Omicron, on 09 May 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:
Companion moreso in terms of hanging with the guy.
I guess the kinda correct term would be escort, but not the sexual connotation of that word. Geisha can accompany you to theaters, restuarants, sporting events, etc. They are just for entertainment.
It's a slippery slope, and most people often do confuse them with being a common whore. :/
Yeah, I can definitely see the correlation, but thank you for the information! At least I never made that mistake in the "real world," as I tend to not discuss Japanese culture, let alone geisha.
gotoAndLego, on 09 May 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:
Where in that definition does it say prostitute? There are many non-sexual escorts in the world.
There are many sexual escorts in the world as well. "Companion for men" is questionable, perhaps. Also, another quote from dictionary.com regarding word history:
"1887, "Japanese girl whose profession is to sing and dance to entertain men;" hence, loosely, "prostitute," from Japanese, lit."
It goes on to say a little more, I still feel that this isn't relevant, as it still isn't terminologically referenced as a "geisha" by Lego.
Edited by LRDark, 09 May 2012 - 08:36 PM.