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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:05 AM

A Handy Graphic For Anyone Who Struggles To Find A Synonym For The Word 'Gay'

It’s called a thesaurus. Use it


Found on AlisonRowan’s website/MoveOn.org

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Reply A Handy Graphic For Anyone Who Struggles To Find A Synonym For The Word 'Gay' (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
snooper2 Jan 2013 #1
yardwork Jan 2013 #4
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #5
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2013 #2
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #3

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:13 AM

1. when I was in high school people used it as a synonym for colorful,

out-there, jolly, bright,

not corrupt, idiotic or trashy...actually the opposite of those words if anything- Not saying it's right but not sure the words on there are correct.








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Response to snooper2 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:34 AM

4. The word "gay" is now used as a pejorative. "That's so gay" means "That's bad."

This usage is pervasive among young people now, but I think that it may have peaked and be dying out. We can hope.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:38 AM

5. In the UK

it conveys "ridiculous or absurd" . It wasn't intended here as a slur anyway.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:14 AM

2. Except...they're not looking for a synonym for "gay"

they're using "gay" as a synonym for all those other words. (Which is worse.)

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:20 AM

3. First to show are actually

merry - cheerful - jolly - joyful - blithe - mirthful.

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