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Thread #24078   Message #278242
Posted By: GUEST,Joerg
15-Aug-00 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Gender and the soprano voice
Subject: RE: Gender and the soprano voice
Alice - thank you for the song, I think I'll be off now for some time looking for it.

I didn't intend to flirt with ww but to tell her that I was VERY impressed by her posting above (that one mentioning "calling the hogs") and later on also by her singing, and not only in some strictly rational way. I suppose (I'm not sure) that about 20-30 years ago this way of saying something kind also wouldn't have worked where I'm living but today it mostly works. Maybe this has introduced Sodom&Gomorrha here, but I think it has also taken away a whole lot of fear - as joking about something frightening often does. Not a language barrier but maybe some cultural one (I wouldn't be surprised because such exist inside of Germany sometimes within a few miles). Please try to translate a little.