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Thread #69564   Message #2407826
Posted By: GUEST,Gulliver
07-Aug-08 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib? (Brecht
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Und Was Bekam des Soldaten Weib
"Weib" means "woman", and it's still used in slang and everyday speech (and by women, at that). I wouldn't actually say it's derogatory (though it can easily be used for that purpose), just what we used to call "common".