Monday, February 07, 2005

Gentle Women


I just got this random thought while surfing blogs…
Why men are called gentlemen? Is it because they are gentle? Are they all gentle? What if the man isn't gentle? Why do we generalize it?
I know women are gentle. Are they called gentle women? Not as far as I know. Why aren't women called gentle women just like men are called gentle men?

Lets rehearse this,,
Ladies and gentle men
Gentle ladies and gentle men
Gentle ladies and men
None of them sounds good, hmmm
Gentle people
Gentle crowd
Gentle creatures
Gentle both genders
Hmmmmm
Hope this gentle post doesn't keep me sleepless tonight.

26 comments:

Purgatory said...

entee laish em3qda 7ayatech :P go eat

Vintage said...

flamingoleya.. gentle both gender :)

Hopeless Poet said...

with gentlemen, maybe it is just the same case as when you address a company with mo7tarameen while they r not!

Flamingoliya said...

Purg,
I eat, mako fayda :p

Vintage,
It doesn’t rhyme!

Poet,
You got it, that’s what I was thinking of :)

Jewaira said...

Because when a woman is addressed as a "Lady" that is already a term of respect as opposed to plain "woman". Gentleman of course is the equivalent of Lady. Both refer to members of the human race who have higly refined manners, equisite taste, and pure blood :P

Flamingoliya said...

Jewaira, LOL
and what is what I realized today morning, but needed confirmation :p

Flamingoliya said...

typo!
that is what...

Armani.Lab said...

I totally agree with Jewaira =)

Vintage said...

gentle is a man
who has a secret fan
she knows its him
the only man who has no sin
---- ayshayyyyyyyyyyyy :) just trying to ryme and o ga3da agz bel blogs badal ma athaye3 bnzen o agz barra :)

Flamingoliya said...

Armani,
The voice of wisdom :)


Vintage,
He likes to hide in the dustbin
She likes kiss his chin
:p

Hopeless Poet said...

How about this? ;)

Gentle in her touch
And tender as such
He knows it’s her
The one to die for

Flamingoliya said...

she runs to the door
trips on the floor
as she remembers the time they met in Singapore
tell me more that it is me you adore

Hopeless Poet said...

He holds her close and whispers in her ear
“I adore you” and he sounds so sincere
And lots of words she likes to hear
He promises to be with her year after year

Vintage said...

i beg to differ -

mine the best poem :)

Purgatory said...

eat more so you can put some meat on that skinny body ;)

Flamingoliya said...

poet,
she sheds a tear
as he holds her near
he tells her there's nothing to fear;
our future together is crystal clear

Flamingoliya said...

vintage,
you always beg to differ. that is not fair. our readers should judge :p

Flamingoliya said...

purg,
who says i'm skinny?! :p

Flamingoliya said...

oh maybe i am! compared to almalika li6eefa :p

Vintage said...

loooooooool queen latifa however fat, very funny :D

Flamingoliya said...

yes i like her, but our dude fancies her!!!!

True Faith said...

Flamingoliya,

We could say: Ladies and Gentle Girls, and those who are called Men.

Hopeless Poet said...

I agree with you flami, the public should judge and I know they will vote for me :p

so here it goes:

He wipes away her tears
And thank god that he answered his prayers
And sent an angel from heaven
The most precious gift he was ever given

Flamingoliya said...

True faith,
LOL.. i liked that!
welcome :)

Flamingoliya said...

Poet! this is not fair! :(
how would you know!
anyway, i guess we should add the @copyright under each post.

Flamingoliya said...

gentle is a man
who has a secret fan
she knows its him
the only man who has no sin

He likes to hide in the dustbin
She likes kiss his chin

Gentle in her touch
And tender as such
He knows it’s her
The one to die for

she runs to the door
trips on the floor
as she remembers the time they met in Singapore
tell me more that it is me you adore

He holds her close and whispers in her ear
“I adore you” and he sounds so sincere
And lots of words she likes to hear
He promises to be with her year after year

she sheds a tear
as he holds her near
he tells her there's nothing to fear;
our future together is crystal clear

He wipes away her tears
And thank god that he answered his prayers
And sent an angel from heaven
The most precious gift he was ever given

she wears a dress made of scarlet linen
sets the table and serves him her homemade fresh chicken
they speak,eat, laugh and compete
everything now feels so perfect and complete

copyright@Flamingoliya