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” ‘Homosexual’ is a barbarously hybrid word, and I claim no responsibility for it.” –H. Havelock Ellis, “Studies in Psychology,” 1897
a : happily excited : merry
b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits
fag 2 (fæɡ)
1. ( Brit ) a slang word for cigarette
originally posted by: weirdguy
The only time I have been scared of a gay person was when a butch lesbian wanted to fist fight me. I brushed past her/him in a crowded bar and the mere fact that a real male touched her/him resulted in blind rage. All of my mates back at the table were pissing themselves laughing and had their phones out, filming, just in case I got my ass whooped. I just backed away and let her/him role play their interpretation of an alpha male.
originally posted by: charles1952
I don't think I can ever forgive the movement for the corruption of that glorious word.
Well if Straights aren't afraid of Gays, who should be? Gays. The rate of intimate partner violence among Gays is higher than that among Straights.
So, in the interest of fairness and equal rights, whenever I see or hear "Homophobia" The rational word in response will be "Queer." Perhaps "Abnormal" would also work, since it is statistically true.
Dear Pinke, you're going to far here. But, if you insist that what's important is what people are trying to express I assume I should start calling Straights "Normal." And those who have a fear of "Normal" should , naturally, be called "Perverts."
Word definitions are changing for all kinds of reasons, sometimes just accident and sometimes for the political, but it's what people are trying to express that is important. Focus on that.
This, to me, is inexplicable. I've been told that Gays have been everywhere for thousands of years. Are you trying to tell me that in all those ages, no gay has come up with a word for their relationships and beliefs until the middle of the 20th Century? Balderdash.
I rate being able to express one's relationships and beliefs above an extra word for 'happy'.