Posted by ESC on January 07, 2005
In Reply to: 'earth girls are easy' posted by Word Camel on January 07, 2005
: : : : a phrase alledgedly used by aliens to describe the virtue of earth girls. It is part of a family of expressions like the description of US Army lads in England during WWII "overpaid, oversexed, and over here".
: : : : Why is it that the girls from far away look so very tasty.... is it the grass is greener syndrome?
: : : It's not that the girls "from away" are "easy." It is that it is easier for a man to abandon moral restraints when pursuing women who don't remind him of his mother and sisters and the girl-next-door.
: : It's equally true that having a non-native accent apparently adds to a man's allure - the number of times I have been told in the USA that I'm just like Rupert Everett is ridiculous. Admittedly we're fractionally similar in coloration and diction, but he's apparently about 3 inches taller than me and we don't share the same gender preferences.
: And you always reminded me of Rhett Butler...
A memory from my youth. My girlfriend and I met some men with British accents. That and the fact that they were wearing suits with vests made me think that they were absolutely trustworthy. Turns out they were perfect gentlemen. Looking back though, it was probably a little silly to base character analysis on clothes and an accent.