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|Originally posted by Britishmum
I'd say, just point it out gently if anyone makes that mistake. That is imo all that is necessary.
|8 entries found for Witch.
witch ( P ) Pronunciation Key (wch)
A woman claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery.
A believer or follower of Wicca; a Wiccan.
A woman considered to be spiteful or overbearing.
Informal. A woman or girl considered bewitching.
One particularly skilled or competent at one's craft: “A witch of a writer, [she] is capable of developing an intensity that verges on ferocity” (Peter S. Prescott).
|Originally posted by moss
Why not just use a different term?
|Originally posted by Arduinna
And I think the point is how did the word witch come to mean A woman considered to be spiteful or overbearing??
|And I think the point is how did the word witch come to mean A woman considered to be spiteful or overbearing??|
|Originally posted by DaryLLL
The dominant culture in the Western world has led its aderents to believe witches are evil. Satan worshipers. Green skinned and riding around on brooms against the law of physics no less.
|"Suffer not a poisoner to live" in the Bible has been incorrectly translated to "suffer not a witch to live." Just what would a witch have looked like in 1000 BCE I like to wonder?|
|Originally posted by Spongie
And, this is a slightly separate rant, but I think the word bitch is incredibly offensive, and shouldn't be used either.
|As a matter of fact, why do we need the feel to call names at all?|
|I think this is a really valid point. 'Bitch' has often been used to describe assertive women who stand up for themselves...not something that i would put a negative label onto.|