I Blame the Dutch (mpoetess) wrote,
I Blame the Dutch
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What is with the sudden popular use of 'sex' as a verb? Or more specifically, 'sexing' as an equivalent for 'having sex' or 'fucking,' et al? I caught it in sparkledark's post, but I've been seeing it pop up all over recently. T'is very odd, because to my associative brain, sex or sexing as a verb thing means 'to determine the gender of by examining primary and secondary sexual characteristics' -- in biology or pet-breeding.

So now I'm picturing Angel trying to determine Willow's gender. Giggle.

I can see it as something Victorian that's popped up again -- possibly due to popularity of well-researched historical fic. Or is there a fannish source of the phrase that I'm too BtvS-cloistered to have realized?

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