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OK maybe I'm nitpicking but is anyone else a little peeved at being called a FreshMAN?

"Fresher" is the modern-day word for the 1st yr at college - but as this is called 'CafeMOM' aren't we ALL Freshwomen?


Asked by stace101 at 12:29 PM on May. 14, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I wasn't annoyed by it. I guess it is because when I was in school we were still called Freshmen, and it wasn't a big deal. Sometimes political correctness goes too far.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:31 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • I really dislike 'fresher'.

    Answer by Octobersmom at 12:48 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • It would still have the derivation of man in there FreshwoMEN.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • I'd rather be a Freshman than a "Fish". I've never heard anyone, in real life, say "oh yea, I'm a freshwoman."
    And I agree with dullscissors, "Fresher" sounds ridiculous.

    Answer by M.Galvan at 2:18 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • I'm grateful the schools here haven't yet fallen victim to asinine nomenclature disguised as political correctness.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:31 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Nope. "Man" implies 'mankind' which is humans. The man doesn't imply gender her. It is just a word.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:32 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • I don't really care. It's an anonymous website.

    Answer by meooma at 12:31 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • I feel your pain. However, it beats the name "Fresh Fish" as some use to call us when I was Freshman

    Answer by -lovingliam- at 12:31 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Never really gave it much thought

    Answer by MexTexmom2 at 12:33 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Thx, I don't really think of it as political correctness - I just don't like being thought of as a Man who's Fresh!
    I agree Freshwoman still contains 'man' though I think the feminists who refer to us as 'wimmin' ARE going a bit far! Anyway "Fresher" is surely the term and it sounds much nicer.

    Comment by stace101 (original poster) at 12:39 PM on May. 14, 2011