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"Be a man"

Post by reboot on Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:11 am

Video asking men and boys ages 5-50 to say what they think that phrase means

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Post by Izmuth on Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:30 pm

It's interesting the different angles they come from.

About 50% describes the first association that comes into their head as positive (be strong, be confident etc. etc.), and about 50% directly associates it with being an insult because the only time you hear people say the phrase is when you fail to live up to the ideal in some way in the eyes of the insulter.

I'll take the advice of the giant pastry in Shrek 2 and simply Be Good. Less ambiguous than Be a Man Razz
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Post by Wondering on Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:14 pm

When I see this phrase, I can't help but immediately think of the song from Mulan. Smile

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Post by WJMorris3 on Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:46 pm

Wondering wrote:When I see this phrase, I can't help but immediately think of the song from Mulan. Smile
Well then, let's get down to business...

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Re: "Be a man"

Post by nearly_takuan on Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:41 pm

Had the same thought. The thread title made me completely disregard all other context and I came in expecting nothing more than "we must be swift as a coursing river" and a playful gig.
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Post by WJMorris3 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:40 am

Time for an early music break, then?


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