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Name an occupation ending in the word "man"

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Rush-2112, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    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...
  2. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars

  3. 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


    Apr 17, 2009
    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
  5. Trash Man
    Police Man
    Mail Man
    Fire Man

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

    Goatee220 Bassist/Photographer/Goalie Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Spring City, PA
    Door man
  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    and Hulk...:oops:
  8. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Don't forget Wonder Wo-Man.
  9. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

  10. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    How I typically hear them these days...

    Trash Collector
    Police Officer
    Mail Carrier
  11. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Penile American
  12. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Boogie man
    The man
  13. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    "The Man"
  14. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    I wish that feminist was spell feMANist. The ultimate irony.
  15. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    That's the bass player, man!
  16. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    He-man ... Did that one get mentioned... Not really an occupation, I suppose...
  17. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Hu-man ?:p
  18. Soulman
  19. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009

  20. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Banned Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I can not believe it took 18 posts to get to this! We're slipping here at TB.