JohnRogers, on 10 December 2015 - 01:38 PM, said:
OldRUSHfan, on 10 December 2015 - 12:53 PM, said:
x1yyz, on 10 December 2015 - 12:32 PM, said:
JohnRogers, on 10 December 2015 - 01:36 AM, said:
x1yyz, on 10 December 2015 - 12:34 AM, said:
edhunter, on 09 December 2015 - 09:59 PM, said:
I hope you're referring to a song about men being attracted to other men, because that's what "gay" means. "Gay" is not an insult or an epithet so please do not use it as such. Doing so labels you as a hateful bigot, and we don't need any(more) of those around here.
No it doesn't. You may be on the progressive leading edge of political correctness but that doesn't mean everybody is ready to follow. Ed may be totally onboard with equality and still choose smack talk he's grown up with. Not every objectionable word is the new n*****.
The term "political correctness" doesn't even enter into this. If you use the word "gay" as anything resembling an insult you are verbalizing prejudice against homosexuals. There is no world in which this is even remotely okay.
SEE??? SHE GETS IT!!!
I'm not going to get into a lengthy debate over this. Ed can defend himself if chooses. I rarely use "gay" or "fag" anymore in trash talk. I've mostly moved on. This is not the hill I want to die on.
is not the first or last word to have multiple meanings or meaning morph over time. For at least a few generations the word has been used to criticize a noun in a light humorous trash talking way. In our current social climate I'm a bit sensitive to speech being limited. To people being told "you can't say that it is offensive". Ralph Peters is a media military expert who called president Obama a pussy. I thought that was beneath the dignity of the office. I wouldn't have used that word on live TV in reference to the president but if someone wants to use "pussy" I'm not going to tell them they can't because it might offend someone with a vagina.
Yeah, I expected this...sometimes I say stuff even though I know what I'll get back. I'm the same way with words...I'm really a purist when it comes to 'changing' the way certain words get run over and 'apropriated' by sections of the society, GAY is one such term. I don't know why these people decided they needed the word equated to homosexual behavior rather than being extremely 'frolicky' which the term used to be used for up until these folks deemed the Term was going to represent their sexual life style. I was REALLY PISSED about that. I was raised a 'christian' by my parents, Nazarene in denomination, until the age of 19, when I decided to 'explore'.This is when the 'political correctness started to bug me. I liked the word GAY as it used to be used, like 'Happy and Gay', 'Gay Nineties' and such....things that disappeared in the 21st century...(And YES I used to like to go to Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours for that 'feeling' you got from the wait staff dressing up in that style). I know not being able to use 'comfortable words' like this term is offensive to some, but I think ANY word used to HURT someone should be ERADICATED from the lexicon......(My Opinion)
Segue Myles, on 10 December 2015 - 01:45 PM, said:
When someone uses the word "gay" in a negative manner, more often than not it has some form of homosexual connotation. Like "this is bad, like gay bad".
Tony R is the worst culprit on this forum, so not sure why anything in this thread has particularly started a poopstorm, when far worse has been said elsewhere by him.
Still confused as to why he attacked me over that bizarre argument, which apparently proved I was transgender or something like that.
Just gotta move on and let the trolls troll.
Yeah, it doesn't help to get too embroiled with trolls, Haters gonna Hate, Trollers gonna Troll. It's what makes 'em happy....go figure.