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Found out I'm a little Sexist.
superstar4410
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January 2001
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This kinda relates to the hurricane but on a different level thus a new thread topic.

So, I realized that I wasn't taking this Hurricane too seriously because its named "Irene" a feminine name.

I think subconsciously, I'm thinking that's a girl hurricane, girls aren't scary, they can't do damage.

Then when I started realizing how bad this might be, I'm like I think I would have taken this more seriously if it was hurricane Andrew or Daniel.

Yea seems kinda silly, but i know that's what my mind was doing, somehow downplaying the storm because its has a girly name.

Don't take yourself too seriously, but do take your responsibilities very seriously.

blargmob
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February 2007
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but i know that's what my mind was doing

That's what it wants you to think.

Er, that's what you wants you to think.

Errrr...

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van_houtte
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pics or it didnt happen

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Neil Walker
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April 2000
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Irene \/

images

Daniel \/
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superstar4410
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January 2001
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eeewww

Don't take yourself too seriously, but do take your responsibilities very seriously.

Johan Halmén
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September 2001

eeewww eeewww

So long all wet dreams in the future.

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Slartibartfast
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June 2007
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You're not the only one X:

<MftS> Who the fuck is the one naming hurricanes?
<MftS> They somehow manage to give them the least threatening names ever.
<MftS> If I turned on the news and heard that Hurricane Erin was coming I'd think to myself, "Erin? I could take that slut."
<MftS> If I turned on the news and heard that Hurricane Dicksmasher was approaching, I'd grab all the money in the house, shove it in my pockets, and get the fuck out of there.

Oscar Giner
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April 2002
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<MftS> Who the fuck is the one naming hurricanes?

Says someone who's name is "MftS" :-X

Derezo
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April 2001
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I just got done watching Colombiana. At this point in time I do not share your cognitive bias.

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verthex
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September 2009
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And its 911's fault!

Bruce Perry
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April 2000

Presumably the logic behind the naming is that some women are actually quite a force to be reckoned with if you ever end up in an argument with them.

We probably have a distorted view here because our brains are all a cut above average, so we naturally seek out nice women and then forget about the bad ones.

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james_lohr
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February 2002

My bet is that it's down to male meteorologist referring to women in their lives with "stormy" characteristics. :P

van_houtte
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Personally, I find working in environments filled with other men preferable to working with female co-workers, as female co-workers tend to be more moody and rain unpredictable shit storms.

OTH guys that dont get laid and work in male dominated work environments can be just as finicky.

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james_lohr
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February 2002

My experience of women in the workplace is that they're lovely to me, and bitchy to all their female colleagues. If you're moody towards you, chances are you're a bit of a woman yourself. ;)

van_houtte
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When it comes to work, i'm asexual, i'm there to make money and do quality work (and I'm already attached&engaged to a beautiful woman), i've noticed that often, a woman will have a crush on me, she will notice that her advances do not work and her frustration may turn into jealousy and resentment. Essentially, the few that get moody, do so because I wont give them any. This is one of the perils of being attractive, and I'm used to it.

Not that it affects me, I tend to be indifferent and go on about my day.

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Women in the work place can be just as catty as men, or is it the other way around? I try to concentrate on my job, but there are some real cuties there. There were a couple of girls that had a bit of a crush on me but I never acted on it. I think I regret one.

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james_lohr
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February 2002

Essentially, the few that get moody, do so because I wont give them any. This is one of the perils of being attractive, and I'm used to it.

That's womanish thinking; I bet that's exactly what they're thinking about you. :P

Trent Gamblin
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April 2000
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What would you have thought had they named the hurricane Big Bertha?

someone972
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August 2006
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What I found funny is that superstar4410 used the smiley face icon for the thread, so I guess he's happy about being sexist ??? :-X.

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superstar4410
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Big Bertha?

I would have picture big, slow, and laying flat everything in her path,
kinda like these previous Berthas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Bertha

The smiley for the thread post is more with my personality, kinda like come join me as we discuss this topic.

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someone972
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August 2006
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I figured, it does suit your personality :).

On the subject of hurricane naming; just once I want them to go out on a whim and name a hurricane something completely ridiculous.

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Timorg
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March 2002

In Australia, cyclone gender alternates, so only 50% are women, every other one is male. I had assumed that everyone did it that way.

Are all the cyclones in America named after women?

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Trent Gamblin
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April 2000
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I think it would be a big step forward for fearful naming if we just called them cyclones :o.

Derezo
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April 2001
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North~
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August 2010

^ this

If I turned on the news and there was a Hurricane Zoidberg coming, I would laugh and cry while packing my stuff.

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