Think Before You Speak : Don´t Say Gay

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in

Hey guys, have you heard? It"s not cool to call lame things gay.
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Male 1,079
People need to stop saying it. Annoying as hell...
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Female 1,264
Shut. The. F*ck. Up. No one gives a f*ck. They`ll nod and twirl their moustaches profoundly but at the end of the day, they`ll still be using one word and one word only to sum up their distaste but overall tolerance for anything and everying across the internet. That word you pretentious bastarads. Is gay.
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Male 949
This video is gay. -.-

And stop with the damn "Anti-Cyber-bullying" crap. Cyberbullying is also known as "survival of the fittest."
*dusts hands* There, that oughtta start a few flame wars! My work here is done. ^.^

... just kidding.

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Female 83
Hilary Duff should stop eavesdropping.

and saying something is gay isn`t a personal attack on homos.

fk.

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Male 427
Thats so homosexual
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Male 734
How is it that the Ad Council still exists? Does nobody realize that their commercials are always $hit? This ad is for a good cause, but it`s just going to make things worse.
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Male 543
that was so flamer
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Male 62
That video is gay.
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Male 233
gay
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Female 204
Wow. thats just going to make it worse. I don`t really like when people say "thats gay", but honestly who can blame them when stuff like this happens. I think it was starting to fade, but thise commercial is going to make it cool again. lol
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Female 660
for a second I thought she was complimenting her..I was gay for her,you know happy :D
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Male 548
the person below me is a tool
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Female 27
e around you and make violence to those people not only tolerated, but almost condoned. Do not all people deserve the same level of safety and security, the life, liberty, and PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS as others? Are not the prosperity of your friends and family important to you? Look around you, 11% of any given population is gay. 3 of your peers in every class, at least one in your close family, at least one amoung your friends. I realize that I cannot make you stop saying things are "gay" with a negative conotation, but perhaps the next time you say it outloud, you will think.
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Female 27
Do I say gay in a negative connotation? No.
I dont` understand why others do either and I don`t understand why it is socially acceptable to discriminate in one`s speech if it is only something "gay". It is not acceptable to discriminate when talking of race, ethnicity, or religion. So why isn`t sexual orientation and gender expression on that list?
Some of you say to stop being to damn sensitive. But is it not warranted? When anti-gay speech is acceptable, anti-gay actions are acceptable. If a mexican is killed because they are mexican, does not the community react angrily? Isn`t it a hate crime? But what of Lawrence King, who was killed because of his sexual orientation?
The fact remains that homosexuals are the least accepted of all minorities, yet they composed a greater part of the population than some other minorities. Think about what you are saying, people. When you cause "gay" to be a negative term, you remove the small measure of security of thos
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Male 100
this commercial is so gay

And she does have a point.....that shirt looks like poo

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Male 1,153
i also thought that top was "happy"
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Male 599
thats so gay
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Male 205
@Shadowspirt, shut up man. If a kid is taught that gay means bad they are being parented badly, as you should be talking properly around kids and not using "offensive" slang.
Secondly, at the point kids realise that people are gay I`m sure they`ll know what it means, unless you introduce people with "This is John and he`s gay".
When I shout at football matches that the referee`s blind am I being offensive to blind people? Who cares?

We no longer have black sheep in families, brainstorms at school, white boards, and the most shocking is that we can`t even have golliwog dolls anymore. They weren`t even racist. People should stop being offended so easily and take things on the chin. They need to fit into the world, not make the world fit them otherwise nothing will ever be good for them

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Female 55
that`s so girl wearing a skirt as a top.
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Male 90
I think people need to just calm down, poo quit takeing offense TO EVERYTHING! Damn, did your mothers raise telling you that the world is perfect and you get in it and its not so your gonna bitch and complain till its like how mommy told you as you were sucking on her tit at age 9?
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Male 527
They might also think it means they are bad.
Using the word gay in these ways is just as bad as using the N word to a black person (Or to anyone for that matter) Or other racist slangs and the like.
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Male 527
You know the word gay being used to mean homosexual was first used by homosexual people because of it`s postive meaning of being happy.
Also dictionarys recognize these two meanings.

Using gay as a insult or using it to call someone or something lame is very offensive even if not meant to because gay was used in the first place because they were saying they were happy. Then suddelly changing it to mean lame is mean and was first used to be negetive, but now that using the word gay is being used negetivly eveyone is thinking it`s ok. How would you like if someone was to take your first name and make it mean "lame" or something of the sort. You would not, or at least normaly one would not.

I`m not gay myself, but I talked to people who were before I wrote this and they don`t like it for the reasons I stated above.

Also using the word gay to mean lame may not seem like a big thing now but younger kids will grow up knowing the word as gay as bad. So when meeting someone

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Female 84
gay
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Male 2,125
this ad was so gay =P
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Male 499
Worst ad ever. They made more fun of the anti-that`s gay-girl than those saying "that`s gay".
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Male 375
Angilion,

I understand what an example is, quit being a bitch, if you want to take a swing at USA then be ready for a counter punch.

ps, your still gay

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Male 339
We`re raising it to a whole new level here. So, if you ARE gay, are you allowed to say things are gay? If you`re jewish, you can make jewish jokes without offending and if you`re African American, you can call other African Americans that world that I would get my pasty white arse beat into the middle of next week for saying. So, does it become a term of endearment for gay people? "What`s up my gay homo?!" -- and anyone who is NOT gay gets their pasty white arse beaten...but probably in a different way. Ick.
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Male 339
That was gay.
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Male 140
Hillary Duff is attempting to be relevant again!
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Male 199
this made me think about lesbiens
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Female 119
Watching this made me feel so gay that i need a fag.
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Female 1,264
Fagalicious?
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Male 265
Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
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Male 591
Really, Gay = happy

Fag = Cigarette.

Fagg.ot = Bundle of sticks

These terms were in existence before they were deemed "homosexual" in meaning. Just because you don`t like it doesn`t mean that everyone can`t say it anymore.

Freedom of speech... except when someone might cry, or feel offended because they don`t know all the meanings.

Soon we wont be able to say anything cause someone might take offense...

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Female 278
pfft, what will they do next? turn sprinkles all white and tell everyone that it was mean to have rainbow coloured sprinkles because it hurts gay peoples feelings!?!

im so gay (happy) today

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Male 270
Correction: This is so Hilary Duff
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Male 270
Why can`t we say gay.
Things that "suck" are gay.
Gay men "suck".
So this is Gay.
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Male 2
That video was so jew.
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Female 475
im so sick of hearing about how everything hurts gay peoples feelings.

"thats life" get over it. O.o

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Male 12,365
"Angilion,

your gay

I thought it was "europe" that meant wrong, pathetic, boring...anything bad, really` BECAUSE that`s how many people thought of europe."

AahNold: You are clearly semiliterate. Get someone to explain my post to you, as you obviously cannot understand it by yourself.

Although you do serve the useful purpose of illustrating my point - you would see the irrational prejudice if it was directed at a different group. You fail to understand what an example is and you respond with irrational prejudice, but you do prove my point.

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Female 223
Hey Hillary Duff, thanks for teaching me how to be cool!
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Female 68
Hilary DUFF~

Dumb
Ugly
Fat
Friend

coincidence? I think NOT!

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Male 483
"You know something: unintelligent people use words like Gay, curse words, and demeaning words because they don`t know how to articulate themselves any other way.

I.E. THEY`RE TOO DUMB TO COME UP WITH ANYTHING BETTER"

or.... you know, maybe they want to say gay? not everyone has to speak in advanced, articulate latinate diction

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Male 330
That video was GAY
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Male 67
those chicks are gay and they should get gay with each other.
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Male 265
that was f_cking gay
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Male 1
Hmmm... maybe I should start a new word since no one is wanting to not say gay...

"Ew that`s so Christian." Makes sense. Christians won`t care. They`re too busy being gay for their Jesus. All hail gay Jesus. Yay.

:-)

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Male 70
This PSA is gay.
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Male 2,076
When I say "that`s so gay" I really mean "that`s so happy"...but now that I know that society nowadays uses "gay" to mean "homosexual" and that "gay" is used as "lame" which is offensive to homosexual people....wait I`m confused.
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Male 650
I agree with ne028, that commercial was gay..
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Male 81
I don`t actually get offended when someone says that something is gay. Would it be better if they didnt? Sure. But does it really matter? Not to me...
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Male 882
that poo is gay
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Male 1,825
I don`t give a poo. If you don`t like the slang a culture says, say your something else. Change yourself, not the culture. And hilary duff is gay. her boobs might not be though.
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Male 1,764
Is this a serious ad? Did they was air time to make such a unimportant point? Does that chick has nothing better to do?
This video is so gay.
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Male 889
that was pretty gay..
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Male 222
And, the slang `homos` makes me think of hobos to this day.

Coming to think of it, that video was so happy and homosexual.

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Male 222
Don`t you people know that GAY is actually a synonym of HAPPY?

And the video`s right. If you say `That white top is so gay`, you either mean:

1. That white top is a homosexual.
2. That white top is happy.

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Female 688
You know something: unintelligent people use words like Gay, curse words, and demeaning words because they don`t know how to articulate themselves any other way.

I.E. THEY`RE TOO DUMB TO COME UP WITH ANYTHING BETTER

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Male 1
I do not know about everyone else, but I am really annoyed when people say inanimate objects are gay. It just makes them look stupid.

Maybe some people do not like the commercial very much, but I appreciate their effort.

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Female 127
I bet if it was a different celebrity and there were different actresses and writing it would be 100000000000000% better
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Male 432
Wow. That was paid for by the government.

Your tax dollars at work, folks.

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Male 4,004
So saying things are gay is gay?
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Male 80
shut up the drat up you dyke
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Female 360
That commercial was GAY and I hate Hillary Duff even more now. I didn`t know that was possible!
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Male 503
as a protest to this comercial i-a-b should replace the word "gay" with "hilary duff".

who knows maybe it will catch on. there is the problem that it sounds really gay to say outloud...

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Male 1,590
"Don`t call lame things `gay.`"

Fine. From now on, I`ll call lame things `queer.`

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Male 503
that was gay.

aside from that i get the point. is it going to stop me from using it? no.

if they can get people to stop using f*ck in a negative way, because it was originaly just about sex, then i wont say gay in a negative way.

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Female 2,289
I had a feeling I would see hilary duff. I just KNEW I would see her.
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Male 2,148
Because that`s a GREAT use of money... hey guys, let`s all spend money on PSAs about how calling things gay is stupid! There isn`t anything better that we could use that for!
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Male 60
if it was a rap i would have listened...
besides, she was only addressing those girls thus it doesnt apply to me!
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Male 1,164
who cares the meaning of words change all the time gay was a term for happy which then became a term for homosexual which is now turning 2 term for bad so its gone from a positive to a negative word... which makes me think does that mean that the arguements about homosexuals being a good thing or a bad thing should stop? they are in the middle so are neither :D
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Male 60
hillary duff is gay.
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Male 5
haha,im a fag and i say stuff like this all the time
i dont find it offensive at all =]
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Female 177
that was so gay.
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Male 12,138
vv supersai20 "i hate gays!"

Really? What did they do to you, the bastards? Did they... they did, didn`t they! Are you able to sit down yet, or are you still suffering from the anal bleeding?

Also, what are you really angry about? Tell the truth now... it`s because deep down you actually LIKED it, didn`t you, you big horny slut!

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Female 15,763
It isn`t about the meaning of a word changing. Gay isn`t going to suddenly mean stupid or lame, it`s still going to mean homosexual. So now that homosexual is being connected with stupid and lame (even if you don`t mean it, as I suspect is the case a lot of the time), those two words will start blurring their meanings together.

I don`t really get offended at it though.

I don`t get offended at much.

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Male 8,300
Wow, who`d have thought that an article about "gay" could spark off a huge debate?? Can we have a post tomorrow about a gay priest running for President please Fancy? Pleeease?
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Male 105
i hate gays!
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Male 1,360
hillary duff is gayer than a catholic priest.
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Male 62
Uh-oh... Hillary said to knock it off... what should we do?
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Male 1,011
well this was gay
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Male 77
oh and intelligence, according to your logic
if i dont use the word I am a racist! offensively, i could say it and black people should not take offence to that. right?
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Male 77
that asian girl is UGGGGly.
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Female 264
as soon as i saw hillary duff i knew this was going to be gay
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Male 2,313
A gay friend of mine uses it all the time and calls people he doesn`t like fags.
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Male 177
For god`s sake. If it`s not being used in an intentionally offensive way, then it shouldn`t be taken with offense.
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Male 236
Wanda Sykes has commericials like this too.
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Male 772
Reminds me of Last Comic Standing...

"Damn, ain`t this car pimpin`?"
"Yeah, that car looks exactly like the kind of inconsiderate punk willing to use women against their will to benefit his own profit at the expense of the happiness and lives of his so-called employees. Needs a bit more wax, though."

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Male 648
"gay" and "faggot" become curses, so what? It`s no worse than saying something is "retarded." You`d have to get a majority of people stop the word from being used in such manner. My freinds and I use "gay" as a substitute for the f bomb, and believe it or not, people find it a lot less offensive. It`s not a good thing to say, but there are far worse things to be said.

one of my friends has taken up using "jew" as a verb meaning to rip off, cheat, and/or swindle. I blame south park for that one.

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Male 29
Besides, no one respects Hillary Duff to begin with, so why start now?
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Male 29
That was so like a man who would anally penetrate another man.
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Female 1,427
Hmm. Gay originally meant happy and carefree.

So using it to refer to homosexuality or lameness doesn`t really work either way.

"Wow, that pooty looking skirt is so happy and carefree!!!"

"Those two guys kissing each other are so happy and carefree!!"

Well, actually, the last one made more sense.

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Male 626
Stop it `cause Lizzie McGuire said so...
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Male 244
I really do despise the PC Police.

Stop trying to tell me what I can and cannot say.

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Female 1,441
In our school it`s ingrained in our heads not to use phrases like "That`s so gay". And now that we rarely say things like that it`s clear how degrading it is when other people say it. Just grow up and take responsibility for the things you say.
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Male 1,540
I don`t know how gay ended up as a slang term for homosexuality, and I don`t know how gay ended up being a slang term for something lame, but just because the first one came first doesn`t automatically invalidate the second meaning, and it also doesn`t invalidate the meaning before it.

That being said, faggot is a lot funner to say.

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Male 182
realize they*, I mean.
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Male 182
I hope all the douchebags who say "Wow, that was gay" regarding this video are being completely and totally 100% unoriginal.
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Male 1,265
Yeah used to mean happy, I say if they`re going to get pissy about gay being used to mean lame we should one up them and get annoyed that they use it to mean homosexual.
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Male 69
this video is gay.
school is gay.
the Flordia Gators are gay.
homos are gay.
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Male 1,089
yes i do. and thats y i say it. its a common insult to gays atleast thats how my friends use it.
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Male 36
The term `gay` has obviously been evolving, and truthfully, calling `lame` things gay puts it closer to its original meaning, although meaning the opposite, at least it is back in the same category.
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Male 12,138
pwnt, evanking.
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Male 527
gay |gā|
adjective ( gayer , gayest )
1 (of a person, esp. a man) homosexual : that friend of yours, is he gay?
• relating to or used by homosexuals : feminist, black, and gay perspectives.
2 lighthearted and carefree : Nan had a gay disposition and a very pretty face.
• characterized by cheerfulness or pleasure : we had a gay old time.
• brightly colored; showy; brilliant : a gay profusion of purple and pink sweet peas.
Gay meaning ‘homosexual,’ dating back to the 1930s (if not earlier), became established in the 1960s as the term preferred by homosexual men to describe themselves. It is now the standard accepted term throughout the English-speaking world. As a result, the centuries-old other senses of gay meaning either ‘carefree’ or ‘bright and showy,’ once common in speech and literature,
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Male 689
GAH! WELL PLAYED, WORDFILTER. WELL PLAYED.
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Male 689
I am a racist!
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Female 53
That was so gay.
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Female 706
0_0

HILARY. DUFF.

wtf.

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Male 3,255
No offense to homosexuals, but I LOVE using the word gay to describe things. Its like a perfect mix of lame + girl-ish.
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Male 254
now THAT was some disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde-reading, Streissand ticket-holding friend of Dorothy, know what I`m saying?
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Male 35
Pwnt.
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Male 4,793
that was just gay.
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Male 426
yeah....ive thought about stopping myself when i do that....

then i couldnt call things retarded...or say its cold as hell, or hot as hell...

so....then i thought, psh, thats gay...

WTG hilary duff for not doing anything

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Male 510
Yea I used to think it mattered, but then I realized I don`t give a poo. So as a half-gay person I give you full authority to say things are gay.
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Male 20
Now i know,

Now i know

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Male 375
xiquiripat,

It just doesn`t roll off the tongue as nicely as gay does.

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Male 2,422
Since we apparantly can`t use gay we have to come up with a new synonym for lame. How about pedo? As in "this video is totally pedo." Or "those clothes make you look pedo." Much less offensive. I mean child-rape is pretty lame anyway...
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Male 722
schecter5, I LOL`d
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Male 410
Wow that was take it in the butt gay
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Female 562
Thanks, but I don`t take advice from Hilary Duff.
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Female 481
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wow. that was GAY.

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Male 375
Bekll,

"take it to the butt" is just slang here in America that means to get offended easily, I frequently enjoy that "form" of sex with female partners. Who is ignorant now?

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Male 406
wait i revise my statement.
that was pretty jewish.

now, how you take that, as a compliment or a racist term is up to you. jewish, black, mexican, homo,gay, are all just WORDS. you make of them what you want to. was i complimenting or insulting the video? you decide.

jew.

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Male 807
I KNEW Hillary Duff was a huge lesbo.
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Female 23
One of my friends always says it, and she`s this big manly butch chick. She`s all "Dude, that`s gay" Then people give her weird looks and she`s all "What..WHAT! I`m allowed to say it!"
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Male 406
well. that was pretty homo.
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Male 99
dear merciful chirst, this i why i hate over sensitive hippies, its a freaking word who`s useage has changed over time.

i hate political correctness at the best of times, bad enough tv shows are ruined by it, now thier trying to force it on us in real life drat that for a game of toy soldiers

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Male 375
O come on Davymid, you still have sand in your vagina do you? I just like messin with people here, they get so worked up about nothing.
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Female 1,269
i dont say gay cause i hate homos....
dont gay people say gay?
or do the follow chris crocker and say "thats so straight"?
its too much of a habit to break now...
...............
was that hillary duff?
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Male 801
How about no...
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Male 117
*follows the crowd*

That video was gay.

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Male 689
so we should start using gay as a positive adjective? no.

even homosexuals use the word "gay" to describe things negatively. half the people that say it aren`t like "i think homosexuality is wrong, and will therefore insult homosexuals by using them to describe something negatively."

even if you do think homosexuality is wrong, its your right to express that belief, through whatever means appropriate.

and we have no right to tell people what they should or should not say. this whole campaign is a complete reversal of freedom of expression.

so how about YOU knock it off.

stop telling me what i can and cannot say, faggot.

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Female 1,306
kids DO really need to stop saying this...i mean, i know its the people behind the words that give them their meaning, but still, saying gay = generally stupid, even when youre not talking about something relating to who you like, is pretty insulting.
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Male 689
wait wait wait, no.

this video is homosexual, and therefore retarded.

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Male 689
this video is pretty gay.
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Male 228
AAGH! Almost every idiot who has an account on I-A-B are commenting on this just to say it`s gay! "Oh, look at me! I`m gonna be rebellious and say this is gay, just because it said that gay is offensive, hee hee snort!"
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Male 1,556
And for the record, Hillary Duff is pretty attractive, but her music is total doody.

PRIMETIME DON`T BAN ME FOR TRIPLE POSTING!

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Male 1,556
THATS SO GIRL WEARING A SKIRT AS A TOP


FU CKING BRILL.

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Male 1,556
Wait was that Hillary Duff?
I`m all for gays, I don`t say things are gay or anything like that. Unfortunatly so many people are stupid and are like OMFGGGGFAGGGGEET or fag or OHMYZOMSYOUSGAY. It shows you are an idiot, and come to think of it I don`t think I have ever heard a gay person say something stupid.

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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Male 228
Ok, so maybe they`re going about this the wrong way. People will probably still say "gay" in such a context that it won`t matter what anyone does. After reading the comments on here, I`m thinking most people on here are like "OH NOES MY HOMOPHOBIA IS FADING BECAUSE SOMEONE IS ACTUALLY TRYING TO DO SOME GOOD AND STOP THIS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE!!!" Maybe I don`t know what I`m talking about. Maybe you don`t know what you`re talking about. I don`t know. But it`s nice to see that SOMEBODY is doing SOMETHING about this.
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Male 563
Also about Hillary Duff, you know what, I give her some credit because there are kids out there who do look up to her (I`d rather her than Miley Cirus or Paris Hilton) and since the target audience for this video are KIDS and not you 24 year old beer belly straight men, I think she did a good thing.
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Male 563
What some people on this board forget is that gay people, myself included, are human. And yeah, sorry if I`m being "over sensitive" in your book, but it does hurt when you make comments like "I don`t care about them" or that being gay is stupid. But, you know, what do you care, right? I mean, it`s not like when your saying something like calling your a kid a fag or making fun of two men who are on the bus holding hands that it actually has potential to hurt them, right? They don`t really care, right? I mean, they are less than you "blessed" straight people, right? Is that why gay kids are more likely to drop out of high school than straight kids? Or more likely to commit suicide? Sure words don`t hurt physically but they do harbor hate and hate breeds things besides just name calling. 1 in 4 gay boys and girls under 25 have had some sort of physical abuse happen to them due to homophobia. This includes being spit on, punched, kicked, and having their posse
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Female 182
Everyone`s now saying gay.
Reverse psychology FTL!
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Male 1,361
How about "OMG that tops so bi-curious"
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Male 1,361
this vid is so gay....

OMGBANANAJKING

I`m all for standing up for gays, but Hillary(hoebag)Duff ruined all meaningfulness of this ad

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Female 198
guys, common, stop with all the gay jokes. Seriously, its not funny. Its mean.
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Female 340
It`s interesting how a word that MEANT happy and exuberant turned into meaning homosexual (Think: "fabulous!" and you`d see why they started using it), and then went into meaning stupid, pointless and lame.

*ahhh* Etymology at its finest, folks!

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Female 83
Wow, that was a gay vid.
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Male 24
GAY
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Male 182
Is this what Hilary Duff`s career has been reduced to..
hahaha how sad...
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Male 528
That was so gay.
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Male 271
I don`t care, I care as much about gay people as I care about their feelings... nothing.
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Male 12,138
vv Ahh, Bekll, I see you`ve met Aahnold...
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Male 308
HORAYYY!!!!

what what? IN THE BUT?

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Female 1,984
"I`m going to say it even more now,
if people didn`t take it to the butt and get offended by it then it wouldn`t be a big deal."

What? That form of sex also occurs among heterosexual people. Also, you`re implying "gay" only refers to homosexual men. You`re not being funny, you`re being ignorant.

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Male 308
@plilippic.
read the post awhile back.
we arent allowed to say lame either, it mean cant walk ;-)
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Female 1,984
Personally, I don`t like the word "gay" meaning homosexual and don`t know why that came into the language. I prefer calling homosexuals homosexuals. (Oddly enough, it`s been said THAT is insulting, but that`s another issue.)
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Female 182
That was straight.
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Female 1,984
"No one was bother when the word Gay developed the new meaning of homosexual. So why is everyone bothered that it now means rubbish as well?
Jesus, people are so sensitive. It`s just the new use of a word... get over it."

It`s similar to the word "retarded" being used carelessly for people who are dumb, when people really ARE technically mentally retarded. It`s just rudeness, regardless if it`s a "new meaning" for the word. If "retarded" and "gay" refer to a certain `group` of people - perhaps as a means of self identification - then using them also in a negative way, although unrelated to the former meaning (this can be debated with the word "retarded" however), can have a negative impact on those `groups`. And with all the hate in the world already, why add more unnecessarily?

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Male 1,704
why`d they have females using the gay word?
aint it mainly us blokes who say "gay" for things that are lame?
love how they tell you what to say.
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Male 59
Wow, gayest thing since gay came to gaytown.
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Female 182
That was gay.
:-/
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Male 308
pshhhh,,, GAY!
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Female 1,984
Is that Hillary Duff?

Anyway, although the video is a bit bland, I completely agree with its message. :D

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Male 352
That was gay.
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Male 59
that video was so gay.
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Male 2,788
and lame means someone that cant walk.

so you really shouldnt say lame either.

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Male 2,553
that was... odd.
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Male 741
this post is gay.
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Male 460
can i still say ur a bitch?
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Male 350
thats so buttsecks
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Male 9,305
Good spot. Been trying to come up with a way to explain that in an easy to understand way.
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Male 11
that was gay
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Male 1,072
thats so straight bwahah
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Male 489
I can see what they are trying to get at...

but....

grow the drat up, the word is being used in a different context which hundreds of other words in the english language are far more frequently.

People like this remind me of those that banned the word "brain storming" because it sounds too violent, or those that tried to convince everyone that "retard" with a downward inflection was incredibly offensive, whilst "retard" without it was a medical term.

`Gay` also means happy, `Faggot` can also mean a bundle of sticks. How awful.

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Male 375
Angilion,

your gay

I thought it was "europe" that meant wrong, pathetic, boring...anything bad, really` BECAUSE that`s how many people thought of europe.

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Female 193
Just more proof that people fail at English. It`s slang, anyhow, do you think it would be so terribly bad that, instead of saying "That`s gay" you could say "You know, that really doesn`t look right." ..It`s a couple words longer. Wow. It`ll take about.. a second more than it would have had you said "That`s gay". So, please, show society you`re actually, oh...intelligent? Evolved?
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Male 12,365
"So what if it`s offensive. People need to lighten up. It`s a bloody word for gods sake. waa waa you said that movie was gay. Lets not forget the first meaning of gay, which is `Happy`. Maybe people need to focus on that and not what teeny boppers are saying. "

Maybe you should be honest, because there`s no way you can think people mean "that movie was happy" when they say "that movie was gay". The fact that you need to lie indicates that your argument is rubbish.

Imagine for a moment that `USA` gained international usage as a word to mean `wrong, pathetic, boring...anything bad, really` BECAUSE that`s how many people thought of the USA. I think you might then realise that this sort of thing both reflects and reinforces irrational prejudices.

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Male 1,053
gay = happy
gay = homosexual
queer = strange
queer = homosexual

both words had diffrent meaning before they where used to represent homosexuals...
meh random comment

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Male 2,172
Gay: having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music.

Guess they should use a dictionary more often.

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Male 177
Pffft....This whole commercial was gay.
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Male 375
I`m going to say it even more now,

if people didn`t take it to the butt and get offended by it then it wouldn`t be a big deal.

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Male 1,053
such a failed attempt...
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Male 1,788
I really couldn`t care less if you anyone is offended by what I say. Unless of course I mean for it to offend them, then I hope it does.
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Male 12,365
" I am guilty guilty guilty of this. I say queer and gay all the time."

Oystah, it`s a matter of context and intent as well as usage. If you don`t mean to be offensive, then you`re just sloppy with language, as most people are. "gay" and "queer" by themselves aren`t a problem anyway. It`s this line of thought that`s the problem: gay = homosexual. Homosexual = wrong and bad, therefore wrong and bad = gay. Although "queer" has a dubious etymology in this context, given the normal meaning, and "gay" is an inaccurate usurption of the word (it used to mean happy with a connotation of something frivolous and unimportant done for the pleasure of it).

It`s a pity there isn`t a neutral word for homosexual men, like `lesbian` for women (it`s derived from a mistransliteration of the name of a Greek island where Sappho lived, and she was known for her poetry about other women).

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Male 1,053
AHA
stupid PSA`s trying to influence our minds
why is IAB advertising PSA`s?
tbh who cares if i was gay i wouldent care and many of my gay friends dont care
...
That was gay
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Male 274
So what if it`s offensive. People need to lighten up. It`s a bloody word for gods sake. waa waa you said that movie was gay. Lets not forget the first meaning of gay, which is `Happy`. Maybe people need to focus on that and not what teeny boppers are saying.
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Female 4,376
lol. I try not to say it because it does offend a lot of people. But there also a lot of gay peeople that say it too because well...it`s just a word. I am guilty of it sometimes though but I rarely ever say it in public. Or any kind of slur for thst matter because it`s just rude to those around me
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Male 639
No one was bother when the word Gay developed the new meaning of homosexual. So why is everyone bothered that it now means rubbish as well?

Jesus, people are so sensitive. It`s just the new use of a word... get over it.

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Male 336
lame makes fun of people who cant walk. you shouldnt call them lame either. What are you, a retard?:-)
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Male 1,526
This was way worse than gay. This is borderline child rape.
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Female 32
I feel ashamed!
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Male 42
Using gay as a substitute for lame does not even being to describe how lame this video is.

Sure, people should definitely stop using the word in this context (also because it makes you sound like an idiot), but people need to realize that it won`t change overnight and not get uppity and lecture about it.

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Male 374
d00D ThAt WuzZ GAY nD 4 fAGs
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Female 4,039
Ohhhhh noooooo. I am guilty guilty guilty of this. I say queer and gay all the time. But I don`t mean it to be offensive. :( Now that Hillary Duff said not to, though, I`ll start trying to control myself.
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Male 1,219
That was gay
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Male 2,388
thats so lesbian
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Male 3,332
I`ve always said that. That saying gay for lame is offensive, not using gay for lame.
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Male 2,076
only because I can`t resist:

gay?

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Male 1,620
Link: Think Before You Speak : Don´t Say Gay [Rate Link] - Hey guys, have you heard? It`s not cool to call lame things gay.
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