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#1 2017-07-31 21:40:04

DavidTuggy
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Cro-Magnum man

We’ve had Crow Magnon man and Pro-Magnon man , but I think this is new:

The differences between these men and the ancient farming woman speak of a “profound migratory episode” in the 1,000 years between their lifetimes [...] Cro-Magnum Man has been found to have been in Europe well

The pendulum has swung from the Cro-Magnum ethic of “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche” to the pathetic Wild Men who sit around beating drums and bitching about their fathers.

I can’t help it if you’re Cro-Magnum Man when it comes to tech.

Cro-magnum man found in West France People throughout Asia, Australia First engravings (Venus of Willendorf, Austria). 30,000 BC, Bones in west Europe

I guess “Magnum” has cool masculine connotations (firearms, Magnum P.I. ?), and Cro-Magnon Man is somehow cooler than Neanderthal Man and other fourbares. Or something like that.

There were hits for pro magnum and crow magnum but all I saw looked purposeful; maybe some aren’t, but I didn’t have time to sift through to look for them.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2017-07-31 21:54:33)


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#2 2017-08-02 20:30:39

kem
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Re: Cro-Magnum man

Seems like one of Pat’s WTF substitutions.


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