Dixie bash

Does anyone else use the term dixie bash to refer to washing up pots and pans?

It can’t just be people who used to go to our yearly ‘family camp’ at Alexandra Headlands in the 80s and 90s.

Anyone?

friday update

work nuts.
brain fried.
survived week.
good night.

“woman” versus “female”

a thousand times, YES!

from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/16/how-to-call-someone-girl-without-seeming-like-a-raging-sexist/

Finally, while we’re here, let me put on my Grammar Girl hat and tell you about “woman” versus “female”: If you wouldn’t use the word “man,” don’t use “woman.” If you wouldn’t write “man lawyer,” you shouldn’t write “woman lawyer.” The adjective you’re looking for is “female,”  and you should use it sparingly: use it if you have a good reason to highlight someone’s sex, such as when someone is the first female astronaut to visit Mars.