someone on tiktok said "if 'were' (as in werewolf) is the Old English word for 'man' and 'wif' is the Old English word for 'woman', shouldn't a femme werewolf be called a wifwolf?" and now I can't stop thinking about that

@dustin @balrogboogie no no no that means something entiiiirely different

@balrogboogie Indeed - esp. as OE 'wer(e)' is explicitly male (cognate with Latin vir, cf. virile), not like 'man(n)' which is ambiguous though typically just 'person' (cf. OE 'wifman' > 'woman'.)

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