A time-tested putdown among boys and adult males is the “You throw like a girl” insult meant to highlight the targeted male’s inability to throw some object with the appropriate force needed to get the object moving and continuing along the correct trajectory. In other words, as the male of your species you should posses the innate ability to throw a ball, but instead you lob it overhand like a female that’s never thrown a pitch or a pass in her life.
Of course, the action verb throw is replaceable with just about any action the insulter wishes. But if you’re a motorcyclist, and a buddy attempts to slam you with, “You ride like a chick!” then hang your head high. After you watch the lil’ lady in this 2011 video competing in the popular Japanese sport of motorcycle gymkhana you’ll wish you had two-wheeled skills as mad as hers.
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