Re: Stroustrup's Confession (bogus?)

Erik Moeller (
Mon, 23 Mar 1998 21:59:47 +0100

>Don't forget that some languages have masculine, feminine, and
>neuter. In German, for example, a teenage girl is neuter (obviously
>invented by a father with a good imagination and not much contact
>with reality).

Don't tell me. The German expression for "girl", "Maedchen", is indeed
neuter. Just one of many examples for repression of female sexuality even in

Where does the "wo" in "woman" actually come from?

Erik Moeller