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Ooops. Jul. 10th, 2003 10:34 am
Well, that's me outed to the office. Rather loudly.

If I take exception to the use of the term "gay" as a generic insult, is that just me being picky?

From: valkyriekaren
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 02:36 am (Link)
no.
I think among younger people (preteens) the word 'gay' no longer has the connotations of homosexuality - it's just a word that means 'a bit crap'.
But for someone of our generation to use it in that sense certainly has homophobic overtones.

Go you!
From: some_fox
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 02:52 am (Link)
No. It pisses me right off too.
From: sashajwolf
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 02:55 am (Link)
No. In our office, that counts as harassment, and would earn someone a nice little interview with an HR Manager.
From: josh_the_cat
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 03:07 am (Link)
With me, I'd preface that with a nice grin, kind of like the T1000 hd in Teminator 2, and then the little conversation with HR manager..
(no subject) - blu_dragonfly
From: mhw
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 03:02 am (Link)
No, quite right of you.
From: thekumquat
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 03:04 am (Link)
Not just you being picky.

I'd be tempted to try wilful misunderstanding and say "Gay? You mean it's really cool?"
From: ravenevermore
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 03:19 am (Link)
It annoys me, but i'm sad to say, hearing it shouted by so many of the kids at this school, i've become kinda immune to it, i just blank it out, along with 100's of other words noises and bodily functions that barrage my ears daily.
Although when a child calls someone a 'fat anorexic gay lesbian' i just want to slap them upside the head for not even being able to insult someone properly.
(no subject) - blu_dragonfly
From: wechsler
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 03:59 am (Link)
Oooh, cute icon ;)
From: tephramancy
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 04:08 am (Link)
Not just you. Here's us thinking we've reclaimed the word, like "queer" and all of a sudden, it becomes a generic insult for something crap.

Well done for the outing, though :-)
From: feanelwa
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 11:42 am (Link)
Of course it isn't. Go you *hug*
From: achanchinou
Date: July 10th, 2003 - 12:34 pm (Link)
No. It annoys me too. Of course, I'm a bit shunned anyway half the time, even by the homosexual community for being bi. Don't you just love it when people insist you're just a sex addict and don't know what you like? :P