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Acing the Rainbow Bechdel
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cadenzamuse From: cadenzamuse Date: January 14th, 2013 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)

FYI (you may already know this)

Totally beside the point, but two of my best friends' mother* is from Barbados, and the colloquial name for people from Barbados is "Basian." One of them suggested that the likely linguistic path was "Barbadian"->"Barbasian"->"Basian."

*They're twins. They have the same mother. :)
valarltd From: valarltd Date: January 14th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: FYI (you may already know this)

Thank you. I hadn't actually needed the term so I found myself confused.

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 15th, 2013 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: FYI (you may already know this)

Fascinating. I don't think I've encountered the term before. Thanks for sharing.
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