Episode 82 — Period Face
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:00 AM
Delightful British actor/writer/comedian Humphrey Ker joins Ronna & Beverly to chat about how he has been told he has a period face, where his family falls in the class system, his show “Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher,” his thoughts on the new Muppet movie, and the time he met Vladimir Putin. Plus, Beverly is excited to tell us all how her daughter has finally caught a fish.
Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:14 PM
Online etymology seems to prefer the notion that the one-G version of the "f-word" (meaning essentially an unpleasant crone, and related to the notion of a bundle of sticks as a similar burden) was the primary source of the slur against gay men...though some do note the use of the three-letter form in the kind of tony "public" school as Eton in the UK. I also suspect, since it didn't come into recorded use in the modern slur sense until the turn of the 1900s, that it has some roots in the Italian slur, "fighetta", which was used for quite some time to mean essentially "wuss" and was presumably heard by a lot of non-Italians in places like New York, Boston and Philadelphia in those turn of the century years. http://www.etymonline.com/ and others...