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bitch

(bich),
A female dog of breeding age.
[O.E. bicche]
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Figes describes bitching as a 'very female art form', posing the question: why should we all strive to be 'good' when being wicked can be so much fun?
Bitching takes various forms - from the office ringleaders to Hollywood divas who cancel press interviews.
Bitching can bring women together - what better bonding experience than a mutual dislike of the woman who appears to have everything - and it can sharpen their wits.
But Figes believes there is a time and a place for bitching. Yes, do it when you're having a bad day or have been upset by annoying types such as traffic wardens, bank managers and bosses.
- and Figes believes bitching about family members to other family members or friends is acceptable (because they will surely be doing it about you).
But it's hard to know who your friends are as 44 per cent admitted to bitching about women in their group when they've slipped to the toilet.
He said: "The statistics for bitching are very high.
In an extended illustration, I revisit an instance of secretarial bitching drawn from my notes on conversations among the corporate secretaries in a management consulting firm.
Bitching shares certain features with gossip, complaining, and "troubles talk." But it entails unique features that set it apart as a distinct "structure of experience" (Hymes, 1972).
In this sense, the reconstructive narratives of bitching are similar to conversational complaining, supporting Jones' observation that bitching operates as interpersonal complaining.
Like indirect complaints, the reconstructions of bitching target someone/something not present, include an explicit evaluative component about the injustice of a perceived offense, and entail considerable contextual framing.