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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...

grand slam

grand slam  n.— «There obviously was a lot of bonding time in Welch’s quest to get his granddaughter’s wild turkey “grand slam,” as it’s known, on video.…Luckett has accomplished…the grand slam twice, along with a...

double slam

double slam  n.— «There obviously was a lot of bonding time in Welch’s quest to get his granddaughter’s wild turkey “grand slam,” as it’s known, on video.…Luckett has accomplished…the grand slam twice, along with a...

royal slam

royal slam  n.— «There obviously was a lot of bonding time in Welch’s quest to get his granddaughter’s wild turkey “grand slam,” as it’s known, on video.…Luckett has accomplished…the grand slam twice, along with a...

resaca

resaca  n.— «Let’s look at Brownsville, Texas: You have got the Rio Grande river coming down; you have a thing called resacas, which is the Spanish term for ox-bow lakes, they’re a natural phenomenon.» —“We’ve Had 40 Years of Total...

chansa

chansa  n.— «The word “chansa” means chance, only it doesn’t exist in too many Spanish dictionaries, if any. In the Rio Grande Valley, dale chansa translates to, “Give him a chance.”» —“Area lingo a way of life...

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