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  •  "ken" is a female name? (4.00)
    I've never heard it.  Now, are you saying that simply because it was a teacher, and that maybe you thought that "ken" = knowledge (as in the old English song "Do you ken John Peel with his coat so gay?")

    Anyhow, I am honored that you thought so (did you think I'd be upset?) .  That means what I offered did not at least to your eyes reflect any kind of gender bias.   My mom would be proud.

    Those who can, do. Those who can do more, TEACH!

    by teacherken on Fri Dec 09, 2005 at 10:45:29 AM PST

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    •  Kendra, Kenisha, Kenyatta (none)

      What's the difference between Vietnam and Iraq? Bush knew how to get out of Vietnam.

      by strandedlad on Fri Dec 09, 2005 at 10:55:36 AM PST

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    •  I didn't even think... (none)
      ...KEN reffered to your first name.   my very first thought was it sounded like some kind of japanese-ish anime animal character like Pickacho or something. <LOL>

      After that initial, ammusing image, I thought "ken" reffered to "related to" like a variation of "kin".  Like being part the sister/brotherhood of teachers or something.  But nothing I ever read of yours pointed one way or another.  You might have had a "a man can only take so much!" moment but I missed it.  (BTW the blueberry story was my favorite)

      And Darksidhe (Sidhe being the gaelic word for Fairy although I didn't realize until later it's not pronounced "side" but "shee".  Something I still haven't confirmed as I've never heard it spoken before.) was the name of a character I had in a game that was a female so I always equate that combination with "woman" or "Fairy".

      The GOP Love the soldiers like they love children: Seen but not heard.

      by DawnG on Fri Dec 09, 2005 at 11:16:59 AM PST

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    •  I for one (none)
      did not equate ken to a gender.  I thought it was an appropriate combination of words - teacher and ken (perception or understanding).  I rather liked my interpretation and think I will hang onto that.
    •  sorry (none)
      I just thought it was your initials!

      "I remember when the answer seemed so clear. We had never lived without or tasted fear." The Monkees

      by kisler1224 on Fri Dec 09, 2005 at 11:55:09 AM PST

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