AM   #31
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Also what happened to people just saying, "My girl," or "my boy."

Like people would say, "I'm going out to dinner with my girl, Alexa" or something like that.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:53 AM   #32
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The thing is these things are used as slang. For example, if two girls are really close friends, one is probably gonna refer to the other as follows: " "I'mma go out with my girl Denisha tonight". Sometimes you will hear a boy call a girl his girl, I admit. But in the other case, not so much, I've never heard a girl call a boy her boy because It usually shows one's possessive nature which is usually males.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:29 PM   #33
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Well females call their female friends, "girlfriends" even if they're straight and not involved with them romantically. Like you always hear girls say, "I'm heading out with my girlfriends tonight" even if they all have boyfriends or are looking for guys.

Then again they probably all experiment with lesbian stuff on the side anyway. Nowadays it's far more common for girls to kiss their female friends than ever before.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:39 PM   #34
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Also what happened to people just saying, "My girl," or "my boy."

Like people would say, "I'm going out to dinner with my girl, Alexa" or something like that.
I say my lady, or girlfriend or my unicorn. but everyone has various pet names for any sort of significant other.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:43 PM   #35
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Then again they probably all experiment with lesbian stuff on the side anyway. Nowadays it's far more common for girls to kiss their female friends than ever before.
Dude! What are you thinking?
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:44 PM   #36
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Dude! What are you thinking?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/wom...f-passage.html
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:49 PM   #37
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Yes, "experimenting" and "just gal pals".
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you dont have any female friends do you?
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you dont have any female friends do you?
If you were a woman would you want to be friends with CyberCubed?
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So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
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