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1,445 hits 1.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by Electric

Do you take offense to the word "Gay" being used to mean stupid or lame?


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12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 8:28:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 8:33:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think its really overused and to be honest it is definitly offensive. I cant ever imagine using it around a gay person, they'd probably kill me, and rightly so!
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 9:30:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
I can see where some people don't take it offensively, since it is so widely used. Yet, it is offensive for a gay person because your using their sexual preference to describe something as being lame or stupid.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 9:56:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I take offense to "stupid" and "lame" being used in that way.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 10:14:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's one of my biggest pet-peeves. My students use it that way all the time.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 12:57:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
My sister says that to me all the time when she's mad for some pointless little 14-year-old girl reason.

Then I say 'Yeah. I AM happy.' and start singing 'Deck The Halls'.

She gets frustrated, then says 'NO!!111!!!!!1! THE OTHER MEANING YOU LOSER.'
(Her meaning the 'stupid or lame' reason, not sexuality. So she has said, anyways.)
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 1:11:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, it's really irritating. People don't think about what they say most of the time...
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 2:56:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
i take offence at 'lame' being used as a euphemism for gay.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 3:43:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only idiots use it in such a way.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/08 - 9:02:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, it also says something about their intelligence.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 5/28/08 - 4:25:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 5/27/08 - 12:57:32 PM Dainty wrote:
My sister says that to me all the time when she's mad for some pointless little 14-year-old girl reason. Then I say 'Yeah. I AM happy.' and start singing 'Deck The Halls'. She gets frustrated, then says 'NO!!111!!!!!1! THE OTHER MEANING YOU LOSER.' (Her meaning the 'stupid or lame' reason, not sexuality. So she has said, anyways.)
Ahahaha, that made me laugh

But I personally don't take offense to it, seeing as I personally am not gay, nor do I know anybody who is... But I never use it 'cause I know there's people out there who do find it offensive. And I can see where that makes sense...
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 5/28/08 - 4:54:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't care for using "gay" to mean stupid. I also don't care for using "lame" as an insult.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:45:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
i was the one who started saying that. it started as an inside joke and it just got out of hand. im really sorry
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 6:30:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:45:06 PM juliewillard wrote:
i was the one who started saying that. it started as an inside joke and it just got out of hand. im really sorry


IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT THAT PPLE IN NY ARE USING IT TOO!
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 8:09:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 5/27/08 - 10:14:52 AM snowbdr88 wrote:
It's one of my biggest pet-peeves. My students use it that way all the time.



Yeah, it's really... untielligent. ignorant really. gay= homosexual, not stupid or lame.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 8:12:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 6/1/08 - 8:09:14 PM CVfan13 wrote:
Yeah, it's really... untielligent. ignorant really. gay= homosexual, not stupid or lame.

Gay = happy, not stupid or lame.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/3/08 - 1:05:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
It does, for some reason. It makes people come across as stupid.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/3/08 - 3:21:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Language changes. Slang words come and go. Nobody takes offense to the word "lame" being used the way it is. Get over it already.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/3/08 - 3:44:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I do find it a little offensive but I don’t let it bother me too much since I don’t hear as many adults using the phrase as teenagers.

I just take it as a sign of immaturity on their part.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/3/08 - 6:24:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
The original definition of gay is happy. If you look at the theme song to the Flintstones, they said "we'll have a gay old time", so if you took offense to it, then the Flintstones are now homophobic?

Stupid PC bullsh*t.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/3/08 - 6:27:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 7/3/08 - 6:24:12 AM Random_User wrote:
The original definition of gay is happy. If you look at the theme song to the Flintstones, they said "we'll have a gay old time", so if you took offense to it, then the Flintstones are now homophobic? Stupid PC bullsh*t.

Did you know that at one point they changed it to 'Great old time'?
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/3/08 - 6:27:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
When I watch it with my nephews, they still say "gay old time" for some odd reason, on Boomerang.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/3/08 - 6:28:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
But yeah, I could see the PC community do that to avoid so-called "homophobia".
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/3/08 - 6:33:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, it got changed back.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 7/27/08 - 2:05:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
It does not offend me, but I think it's strange that something that means happy or homosexual now is used as an insult.

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