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post Jun 30 2003, 03:33 PM
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QUOTE (cosmic @ May 9 2003, 05:30 PM)
Theres been a few posts on this board with people using the word "gay" or "faggot". Some say its "just a term" used with out any prejudices, while others get offended no matter what. My opinion is that using those are a "loaded gun". Meaning, they already have derogatory meaning around them when people use them in that fashion. Like saying..."that's ugly", some might say ..."that's gay". Does gay=ugly, bad, cheap,...etc.? What do you think about using those terms? We should learn and discuss everybodies opinion about this, no flames.



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I think using the word "faggot" is just plain wrong. I think using the word gay to mean something other then what it really means is disgusting.

My friend Melissa said to me one time "Do I tell you my cousin is gay?" I said "No when did he tell everybody?" She said "A few months ago and I'm far from against it but now everytime I say something is gay my aunt freaks out, I'm not homophobic I just say it when something is stupid." I said "That's why Melissa" She had nothing to say after that.

I see no point in it. There are already words for those things use those. Two of my bestfriends are gay and I see everyday how it effects them. I've never used those words in that way even before they told me and I see no reason to.


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post Jul 1 2003, 04:38 AM
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well the misunderstanding is that through time, the word 'gay' has evolved into another for 'shit' 'useless' etc, and most likely doesnt reflect personal opinion. why it's happened? my only understanding is that its well known that homosexuals were once and in most cases are still looked down upon, and through the ages the word has been commonly used but in general has taken on a different meaning..

for example.. how many people do u know that say "man thats fuckn sick"... 4 years ago i woulda been like ''sick????'

im probably rambling and not making sense but i just think its use is too heavily contested and through time has just become an alternative to 'shit' or 'crap' because of its roots holding negativity, and through continuation taking on a different meaning.


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post Jul 2 2003, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE (rage baby @ May 10 2003, 06:29 PM)
ya i'm tired of ppl using the word "gay" as an adjective.

I really don't think it matters what words you use, the only thing people should be concerned about is the meaning behind the words, not connotations. Take it in context and hear it like it was meant to be heard.

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post Jul 2 2003, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE (ucanrefer2meas7 @ Jul 2 2003, 05:52 PM)
Take it in context and hear it like it was meant to be heard.

Can you expand on that?

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post Jul 2 2003, 06:01 PM
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joking around and calling someone gay meaning your stupid or you idiot is one this...hating someone becuz they are gay is a nother....i am not saying its wrong or right...im saying God made us to cherish the oppisite sex (Adam and Eve) think about it


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post Jul 8 2003, 06:33 AM
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well by saying that renegade ur assuming no one here is atheist - think about it


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post Jul 11 2003, 05:34 AM
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QUOTE (R3N3G4D3 @ Jul 3 2003, 02:01 AM)
joking around and calling someone gay meaning your stupid or you idiot is one this...hating someone becuz they are gay is a nother....i am not saying its wrong or right...im saying God made us to cherish the oppisite sex (Adam and Eve) think about it

I'm atheist, so this Adam and Eve thing doesn't really apply to me. What drives me batty is when people say "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." Oh, give me a break.
I find the word gay, fine. But "faggot" now, that's entirely different.
I may say, "that's gay" as in stupid, like a lot of people do. It's not like i'm saying "oh, that's faggy" or whatever because that's just not cool.


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post Feb 12 2007, 11:26 PM
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It should be used in its correct term. i am very sencitive about the way it's used. I'm glad to see others that feel the same way. thanks


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