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(6,907 posts)
Thu May 3, 2012, 12:07 PM May 2012


Yesterday I posted the title of an old Vaudeville song that was a widely used march during the first and second world war, and has been repeated in motion pictures, animated cartoons, and television shows. I meant it as a quip towards the topic of the thread I posted it in, but clearly it was not a well enough known meme that it was recognized by the readers of the thread, and it was my mistake for not properly gauging that. I understand that the line is sexist, and so it was a poor judgment for me to post it without sufficient context or background information. Clearly the line could be - and was - interpreted only on the surface level of the content of the words and not the context of relating a meme of our culture to the topic at hand - e.g., the irony of considering the issue in our culture that has traditionally held very different views. My fault, and I sincerely apologize. When one is skirting the lines of an issue as important as sexism there is no room for one to be less than clear.

I leave you with a link to a scene from the television show "Mash" as an example, but will preface it with the warning "not to click" if you have concerns that you might find it offensive.

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Apology (Original Post) d_r May 2012 OP
Martin Sheen used the line in a toast during a 'West Wing' episode WilliamPitt May 2012 #1
. bigtree May 2012 #2
I just watched Jaws again, recently. It's Quint's toast. Poll_Blind May 2012 #3
Interesting at the end Rex May 2012 #4


(58,179 posts)
1. Martin Sheen used the line in a toast during a 'West Wing' episode
Thu May 3, 2012, 12:11 PM
May 2012

...and we all know the line from 'Jaws.'

A sincere apology. Here's to hoping it is accepted.


(23,864 posts)
3. I just watched Jaws again, recently. It's Quint's toast.
Thu May 3, 2012, 12:16 PM
May 2012

Standard DU rules apply: By ignorantly replying to this OP, I'm probably inadvertently stepping in the middle of some giant shitstorm that I have no idea about.



(65,616 posts)
4. Interesting at the end
Thu May 3, 2012, 12:23 PM
May 2012

he would refer to something used as a gauge when drowning women to decide if they were witches or not.

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