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Terminology

Postby Summer » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:50 am

Hi, Happy Christmas to all of you gurls.
I need your opnion as to terminology. Having read quite a few posts here on this site it seems to be a lot more gentle/femme than other more "direct" sites. The introduction I put on here didn't go down too well, so just wondering whether people here liked terms like "tranny", or think this is too coarse for this site.
I am a straight(ish) m2f crossdresser to a small extent, but find the term tranny OK. What do you ll think about different terms like this?
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Re: Terminology

Postby Davina » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:47 pm

Hi Hunnie,

Tranny is a global term with a single meaning” Transvestite” to the uneducated “Oh hark at me getting on me orce “ we are all under a different banner ! all at various stages be it Cd,Tv,Tg,Ts ect and at levels within that personally for me its not offensive, but as Cass said its all in the delivery, I like labels give nice folks a point of reference, but you are bang on, this site is a safe haven from the vulgarity you find on other sites, With a good foundation of decent people. . . . Like me (Cheesy :) ) :love: ;)

No Riff Raff here thank you very much lol

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Terminology

Postby Meganxx » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:22 pm

I thought a tranny was a good all round multi-purpose van :? It is much amusement at work when someone says to get the tranny then remarks I haven't got my skirt on.... (I'm not 'out' at work, but I have dressed for various fancy dress occasions, much to my partner's displeasure).xx

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Re: Terminology

Postby Ashley Ann » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:41 am

I don't believe the word is bad, might be a bit abrasive to some though.
If you're concerned about the lack of replies in your introduction just remember this is a small forum and as you stated "Limited tranny time" I believe most people here have the same problem.
They get on when they find the opportunity and post if they can.
When you have the chance hop on and post! :thumbs:
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Re: Terminology

Postby Ashley Ann » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:43 am

Meganxx wrote:I thought a tranny was a good all round multi-purpose van :? It is much amusement at work when someone says to get the tranny then remarks I haven't got my skirt on.... (I'm not 'out' at work, but I have dressed for various fancy dress occasions, much to my partner's displeasure).xx



That's funny BTW! lol
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Re: Terminology

Postby Summer » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:05 am

Thank you all for the input. I suspect that I will stay using my abrasive terminology.
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Re: Terminology

Postby Karin k » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:14 pm

For me personally, i dont like this word much. Its kindve like the N-word to a black person in a way?. If i use it about myself, then thats okay. Or if someone i know well, uses it towards me in jest it can be okay too, but usually, like 99% of the time i find it to be deregatory. it might sound hypocritical but as a TS its kinda like taking a hammer to me and what im doing? Fortunately ive never had it said to my face ;)
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Re: Terminology

Postby GothGirl » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:32 pm

A year or so ago I watched this TV programme where a group of people took it in turns to go around each others houses to cook a meal. Think it was on Channel 4?

Anyway, on one particular episode, they had a cross dresser as one of the contestants. During the show, they asked him whether he preferred to be called a crossdresser, or tranvestite, etc. He was obviously offended by the term crossdresser, & went on to point out that women are the real crossdressers, & that he preferred to be called a 'tranny'.
Kind of surprised me, because I've heard the term 'tranny' used by women to describe other women who overdress/ wear too much make-up etc. " she looks a bit tranny".

The contestant on the show dress sense was verging on a drag queen though - almost Lily Savage, (& sounded a bit like her too if I remember).
Tranny makes me think of tranny van, with endless joke opportunities.

Probably prefer t-girl, for myself. I also drink alot of Tea too.

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