@People who are against streamers using "gay"

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Pandanimals

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01-19-2012

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Originally Posted by Vaalkaar View Post
Gay originally meant "happy", and evolved to mean "homosexual". Using "gay" to describe something as being negative implies that being homosexual is a negative thing. In fact that's WHY the word "gay" came to be used in that manner. Hence the source of the issue in using "gay" in a pejorative sense.
So gay just meant happy, then started to refer to homosexuals, but that doesn't imply homosexuals are happy.

BUT, gay meanings bad DOES imply homosexuality is bad?

Is there something I'm missing?


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SmokingJoeNL

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01-19-2012

Anyone else get the feeling he understands perfectly?


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Vaalkaar

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01-19-2012

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Originally Posted by Pandanimals View Post
So gay just meant happy, then started to refer to homosexuals, but that doesn't imply homosexuals are happy.

BUT, gay meanings bad DOES imply homosexuality is bad?

Is there something I'm missing?
Actually "gay" DID imply that homosexuals were happy. Just like using it pejoratively implied/implies that homosexuals are "bad" or "wrong." I'd suggest studying the etymology of the word.


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Pandanimals

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01-19-2012

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Originally Posted by Vaalkaar View Post
Actually "gay" DID imply that homosexuals were happy. Just like using it pejoratively implied/implies that homosexuals are "bad" or "wrong." I'd suggest studying the etymology of the word.
Ohhhh, okay, I think I understand now.

I honestly really did not for a bit, it seemed rather odd to me because the meanings didn't really to connect together, it looked just like a regular word that had two meanings.

Thanks for your help, sorry if I came off as stupid or insincere, it's been a long day.


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Vaalkaar

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01-19-2012

No harm done. Discussing "hard" or "controversial" topics is often a good thing for just that reason.


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SmokingJoeNL

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01-19-2012

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Originally Posted by Kohana Sushi View Post
@anyone who is against "that's gay" or something along those lines, how do you feel when someone says, "that's retarded"?
I see both instances as something that shows either lack of manners or empathy.


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Exuberant Otter

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01-19-2012

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@anyone who is against "that's gay" or something along those lines, how do you feel when someone says, "that's retarded"?
The exact same way.


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Bainemo

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01-19-2012

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The exact same way.
How about when people say "that's dumb"?


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SmokingJoeNL

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01-19-2012

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How about when people say "that's dumb"?
When someone face checks a bush, while having an ability that can scan the bush. It is dumb. I try not to call people dumb, although sometimes there is no getting around it.


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Vaalkaar

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01-19-2012

Doesn't "dumb" simply mean "unintelligent"?

If you're referring to the archaic term for mute, dumb evolved away from that because, as we know, a mute person can be just as intelligent or unintelligent as any other person.

I tend to use "dumb" as a substitute for "not thinking" or "uneducated".