Name an occupation ending in the word "man"

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  1. Rush-2112

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    So I'm taking a Feminism course this semester, and it's incredible how I never noticed this. These are gender neutral jobs, and yet end in "man."

    So Mailman for instance...
     
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    I've just always substituted the suffix -woman when it's a female in that occupation. A little awkward with some words, but fits with most. Ultimately I really don't think it matters.
     
  4. Richland123

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    Sound Man
    Milk Man
    Phone Man
    Repair Man
    Cable "Guy"

    Our drummer is a Mail Man but he says they now call them Mail Carriers
     
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  6. lustersilk

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    Trash Man
    Police Man
    Mail Man
    Fire Man

    All of these can have women or person substituted quite easily
     
  7. Goatee220

    Goatee220 Bassist/Goalie Ordinaire Supporting Member

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    Door man
    Corpsman
     
  8. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

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    Ironman
    Spiderman
    Superman
    and Hulk...:oops:
     
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    sloasdaylight Banned

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    Don't forget Wonder Wo-Man.
     
  10. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    Repo-man
    Hit-man
     
  11. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

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    How I typically hear them these days...

    Trash Collector
    Police Officer
    Mail Carrier
    Firefighter
     
  12. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    Penile American
     
  13. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner Supporting Member

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    Handyman
    Boogie man
    The man
    Foreman
     
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  15. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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    I wish that feminist was spell feMANist. The ultimate irony.
     
  16. ThudThudThud

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    That's the bass player, man!
     
  17. 4Mal

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    He-man ... Did that one get mentioned... Not really an occupation, I suppose...
     
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  21. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard

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    I can not believe it took 18 posts to get to this! We're slipping here at TB.
     

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