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Is “Sassy” Gendered and Derogatory?

A young woman in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is conflicted after a professor writes a glowing recommendation for her that also describes her as sassy. Isn’t sassy a gendered term that should be avoided? And if so, how should she handle the...


huacha  n.— Note: “Huacha” seems to be a Mexican Spanish borrowing of the English word “washer,” referring to a small, flat ring of metal. «For more than 40 years, Garcia, 66, of Las Cruces, has practiced the skill...


periodic  n.— «I thought he had sobered up during our growing up years. I was wrong. He was what is known as a “periodic.” He revealed his dual life to my sister and to me as we entered college, then regularly showed up on...


 n.— —”Tresco affects southern New Mexico” by Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico) Jan. 8, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)