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Old 01-28-2009, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: The term "gay". -ANGER-

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"Gay" is just a word. It now has three well-known meanings:

-Gay can be referred to as happy or joyful. Something along those lines. This is the first and "true" definition of the word.
-Gay can be used as slang for someone who is homosexual.
-Gay can be used to describe someone or something (slang term) "That's so gay", "You're gay", ect.

The use of words will evolve over time, it's just a matter of dealing with it. "Gay" didn't start off pertaining to homosexuals.
Yeah you don't hear the Brady Bunch complaining that whenever they say, "I'm so gay." everyone giggles. The word has changed. I understand that you're sensitive to it, but it's not really making fun at homosexuals, its possible that it once was, but not any longer, it's now just a word
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:43 PM
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Using 'Gay' in that way is dumb.

My english teacher hates it.

Ex of why its dumb:

Bob: *pencil snaps* Awh my stupid gay pencil broke
NO BOB! *slaps*
That pencil does not have have a sexual preference :x So it cannot be gay.


...Yea its rude. I dont say that, nor do I say 'retarded' :-/
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:43 PM
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Well, my girlfriend at times uses it. Then she apologizes, since she knows it makes me snap on occasion. And when I snap, then I stay angry...then we don't...I'm not going into detail. Anyway... I at times say it, but only when I'm talking WITH my gay friends, or talking about them. I don't use it as a negative word. Because that would make me a hypocrite.
Why the hell do you get so angry about it? I work with a gay guy, and he uses the word like that all the time. Quit your whining.

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Lord Lucario hates gay people anyway (or the lifestyle, or whatever the hell crap he believes), so I'd expect that out of him.
I hate PC whiners that assume that not agreeing with one's actions = ... what's the word your kind uses... "hatemongering".
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:18 PM
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Why the hell do you get so angry about it? I work with a gay guy, and he uses the word like that all the time. Quit your whining.



I hate PC whiners.
LOL! That's the //point// of this thread, "genius". And that isn't very wise saying that to a moderator. Not wise at all...And thank you everyone for uhm...well...clarifying your view on the word. I mean, yea. I do take it offensively, because it's so...Hm...I'm taking Sam's word. Derragotary and hateful.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:28 PM
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I'm not a lesbian or bisexual, but I hate how the word "gay" is used so nonchalantly and flung into conversations like it's not offensive at all. I must admit that most of my friends use it as an insult or say "That's so gay!" or "Ugh, I can't open my gay apple juice!". Like others have said before, apple juice bottles or any other objects that you happen to be annoyed by do not have sexual preference. If you can't deal with that, TOUGH. Get a flippin' juice box instead.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:38 PM
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O_O! Go Dayna xDDD


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Old 01-28-2009, 04:48 PM
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O_O! Go Dayna xDDD


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Lulz, I ish proud of myself! Go me! Now I'm thristy for some apple juice. Ugh, that's how mai brain works sometimes. XD
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:03 PM
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I will admit that I do throw your hated term around a lot but as I have stated there are just so many worse things that people could be saying instead and I think it's funny when people things like my stupid gay pencil even though it doesn't make any sense it's still funny and besides I think that we have changed the definition of gay because I never see anyone use it intending it's original meaning of being happy.
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Default Re: The term "gay". -ANGER-

Moved this to the Discussion board since it's a pretty serious controversial issue.

But eh, yeah you really shouldn't take so much offense to that. I admit I use it sometimes, but it's really just the way slang speech has evolved I guess. I don't think "wow, that's so homosexual" when I say it. One of my good friends is gay.

I try to be sensitive about it though; it's just one of those bad habits. I'm not sure I'd be fond of someone saying "That's so nerdy-boring-christian-20-year-old-girl-with-glasses" in reference to something stupid.
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Uh I AM gay thank you very much.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:26 PM
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But eh, yeah you really shouldn't take so much offense to that. I admit I use it sometimes, but it's really just the way slang speech has evolved I guess. I don't think "wow, that's so homosexual" when I say it. One of my good friends is gay.
That's pretty much all it is. It's not like we think the object is literally gay.
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Honestly, society has basically evolved into a gay-hating world.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:56 PM
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Honestly, society has basically evolved into a gay-hating world.
Lol, I'm listening to Daft Punk, and your avatar goes with the beat..Anyway. I'm glad that your not afraid to say that on here, Nick! ^_^ Gay people are just...amazing.
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Lol, I'm listening to Daft Punk, and your avatar goes with the beat..Anyway. I'm glad that your not afraid to say that on here, Nick! ^_^ Gay people are just...amazing.
If you mean happy people being amazing, I can agree with you wholeheartedly, but there's nothing amazing about homosexuality. Nothing inherently bad apart from an inability to reproduce with one's life partner, (the world's overpopulated anyway though,) but it's not amazing.
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Gay people are just...amazing.

Wow... why must you people treat them like they're holy beings? What if a gay person murdered someone. Would they still be "amazing"?

People whine about "gay equality", yet they put them on a pedestal. I don't get it. If they're normal people like you claim they are, then treat them that way.
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