This was great. IMO there's something really likeable and genuine about her. Definitely rooting for her this year.
Ashley, the next time you feel inclined to use the word "pansy" you might hesitate and remember that many of your fans are gay.
I think she is "miscast" as Juliet, but I hope she is able to pull it off. If she doesn't have a 3/3 by now, I doubt she is going to have one, at least a consistent one. The Olympic year doesn't seem to be the best time for getting a new jump. Uneasy feeling this is not going to be a good year for her, but hope I am wrong. Re Shirley Hughes, I think if Ashley had stayed with Hughes, she would be about where she is now and probably have a 3/3.
Yes, a rather old one.
A pansy to me means a wimp so i don't see how it's a slur. People get so uptight over every little thing said nowadays.
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"Pansy" is an older term for "fag" or "faggot" and in its time had the same force.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
Jammers: while I agree with you in theory that folks should lighten up, Websters actually lists the secondary definition as:
usually disparaging: a weak or effeminate man or boy; usually disparaging: a male homosexual
I can understand why some might object, but Ashley probably has no idea of this secondary definition as it is somewhat antiquated.
It was when they were talking about her not doing the triple triple at worlds, which I think was near the beginning.
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I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818
I guess I would interpret being called a pansy as a "delicate little flower".
(Certainly seems less offensive than her saying she 'didn't have the balls' to do the jump.. As that implies being girly is bad and manly is good; but flowers are delicate and have no gender)
I took note of her saying it, simply because I never hear anyone our age using it
i can't say it offended me.