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Originally posted by Polly Plummer:
In my teens I was like the woman Piglet knew, and saw door-opening as an act of male condescension to a poor weak woman.

I've also seen it used as an act of dominance, male to male.

So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

- A. N. Parsley, D. Mcvinni

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Lamb Chopped
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Sure, it can be misused--but that's rare in my experience. When in doubt, put the best construction on it.

Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

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Kaplan Corday
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Originally posted by Polly Plummer:

Since then I've mellowed a lot and am grateful for people who hold a door open, offer me a seat etc. without bothering whether it's because I'm female or (as I now am) oldish.

Just in the last year there have been a few instances in which schoolkids have offered me seats on public transport, which I accept gracefully to acknowledge their kindness, but which is utterly mystifying because I am not old and I don't look old - I DON"T, I DON"T, I TELL YOU!
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Sioni Sais
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Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
During the time I lived in Los Angeles I rode the buses regularly. There was one particular woman I would always see on one of the routes I took. She always would say "Thank you, Driver" when getting off the bus.

If she says "Thank you, Drive" (without the 'r') she was probably from South Wales!

"He isn't Doctor Who, he's The Doctor"

(Paul Sinha, BBC)

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