OT -> Stupid nerds pontificating about social issues that they shouldn't (was Re: List of Words and Meanings Reunited (was: for sale etiquette?)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri May 28 20:56:42 2004

On 28 May 2004, R. D. Davis wrote:

> I vote that we take that word back. No offense to homosexuals, but
> someone needs to clue them into the fact that they've been using the
> word 'gay' incorrectly for far too long; they're not the only ones
> with the right to be called happy people. How that started, I don't

My gawd this is ridiculous. Can't they have just ONE word out of the
entire English language to themselves? Ok, there's also "queer" and
"faggot" but those are all names GIVEN to them that they then co-opted to
take away from the bigots. Aside from the fact that describing yourself
in a happy way as "gay" is so quaint and Victorian anyway. I certainly
wouldn't go around expressing myself like "I'm very gay because I got a
raise at work. Yippee!" I'd rather be like, "Fuck yeah! More money to
blow on shit!"

Come on.


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