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  •  I object... (none) the inclusion of the term 'fishmonger' as an insult.  We fishermen and fish sellers are tired of the demeaning language constantly applied to us by the elite classes.  

    For example:  For many years now the term 'fisherman' has been replaced by 'fisher' in both state and federal documents and correspondences.  I have written many letters of complaint, pointing out that the -man in fisherman refers to the hand, not the penis, and is not gender specific. Hence 'fisherman'= handler of fish, just as 'chairman'= handler of the chair. A fisher is a type of large weasel.

    Many proud fishermen, both male and female, do not appreciate being called weasels on a regular basis.

    (semi snark)  

    "Good idea Chuck, but syrup won't stop 'em." Firesign Theater, Everything You Know is Wrong

    by 3card on Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 07:27:33 PM PDT

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