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before the squeamish started using it as a euphemism for biological sex.
I learn so much from z! I do remember the point, made here on WC, that language genders are different from human genders. However, now I learn of a new definition of squeamish. I've always used it to mean "easily made to feel sick," but there is also a definition of, "having strong moral views."

Come to think of it, if you have strong moral views you probably are easily made sick. Wink
 
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I've always used it to mean "easily made to feel sick," but there is also a definition of, "having strong moral views."

I was using the word in the sense of "easily disgusted by something".


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Gosh, I thought it meant a group of indigenous peoples in Western Canada! http://www.squamish.net/


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That's the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh.
 
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Actually the Squeamish Indians were known for covering their bodies with dung to intimidate their enemies, hence the present definition of the term.


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I was using the word in the sense of "easily disgusted by something".

Really, z, or were you kidding? If so, I wonder if people ever use the definition of "having strong moral values." I haven't heard of it, have you?
 
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