The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 May 2003

"Beeyotch" somehow seems inadequate

There's one great thing about working as a steward (ring attendant, more or less) at a dog show, says Greg Hlatky (21 May, 8:20 pm), who's done it:

[Y]ou get to say "bitch" as loudly as you want to and no one — human or canine — blinks an eye.

Which reminds me: I heard a story that some woman in California, circa 1990, presumably new at this, took serious umbrage when both the steward and the judge referred to her sweet, innocent, inoffensive little pet as a bitch. How dare they? (I'd love to get some corroboration of this, should any exist.)

And I suppose I can see her point. I was once introduced to someone with a Bichon Frisé, and immediately asked, "Is that, like, French for frizzy bitch?" Maybe she'll speak to me again, but I doubt it.

Posted at 8:03 AM to Dyssynergy


Maybe she assumed you weren't talking about her dog.....

Posted by: Steve at 8:32 AM on 22 May 2003

The context was clear; I think she just objected to someone making fun of her dog.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:50 AM on 22 May 2003

Some people just have no sense of humor.

Posted by: Steve at 10:03 AM on 22 May 2003

I think most people who own fancy-ass French breeds have no sense of humor. I myself find the question hilarious.

Posted by: Cam at 10:46 AM on 22 May 2003

Of course she had no sense of humor, but God clearly did when he created her.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:30 PM on 22 May 2003

A feminist once told me that all men were dogs. I said I agreed, but asked her, "So what does that make all women?"

Posted by: Tiger at 10:09 PM on 22 May 2003

Let me guess: she crapped on your shoe?

Posted by: CGHill at 7:15 AM on 23 May 2003