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Old 02-15-2014, 06:33 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Keith is right

Originally Posted by Keith View Post
It's not a hyperbole. Pat meant hysterical, so he typed hysterical.
I did mean "hysterical" -- 1. deriving from or affected by uncontrolled extreme emotion.
synonyms: overwrought, overemotional.

Obviously, my use of this word to describe Chemda's crazed ranting has been interpreted as some sort of insult. It wasn't meant as such.

While you and Chemda were playfully bashing me on the following episode, Chemda observed that when a woman gets passionate about something and starts yelling, some people call that woman a "bitch," but when a man does the same thing, they don't judge. I would counter that by saying that when a man puts on a dress and sashays around saying "hey boys!" some people will call that guy a "fruit" while women wouldn't suffer the same judgment.

Does this mean he shouldn't do it? Absolutely not. To break out of gender roles takes courage, and I applaud Chemda for leading the charge. I also want to note for the record, I never once during the entire discussion accused Chemda of being on her period. Although I strongly suspected this to be the case, I didn't think it was right to say it during the show, even though getting that out in the open might've eased the tension. Hard to say.

To answer the question from another poster, i didn't call you hysterical because I didn't think you were hysterical. In fact, as someone pointed out, you didn't even yell once, which showed a lot of restraint considering I kept knowing more than you about literally every aspect of the case. You were more quietly sarcastic and dismissive, and the word for that is "progress." I'm proud of you.

For what it's worth: The word "hysterical" originally ONLY pertained to women.

1610s, from L. hystericus "of the womb," from Gk. hysterikos "of the womb, suffering in the womb," from hystera "womb" (see uterus). Originally defined as a neurotic condition peculiar to women and thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus.
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