My Handle Explained (I hope, for the last time)  

MissAnnThrope 58F
11679 posts
9/27/2005 2:42 pm

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My Handle Explained (I hope, for the last time)

Once again, I had to deal with one of those people who thinks they know it all. "Gee MissAnn, your handle says you hate men, but you're straight? I never heard of a straight lesbian before."

I didn't rip him a new orafice, as he was half witty and turned out to not fight when I corrected him. However, I'm sick of being called a man hater.

So kids, I hope this is the last time I have to explain this. I am a misanthrope. I have a general disliking for humanity in general. The dictionary does not call a misanthrope a woman who hates men. Here are the dictionary definitions:

n: One who hates or mistrusts humankind.
n: someone who dislikes people in general.

Now, have you all got it? I think at least 90% of the general population is comprised of air thieves. They're stealing air people with brains could be breathing. If you've ever worked for any length of time in retail, as I have done, or worked in the service industry in any form, you would know what I mean.

Now, what is a manhater? That would be a misandrist. Just as a misogynist hates women. Now, are we all clear?

SibylBatchAxile 45M
384 posts
9/27/2005 3:20 pm

I know how you feel MissAnn!

And thanks for helping to educate the less-enlightened people out there.

Theflinkychick 107F

9/27/2005 3:50 pm

hmmm... just a little more edgy way of saying "Here's your sign"...

Not all who wander are lost.

rm_connor696 62M
834 posts
9/27/2005 9:00 pm

For the last time?! Miss Ann, you're an . . . optimist! Whodda thunk it?

redmustang91 58M  
8949 posts
9/28/2005 1:58 pm

I feel your pain! One of my fav books is the Fourth Voyage of Gulliver's Travels by Jon. Swift. The Yahoos are so identifiably human and the Hou. are lovely horses. I say the more I know of people, the better I like dogs! Generally, I like 90% of dogs and 10% of people! I also like that expression: I love people, it is the public I cannot stand! There is something to that as well.

rm_saintlianna 46F
15466 posts
9/28/2005 8:18 pm

Crystal. I like you anyhow, so there!

nietchze 45M

9/29/2005 2:05 am

Huh...and all this time i thought you were Jim Thrope's daughter Ann. Learn somthing new every day i guess.

MissAnnThrope 58F
11488 posts
9/30/2005 2:49 am

Thanks, Darius.

Katey, I'm glad it was amusing.

Flinky, I don't get the "here's your sign."

connor, bite your tongue! That's all I need. First, you start calling me an optimist and then the rumors that I'm actually not a misanthropic bitch get started. I'm hoping it's the last time I have to explain, not because I'm optimistic, but because I plan on pointing anyone who accuses me of being a manhater to this post!

Thanks, lianna. I like you too. You seem to be as morbid as I.

Nietchze, just because you're only my cyberson, it doesn't mean I can't put you over my knee, young man! (Yes, I remember all the Jim Thorpe references from the old EC room too. But you're still evil.)

SpaceRangerNJ 56M
4687 posts
10/1/2005 4:27 pm

Here's your sign is from the comedian Bill Engvall. It's what puts on people to let everyone know they are stupid.
Eg the police man who saw a tractor trailer stuck under a bridge and says to the driver, "got your truck stuck". The driver, of course, says nope, was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas.

rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2053 posts
10/1/2005 5:27 pm

You know, I make a point of never underestimating the stupidity of Americans, but this surprises even me. You imply that many people have made this mistake - WTF? And they go so far as to think MissAnnThrope means lesbian? Bloody hell!

nightstalker172 38M
1258 posts
10/2/2005 8:03 am

I know this has nothing to do with race but I thought Id say it anyway....whenever someone calls me a racist I say...."Im not racist I hate everyone equally" lol

I share your loathing for people BELIEVE ME...sometimes you meet people so stupid you wish it was legal to just pop their heads...but its not .....oh well....There are few peopel I actaully like the rest I simply tolerate...some more than others..

MissAnnThrope 58F
11488 posts
10/2/2005 5:20 pm

SpaceRanger, thanks for explaining that. I'm not familiar with him.

Voodoo, I'm constantly being accused of being a lesbian around here. It goes back to that attitude that how could any woman not want to fuck the guys who wander in here? But yeah, men do accuse me of being a manhating lesbian as soon as they see my name and then fight me on the meaning.

nightstalker, I actually believed in people, until I spent a few years working in a major department store. That was when I truly realized how stupid most people are. It's amazing. There are many people I feel should be put out of my misery. If only it was legal.

rm_femsex2 58M/58F

10/5/2005 6:20 am

MissAnnThrope, I have stumbled across your blog, and this entry was like reading words that I have spoken. I have a very dear friend (don't have many!) that actually emailed me a statement that she felt was fitting:

"For years, I thought that I didn't like people, that they were the difficult ones. Then it occured to me. That many people can't be wrong, it must be me."

My prompt response:

"You work 20 years as a retail store manager, experience first hand who's difficult. Apologize, and I'll consider keeping you as a friend."

xxxhandyman4u2 57M

10/6/2005 3:38 pm

Grin< OK, I loke It ......fits be sum help....Thankee kindly to Google.
Misanthropy has been ascribed to a number of writers of satire.


A person who expects only the worst from people: cynic, misanthropist.


The noun misanthrope has one meaning:

Meaning #1: someone who dislikes people in general
Synonym: misanthropist

Translations for: Misanthrope

Nederlands (Dutch)
misantroop, mensenhater

Français (French)

Deutsch (German)
n. - Misanthrop, Menschenfeind

Ελληνική (Greek)
n. μισάνθρωπος

Italiano (Italian)

Português (Portuguese)
n. - misantropo (m)

Русский (Russian)

Español (Spanish)
n. - misántropo

Svenska (Swedish)
n. - misantrop

中国话 (Simplified Chinese)
n. - 厌恶人类的人, 不愿与人来往者

中國話 (Traditional Chinese)
n. - 厭惡人類的人, 不願與人來往者

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 人間嫌いの人

العربيه (Arabic)
‏(الاسم كاره للبشر, ناقم‏

עברית‬ (Hebrew)
n. - ‮שונא אדם, אדם המתרחק מהחברה, מיזנתרופ‬
Misanthrope is a French Extreme Metal band inspired by the spirit of Moliere.

Comédie représentée pour
la première fois à Paris sur le théâtre du Palais-Royal le 4 juin 1666

it be a fine Handle ......Bows to Her.....And Doffs his Cap

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