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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:25 AM
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Is "douchebag" a gender-specific term of...er...endearment?
No, I'm not posting a poll. Just chime in. :7
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:26 AM
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1. Oh HELL no. Douchebag can be used to describe both genders
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:27 AM
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2. Well, good. Then it wasn't a case of mistaken identity.
Nobody's ever called me a douchebag before (tonight). :woohoo:

:7
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:30 AM
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3. According to the (always infallible, of course) Urban Dictionary, it seems
to be pretty gender-neutral.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=doucheba...

(And while I generally avoid using either term, I should add that I think "douchenozzle" has a slightly more poetic ring to it. haha)
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:36 AM
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4. Douchebag of Liberty...


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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:40 AM
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5. I would never use it as a term of endearment
it's gender neutral. And douchebags can be used to perform enemas so I prefer to think of them in that capacity when I call someone a douchebag.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:41 AM
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6. the loaded question is....
how many people know what a douchebag is actually used for? :evilgrin:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:43 AM
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7. I've only ever heard it levelled against men.
Seems kind of eew to use it against women...
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:44 AM
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8. Only when speaking to DS1.
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Blue Dog Dominion Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:06 AM
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9. I miss the Sopranos
Someone was called a douchebag every episode.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:20 AM
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10. Locking.
Please do not call out other members of Democratic Underground.

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