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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #46
52. Now THAT I would support.
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  -That is SO Gay! TallahasseeGrannie  Mar-28-06 12:06 PM   #0 
  - Yeah... weird use of it... An ex of mine's sister used it all the time...  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 12:09 PM   #1 
  - Well, word meanings do change over time  skygazer   Mar-28-06 12:12 PM   #2 
  - "groovy" is out of style? Bummer.  anarch   Mar-28-06 01:19 PM   #14 
     - I'm hip! It's a total drag.  Richardo   Mar-28-06 04:48 PM   #36 
     - I advise you to drive over to the Tropicana and pick up on  leeroysphits   Mar-28-06 05:09 PM   #37 
     - Ahem  hfojvt   Mar-28-06 05:17 PM   #38 
        - I don't care if bummer is out of style, I still like it. nt  yellowdogintexas   Mar-28-06 07:03 PM   #55 
  - My teenage niece and nephew say it  LostinVA   Mar-28-06 12:13 PM   #3 
  - I've seen it a lot on automotive discussion fora  B3Nut   Mar-28-06 12:26 PM   #4 
  - I think that one became widespread about ten years ago.  ContraBass Black   Mar-28-06 12:28 PM   #5 
  - Well it just hit Tallahassee!  TallahasseeGrannie   Mar-28-06 12:29 PM   #6 
  - I have heard this used from time to time... "Those shoes are so gay," they  bob_weaver   Mar-28-06 12:31 PM   #7 
  - Here's how I stopped my nephews from saying it/  Gormy Cuss   Mar-28-06 12:35 PM   #8 
  - Been that way my whole life.  Vash the Stampede   Mar-28-06 12:40 PM   #9 
  - I wonder if she knows that "gay" used to mean happy or cheerful.  Left Is Write   Mar-28-06 12:53 PM   #10 
  - my 22 yo cousin uses it that way. except around me.  fleabert   Mar-28-06 12:56 PM   #11 
  - It's been used that way for decades....  eeyore   Mar-28-06 01:13 PM   #12 
  - yup, in California in the 70s and 80s it was used that way, too  Flaxbee   Mar-28-06 04:06 PM   #33 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-28-06 01:18 PM   #13 
  - Totally normal --  Katherine Brengle   Mar-28-06 01:29 PM   #15 
  - Many people DO equate it with "being gay = being stupid"...  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 01:31 PM   #16 
  - I'm an adult who has never equated being gay with being stupid  hobo_baggins   Mar-28-06 03:33 PM   #26 
  - Not the word, the phrase. But you go ahead and use it.  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 03:35 PM   #27 
  - I understand, but...  Katherine Brengle   Mar-28-06 06:03 PM   #44 
     - And I understand that... but it doesn't really matter how people mean  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 06:48 PM   #51 
        - You see, I'm afraid I must disagree  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Mar-28-06 06:56 PM   #53 
           - I had a friend whose father used the n-word to describe black people...  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 07:01 PM   #54 
              - I can see your point  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Mar-28-06 07:22 PM   #56 
                 - None of this upsets me... We're having a discussion.  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 07:42 PM   #57 
                 - Very true  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Mar-28-06 07:57 PM   #59 
                    - Likewise.  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 08:03 PM   #60 
                 - "I think not stopping to think is a form of meaning in its own way"  Sugar Smack   Mar-28-06 08:03 PM   #61 
                    - Yes, good quote.  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 08:04 PM   #62 
                       - I love posters like this.  Sugar Smack   Mar-28-06 08:09 PM   #63 
                          - Yeah... too bad it "was disappeared."  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 08:10 PM   #64 
                             - LOL!!!!!  Sugar Smack   Mar-28-06 08:14 PM   #65 
                                - Yeah... that was a classic.  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 08:14 PM   #66 
  - Eminem uses the word faggot in his songs  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Mar-28-06 05:23 PM   #40 
     - Let me add here  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Mar-28-06 06:31 PM   #48 
  - Whitebread college kids use it too.  izzybeans   Mar-28-06 01:36 PM   #17 
  - My sister says it all the time.  ThomCat   Mar-28-06 01:41 PM   #18 
  - i really hate that  jukes   Mar-28-06 02:14 PM   #19 
  - As a kid in the late 70s/early 80s  Mad_Dem_X   Mar-28-06 02:39 PM   #20 
  - My son's friends have tried to use it in our home  Debi   Mar-28-06 02:39 PM   #21 
  - Good response. I work with teachers who never allow that  CLW   Mar-28-06 08:18 PM   #67 
  - Don't ask me, Grannie. I'm still confused as to why gay means  Arkansas Granny   Mar-28-06 02:41 PM   #22 
  - Homosexual is pejorative  JackBeck   Mar-28-06 02:54 PM   #23 
     - Well, doesn't "heterosexual" also emphasize sexual activity?  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Mar-28-06 05:32 PM   #41 
     - True, but how often do you hear "heterosexual lifestyle"  JackBeck   Mar-28-06 06:02 PM   #43 
        - Ah, good point.  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Mar-28-06 06:22 PM   #47 
     - THEN WHAT THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO SAY???  Katherine Brengle   Mar-28-06 06:09 PM   #45 
  - My kids use it all the time and I lecture them each  jeanarrett   Mar-28-06 03:30 PM   #24 
  - same here. it's frustrating because  cosmicbandita   Mar-28-06 03:49 PM   #28 
  - Take an empty coffee can  xmas74   Mar-28-06 04:03 PM   #31 
  - My mom did that when I was little and I had to put a quarter  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Mar-28-06 06:32 PM   #49 
     - I used to tell my parents to keep my allowance.  xmas74   Mar-28-06 08:53 PM   #70 
     - My dad fined us all the time  jeanarrett   Mar-29-06 09:58 AM   #73 
  - There IS a pop culture etymology to this use...  Texaroo   Mar-28-06 04:10 PM   #34 
  - Why not just reply with, "Oh ick. That is so straight!"  bob_weaver   Mar-28-06 03:32 PM   #25 
  - The problem with that is it doesnt do anything.  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Mar-28-06 06:38 PM   #50 
  - I don't advocate violence against children  xmas74   Mar-28-06 04:01 PM   #29 
  - My partner (in his 30th year teaching high school) hears it constantly....  Rowdyboy   Mar-28-06 04:02 PM   #30 
  - Unfortunately, I'm old enough to remember when  smitty   Mar-28-06 05:19 PM   #39 
  - "That is SO gay" is the same thing as "That is SO faggy"  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 04:03 PM   #32 
  - ICAM.  tjdee   Mar-28-06 04:46 PM   #35 
  - ~  arwalden   Mar-28-06 05:55 PM   #42 
  - I propose a more appropriate alternative...  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-28-06 06:21 PM   #46 
  - Now THAT I would support.  Misunderestimator   Mar-28-06 06:49 PM   #52 
  - Remember, Gay started out as meaning happy...  YellowRubberDuckie   Mar-28-06 07:56 PM   #58 
  - If two gay people are using it between themselves, that's one thing  no name no slogan   Mar-28-06 08:26 PM   #68 
     - I call my friend levi a bad gay man all the time...  YellowRubberDuckie   Mar-28-06 08:34 PM   #69 
  - I propose we ask "That's So Raven" to rule on this matter. n/t  JackBeck   Mar-28-06 09:02 PM   #71 
  - I've known that version since the late 80s  DS1   Mar-28-06 09:03 PM   #72 
  - I'm almost 36 and that phrase was definitely in use when I was in junior  grace0418   Mar-29-06 10:03 AM   #74 
  - I've heard it many times, and not as "stupid", more "not manly"  NewJeffCT   Mar-29-06 10:09 AM   #75 
     - Is that better? That they use "gay" to mean "not manly"...  Misunderestimator   Mar-29-06 10:20 AM   #76 
        - I agree that it's insulting to gay people  NewJeffCT   Mar-29-06 10:24 AM   #77 
           - Ah, cool, I misunderstood.  Misunderestimator   Mar-29-06 10:25 AM   #78 
 

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