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Forum topic by MrRon posted 10-23-2014 08:22 PM 1336 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2014 08:22 PM

It finally occurred to me that the term “Lumberjock” implies a person of the male persuasion who works wood. Since there are many women who also work wood, the term “Lumberjock” may not be appropriate. Is this a male, sexist attitude or do women mind being called “Lumberjocks”


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#1 posted 10-23-2014 08:41 PM

So should we call the metal cover on the sewer and utility covers “Person hole covers”? as they tried in the land of fruits and nuts?

I’ve always wondered why it was important to a man or a woman to differentiate in nomenclature.

That, to me is what makes it sexist.

If I made dresses for a living would I holler about being called a seamstress?

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 08:41 PM

Depends on how far you read into it, and what stereotypes you apply yourself.

According to Marriam-Webster dictionary:
Definition of JOCK
1: athletic supporter
2: athlete; especially : a school or college athlete
3: pilot; especially : a fighter pilot
4: a person devoted to a single pursuit or interest <computer>

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 08:42 PM

Why does it imply a male? Women athletes are called jocks.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 08:48 PM

That gave me a chuckle and at the same time cringe.

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#5 posted 10-24-2014 04:54 PM

“Concerning taste there can be no dispute.” “de gustibus non disputandem est”. If your taste or
preference is to argue this can go on forever, if it is to just ignore those knotheads arguing, then the
problem is settled. I think I will go play in shop.

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#6 posted 10-24-2014 04:57 PM

Women play golf and they’ve never changed the name. I think we’ll be fine.

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#7 posted 10-24-2014 04:57 PM

I always wanted to be a seamstress but found out I couldn’t “mend straight”.

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#8 posted 10-24-2014 05:14 PM

MrRon, you can do better than this for a topic…you’re really reaching…did your wife direct you to submit this? Are you a feminist?

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#9 posted 10-24-2014 06:02 PM

This is not being oondershtood propperleeeh .The word Jock simply translated means of Scottish derivation, and lumber is to do with wood.So a Scottish person who works with wood ,is a good and literal translation.Look up the dictionary and see yourself, Fellow Lads and lassies. JOCK Hosie alias Alistair lol

see here for yourself

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8094716.stm

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#10 posted 10-24-2014 06:16 PM

I’m not EVEN gettin’ to this one!!! :)
Bill

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#11 posted 10-24-2014 06:36 PM

Oh Bill go on please LOL Alistair

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#12 posted 10-25-2014 03:59 PM

Thank you for the correct definition Alistair, we will have to go with this historically correct version.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#13 posted 10-25-2014 04:46 PM

I didn’t mean to ruffle any feathers. Just thought of it as food for thought, not a taboo topic.

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#14 posted 10-26-2014 03:03 AM

Lumberjock=A device to hold burls and nuts close to the tree so they don’t fall to the ground.

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#15 posted 10-26-2014 11:47 AM

LUMBERJILLS ?

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