[OT] Languages and cultures (was Re: survey)
sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 03:14:41 CST 2010
>>> OK, I wasn't going to say anything, but seeings you are stumped, just
>>> think of the other benefits the Gay family enjoys... Divorces must be
>>> cheap, all you need do is move to a State where Gay marriages aren't
>>> recognized ;-)
>> I'll keep that in mind. :) So far we still like each other though.
> All I can say is that, despite being boringly monogamous and heterosexual
> I am almost continually "Happy, Bright and Gay"
> AND . . .
> How a word that 500 years ago meant heterosexually loose managed to go
> via "Jolly" to what it means now entirely escapes me - 'tis very queer . . .
I think it is changing again. My teenage sons refer to anything they
don't like as being "gay".
So a difficult assignment is "gay"; missing the bus is "gay"; a
teacher who growls at them is "gay".
It doesn't have to be a person, and while it has certainly not
reverted to it's original meaning, it is losing it's homosexual
connotations. But maybe that is just here in Australia.
P.S. Sorry Jacque - I'm sure they wouldn't think that you were "gay" :-)
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