From a small city in Ontario, now living in Montréal, pursuing a BA in Linguistics.
@iceberg In Québec, people buy their alcohol mostly at dépanneurs (convenience stores), which is abbreviated (maybe only by English-speakers) to 'dep'. If you want hard liquor, though, you need to go to the SAQ (that's actually the name of the government agency which runs them, the Société des alcools du Québec), which is either spelled out or pronounced 'sack'.
A friend of my ex did coke with Vanilla Ice in Chilliwack, BC. There's nothing about that six-degrees-type-deal that isn't funny to me.
Honestly, this stuff is too familiar to me, and I think I may have been raised on too much goddess theology, to see it as anything but religious/devotional art. I mean, I can conceive of the possibility, but that's not what I see. Dunno who made it, though, and I certainly don't automatically attribute it to dudes.
@Hailey Bachrach@facebook Yeah.
You know, I have many many female friends and acquaintances. And yeah, you know what, with a lot of them, even ones I behave largely older-brother with (I am an excellent older brother, maybe not such a fantastic boyfriend), I am at least somewhat attracted to them. But while that, mixed with a general appreciation for them and who they are, may be why I'm there, I'm so totally not just holding out for something 'more' to happen. That's creepy, and awkward, and even if they don't know that's what you're doing, YOU know that's what you're doing, and blah... I have opinions on this.
@dubioustaste Yeah. The video for Ride made me really really really uncomfortable, but honestly, aside from the headdress, it's an uncomfortable I can handle, and I still like her stuff. Except that super gross dude in Born to Die and the second video for Blue Jeans, because he is ew.
@TheBourneApproximation Pretty much exactly this. I don't generally think in those terms when I'm naked with someone I'm attracted to (and really, why are we there unless we're attracted to each other?), but hell, even if what I thought of a person when naked was 'Eh, B+', that's not something you say. THAT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU EVER SAY.
Oh hey, I went to high school with her! We were in Women's Studies together, and all.
Is that that gross dude from the Born to Die video? bleh. I definitely prefer the older video for this song.
@Monkey I dated a (tall) woman who kind of used it enthusiastically to refer to herself, though there was a certain amount of tongue in cheek. Although... no, it wasn't 'Amazonian', it was something roughly equivalent in French. I can never remember the exact words that people use in French for some reason, it's always just the gist or my own mental translation.