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Monday, May 06, 2019

Yet Another Gender Problem from your Etymologist Man

Remember folks, gender is a grammatical construct.

And another thing. Why is it "spinster?"

Shouldn't it be "spinstress?"

A spinster should be the default form: a man.

A man who is unmarried past the realistic point of marriageability (with a desirable spouse of course). So depending on your definition of "realistic" or "desirable," a man's spinstership would begin at what, mid-seventies? Others say puberty. Totally depends.

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