Friday, January 6, 2012
Vocabulary: Segregation ends with the translation.
In the country that focuses in segregating the sexes I see lot of words that are associated with females or female products used for men. Most of us know there is no such thing as men's perfume, however many men in the Middle East will frequently ask other men about their selection of perfumes. I've corrected many men but once the habit is formed it is almost impossible to change.
Unfortunately the battle of sexes does not end at perfumes, for some reason purses are carried by both men and women of Saudi Arabia. But in American the type of purse men carry are called wallets. To me it was interesting enough to share this bit of information with y'all. Now I used y'all even though it is not a real English word but it sure is part of Texas vocabulary.