Originally Posted by dverb92
Can anyone humor me on the subject? Lol
I'm a safe person myself but many peers are just infuriated when they hear "safety Sally" why is that? ?de02
Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
Safety Sally just sounds like a real Debbie Downer.
Safety Sally just sounds almost like a derogatory term. Almost like just a nice way of calling someone a range Nazi. Especially when directed towards a man. It's a feminine adjective. When you direct it towards a man, is almost as if you're calling them a sissy little girl, insulting their masculinity and implying they aren't tough and not willing to live "on the edge".
Stupid? Yep. Understandable? To me, yep. There are more... Flattering... Ways to talk of someone's stringent adherence to safe practices.
"man, I like how C3 only keeps one type of powder out while reloading. That's a man that ain't likely to ever deserve a Darwin award."
There are also ways of pointing out someone being silly on safety practices.
"hey Billy Joe, your idea of making the dump truck drivers wear a hi-vis vest is kinda redundant, don't ya think? They never get out of the truck, and if they don't have it on when they get here, then driving the truck while trying to get it on could be even more dangerous..."
Just like the saying, "it's not what you say, is how you say it", safety sally is oftentimes used in a slightly derogatory fashion.