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Daemon
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If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."

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If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
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What can this mean
lusine
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monamagda
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Context from : Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow


On Babies


"There are various methods by which you may achieve ignominy and shame. By murdering a large and respected family in cold blood and afterward depositing their bodies in the water companies' reservoir, you will gain much unpopularity in the neighbourhood of your crime, and even robbing a church will get you cordially disliked, especially by the vicar." But If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."


https://books.google.com.br/books?id=jctwCQAAQBAJ&pg=PT71&lpg=PT71&dq=If+you+desire+to+drain+to+the+
thar
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 10:09:42 AM

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lusine wrote:
What can this mean


If my research is correct, there is only one personal pronoun in Armenian? This is a joke about pronouns.

'It' is the inanimate pronoun, neither male nor female. You use it for objects, or animals where the sex isn't important.
Or for babies where you don't know is what sex it is.

But it is not just about gender. If you love something, you call it a he or a she - a ship is a 'she', for example. Even if the name of the ship is male.

So, if you want to make a mother really upset with you, go up to her,look at her baby and say, "Isn't it beautiful!"



It is just a joke - nobody would really be offended.
Wilmar (USA)
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No kidding! Do it in the comments section somewhere and watch the fur fly!
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Daemon wrote:
If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Yeah, misnomer can be fatal sometimes... Isn't it, Your Majesty?
Bully_rus
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lusine wrote:
What can this mean?


It means that life is a bitter and dangerous thing, especially when you don't expect it.
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lusine wrote:
What can this mean?


This means do not mess with the ladies.
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