Posted by Todd (184.108.40.206) on January 17, 2000 at 19:34:09:
In Reply to: As they often said in my old neighborhood when all else posted by Jack Boyd on January 17, 2000 at 18:41:11:
Why are there people named Boyd and yet none named Girld? My theory is that, at some prior point in history, some males 'boyd' other people. Women, observing how horrific this was, refused to engage in 'girling'.Thus, some families became known as 'boyers' or 'boyds', but none became known as 'girlers' or 'girlds'.
Either this, or there is some other, totally different and possibly rational, explanation.
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