By Jan Keessen
Phrases equivalent to cardinal and scarlet can describe a similar colour yet they tackle markedly diversified meanings once we use them to contemplate the value of a cardinal guy or a scarlet lady. The comparability turns out to conjure considerably extra prejudice once we give some thought to cardinal guy is respected as righteous whereas a scarlet lady is reviled as depraved, quite when it comes to her sexual intercourse. similarly, by means of contrasting different pairs of phrases, we will see how they too invite discriminatory connotations by way of what we worth: Christian and pagan, campaign and jihad, intellectual and lowbrow, wizard and witch, correct and left, white and black.
Keessen offers this playful but scholarly learn when it comes to a chain of casual essays, prepared by means of bankruptcy and subject, and in a storytellers lexicon tells us how yes notions built.
Generously illustrated with whimsical illustrations via award profitable artist invoice Hannan
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But before Bibles came along, a man would swear on something else he held sacred, his testicles. ” They were the little witnesses to one’s virility and well into the fifteenth century, men were still swearing by them. Perhaps Bible readers will remember when Abraham, who was getting too old to travel, asked his trusted servant to find a wife for Isaac, not from Canaan where they were living, but rather from Abraham’s home country and his own kin. ” 12 Gen. 2 (New International Version). 2 Cardinal men & Scarlet women 41 There are other words that are close kin to testify: attest, contest, intestate, and protest.
The third time, he taught her a rip-roaring lesson in manners. And the fourth … . I like living in the wilderness, but I’m not anxious to entertain White Fang in the parlor. I cringed every time the two circled each other. It was a tense week. But as it turned out, he was explaining to her that he was boss. He eats first and he has first choice where to sleep. She now sidles up to him, rubs his muzzle, and licks his face. Nevertheless I wonder if she just lets him think he’s boss. If he eats first, she snatches his rawhide treat.
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