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performativity

performativity  n.— «Recently, a Harvard teaching fellow, Jen Hui Bon Hoa, sent an e-mail to her students in English 193: Introduction to 20th-Century Literary Theory, informing them that the next day’s lesson would be a...

man-dress

man-dress  n.— «The fact that I had to dress up like an Iraqi to watch a meeting firsthand just goes to show that something’s wrong. What’s a gringo doing wearing a man-dress? Or jundee ameriki (american soldier) as they say in...

man-dress

man-dress n. among English-speaking troops stationed in Iraq, the dishdasha (also dishdash or thobe), a long robe-like garment commonly worn by men in Arab countries. It is similar to a jellaba without a hood. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

man-dress

man-dress  n.— «When we go into town, we take sling shots and paint balls. Fuck those kids. This one kid I hit was wearing a man-dress and was pissed, he thought I ruined it.» —by Jason Christoper Hartley in Iraq Just...

man dress

man dress  n.— «The Kia driver, a fierce-looking Iraqi in a head scarf and what the troops call a “man dress,” glares at Mears and honks defiantly.» —“Days Deprived And On Edge” by David Wood in Baghdad...

man-dress

man-dress  n.— «You can put a guy in a “man-dress”—that’s what the soldiers call it—have him grow a beard and get a tan…but unless he can make these certain Arab sounds, he’s a dead giveaway.» —“Gov’t seeks Arabic...