Is Your Girlfriend A Lesbian? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Funny

An easy-to-follow flowchart that will instantly identify your girlfriend as a lesbian... or not.
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Female 1,199
0.o What`s up with the massive posts?

... Oh it`s Angillion.
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Male 12,365
[quote]A) You don`t need to explain transliteration (you pompous a**). [/quote]

Your posts made it clear you didn`t know what it was, so I did have to explain it.

[quote] but the conventional "Lesbos" still stands with scholars as the agreed upon pronunciation from the ancient, which is where the word lesbian was derived from.[/quote]

Check when the word `lesbian` was first used in English to refer to homosexuality between women.

It`s not an ancient word. It`s a fairly modern one.
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Male 9
@Angilion:
A) You don`t need to explain transliteration (you pompous a**).
B) "But I don`t speak modern Greek, let alone the relevant version of ancient Greek. Do you?" Um, actually, I do know ancient Greek but as FinalReport said:
C) "...we have NO MEANS OF KNOWING how the Ancient Greeks pronounced their words." The word in ancient Greek is spelled with a beta, however, which leads me to reiterate that it is spelled Lesbos. Throughout the centuries Greek letters have changed so that in modern Greek beta now makes a "v" sound. When you transliterate into English NOW it is Lesvos, but the conventional "Lesbos" still stands with scholars as the agreed upon pronunciation from the ancient, which is where the word lesbian was derived from.
D) We`ll just have to agree to disagree on this, considering that you`ve already stated that you DON`T KNOW THE LANGUAGE.
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Female 28
Hi, I have studied Attic Greek (Ancient Greek), and I would like to add that we have NO MEANS OF KNOWING how the Ancient Greeks pronounced their words. There are no recordings to refer to. Therefore, we can only rely on the modern pronunciations. In my greek class, we would always pronounce the letter "beta" with a "b" sound. Beta is the letter in question here, and the greek would be pronounced (formally, and by my class at least) as "Lesbos". Also, and formally again, the "v" sound did not exist. The character "v" in the Greek alphabet instead was called "nu" and pronounced as "n".
BUT there is a sigma before the letter beta, and this might suggest a change the pronunciation of the "bee" sound to more of "ve" sound in conversation. This would then be something similar to a contraction, a colloquial change in the pronunciation just because it makes it easier to say. (try saying "ss&quo
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Male 12,365
[quote]Regardless of whether or not that`s what he`s talking about, Latin had a "b" as well. Why would they spell it with a "v"? [/quote]

Because it`s the right transliteration in English. We`re talking about English here, not Latin.
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Male 12,365
The name in the Greek alphabet didn`t show up on posting, so I`ll continue to belabour the point:

The island is Greek and so, unsurprisingly, its name is written using the Greek alphabet.

Writing it in any other alphabet is a transliteration that *should* replicate the pronunciation.

The correct transliteration in English is Lesvos.

Lesbos is a mistake.

The reason why homosexuality between women is named after Sappho (who was referred to by where she lived in lieu of a surname) is completely irrelevant to the fact that calling the island Lesbos is a mistake.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Angilion: "It should have been a `v`, not a `b`."

There *was* no "v" in ancient Greek.[/quote]

OK, so I do have to explain what transliteration is.

Different languages may use different alphabets. This is the case with Greek and most European languages, which use an alphabet derived from the Roman alphabet.

If you want to write a Greek name in one of those languages, you will have to change the alphabet the name is written in - that is transliteration. The aim in transliteration is to replicate the pronunciation in the target alphabet and language.

[quote]The island was called Lesbos.[/quote]

As far as I know, the island was called Λέσβ ο ς. But I don`t speak modern Greek, let alone the relevant version of ancient Greek. Do you?

Try here:

http://www.lesvos.com/
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Male 8,302
> Angilion
> I already explained the mistake, clearly, simply and in sufficient detail. Why didn`t you read it? Why should I explain it again? You didn`t read it the first time, so what reason do I have to think you`d read it the second time? Shall I copy and paste it half a dozen times? Would that be enough?

No you didn`t; you spoke of the word `lesbian` and didn`t even mention the island, so I suggest YOU read the frakkin` question asked AND what YOU already wrote, instead of exploding like steam from hot coals because what you THINK you wrote, isn`t what you actually wrote.

> I even gave the exact details of the mistake

Oh so you did... someone, somewhere, sometime, make some sort of mistake translating to indeterminate other languages, which some unknown person pointed out was a mistake, which everyone ignored.

Thanks for that, I feel almost as smart as you now.
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Male 9
@SomeShoes: Regardless of whether or not that`s what he`s talking about, Latin had a "b" as well. Why would they spell it with a "v"?

And I can read very well, thank you.
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Female 9,478
I`m not a lebo... yet. XD
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Male 2,056
@GabrielJames, he`s explaining what it would be in the ROMAN derived alphabet

learn to read
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Male 9
Angilion: "It should have been a `v`, not a `b`."

There *was* no "v" in ancient Greek. The island was called Lesbos.
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Male 12,365
As for the residents of the island, do you really think they all call themselves lesbians?

I`ve read that in common usage on the island itself, the island and the residents are named after the main city of the island. Maybe it`s true, maybe it isn`t. What is unlikely to be true is that they name themselves after a foreigner`s mistake that has a completely different meaning.

The association only comes about because Sappho was famous enough to later be referred to by the place she was most associated with. Ancient Greeks didn`t use family names in that way, so famous people were identified in some other manner. Helen of Troy, for example. Or Sappho of Lesvos.

It would be better to use her name as the basis for the word, i.e. sapphic, sapphist, sapphism. The association is properly with her, not the island she lived on. They are real words in English already.
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Male 12,365
[quote]The word comes from the Greek Island of Lesbos, famous for the female scholar and poet Sappho who wrote love poems to other women there. Are you saying then that the mistake was in the translation of the name of the island, AND the nomenclature of the residents thereof?[/quote]

I already explained the mistake, clearly, simply and in sufficient detail. Why didn`t you read it? Why should I explain it again? You didn`t read it the first time, so what reason do I have to think you`d read it the second time? Shall I copy and paste it half a dozen times? Would that be enough?

Free clue: The island is not really called Lesbos.

THE NAME IS A MISTAKE INTRODUCED WHILE TRANSLITERATING BETWEEN DIFFERENT ALPHABETS.

I even gave the exact details of the mistake.

Is the problem my use of the word `transliteration`? I realise it isn`t a commonly used word, but you could easily look it up if you don`t know what it means.
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Female 131
lesbians wear make up.
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Male 8,302
> Angilion
> the word `lesbian` is a mistake

The word comes from the Greek Island of Lesbos, famous for the female scholar and poet Sappho who wrote love poems to other women there. Are you saying then that the mistake was in the translation of the name of the island, AND the nomenclature of the residents thereof?
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Male 12,365
Off on a tangent...the word `lesbian` is a mistake. Someone made an error when transliterating from Greek to the Roman-derived alphabet used for most other European languages. The mistake stuck, even after it was shown to be wrong.

It should have been a `v`, not a `b`.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I apologize if this sounds ignorant or insulting, but I think bisexuals have it right - they love people as *people* not just as men or as women.[/quote]

I think you have it wrong. Bisexuals are simply people who can be sexually attracted to people of different sexes. That`s it. It`s not a socio-political position. It`s not a choice of any kind.

[quote]I`ve been bi-curious since I was 16. Never had the courage to go against my very Christian family and date another woman, but I`ve met women who I would date.[/quote]

That`s something you`ll regret. Not that there`s anything special about homosexual sex or relationships, but spending your whole life suppressing part of yourself just to suit the irrational requirements of your family is going to cause you regrets later. It probably does already. Is it worth it? That`s up to you.
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Female 779
Apparently I am a lesbian... Well I guess i`m open so fair enough. >.<
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Male 108
Hahahaha Bravo Lionhart. I think you were the only person who understood I was making a joke.
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Male 210
Lionhart`s post translated just for you @Harleq:

"Dude (to chick): Hey sexy lady, feeling frisky?
Chick (to dude): F*** off!
Dude (to friend): F***ing lesbians man, they`re everywhere."
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Male 392
Harleq - I understood every word of that.

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Male 8,302
> Harleq
> Lionhart, you mind translating that to English?

Sorry Harleq.

Male Drinker (to random female in the same bar): Greetings and salutations, beautiful one of the opposite gender. Would you like to partake in sexual intercourse with me?
Female: I must, unfortunately, decline your generous invitation at this time.
Male Drinker (to male best friend)): Damnation, friend, every woman I speak to these days, I determine to be lesbian by virtue of the fact that she refuses my advances.
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Male 108
Lionhart, you mind translating that to English?
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Male 8,302
The Australian Method of Lesbian Determination is much easier.

Bloke (to sheila): Oi good lookin`, how `bout a root?
Sheila (to bloke): Get stuffed!
Bloke (to mate): Bloody lesbians mate, they`re everywhere.
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Female 28
Thanks for the "let`s poke fun at gay people thorough stereotypes". Idiots
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Female 107
Refusal to give a blow job = lesbian? Really?
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Male 496
lol @ did she build you a deck
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Male 1,162
that was actually a terrible flow chart.
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Male 1,351
The setup is a wee bit confusing. More streamlined might make this funnier.
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Female 261
I apologize if this sounds ignorant or insulting, but I think bisexuals have it right - they love people as *people* not just as men or as women. I`ve been bi-curious since I was 16. Never had the courage to go against my very Christian family and date another woman, but I`ve met women who I would date. I don`t think that makes me selfish, it just opens up more options. :)
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Male 5,190
That`s confusing.
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Female 13
So... according to this... i`m a lesbian. That sure solves a lot of problems.
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Male 108
I debate the Subaru Outback comment. I see more of them driving Subaru Forresters.
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Female 171
@lostinkorea

``People, make up your mind. If you`re gay, be gay. If you`re straight, be straight....``

that is so naive. not all bisexuals are so just because they cant make up there minds or are `greedy` there may be some like that but its not all of us.

i am equally attracted to men and women, i dont just date men and have illicit sex with women, i date both, i have been in love with 1 man and 1 woman in my life and have absolutely no preference.

i actually think its really hard to be a bisexual becuase of the attitudes of people like you who think were just greedy whores.
i really hope you think about what you said and how it could offend someone
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Male 9,306
lostinkorea that`s insanely rude, and Blakcat don`t call her names even if she is acting like a child.

It`s natural to be curious and to experiment, if you`re not interested in it then you don`t have to participate, but don`t insult people for exploring, it makes you look foolish and stupid.
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Female 21
stay lost
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Male 3,059
@Nido: You`d be AMAZED at how many lesbians I know that drive Subaru Outbacks... It`s like the official vehicle of the over 30 lesbian.
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Female 120
According to this I`m not a lesbian... yet.
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Male 487
wow lostinkorea greedysexual is the best you could come up with??? that`s so lame... and yeah, what`s wrong with bi`s?

But let me guess, you like it missionary only with the lights off amirite?
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Female 876
Lostinkorea...

I`m sorry, but you`re kind of a bitch. I identify as bisexual, but guess what, I don`t drat everything I find. I`ve been in a monogamous relationship for the past five years. It`s simply that I don`t check between someone`s legs before I date them. Wow. Greedysexual. That sure is what I am.

Whore.
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Female 721
lostinkorea, grow up. It IS possible to like, gasp, BOTH genders. It`s also possible to try sex with the same gender just to see if it`s something you`re into. Not everyone`s into being vanilla when it comes to sexuality.
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Female 3,727
MadP Female, 18-29, Eastern US 286 Posts Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:16:59 PM
Agreeeed with Tom. I`ve had sex with a woman. I am not a lesbian. I don`t think it works the other way around though...
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You had sex with a woman BUT you`re not gay?! What do you call it then? Greedysexual, oh, I`m sorry, bisexual. Is that the "proper term" these days? People, make up your mind. If you`re gay, be gay. If you`re straight, be straight....

*sigh*
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Female 239
I have found that most girls are not completely opposed to experimenting with another girl.

Its getting harder to find a girl that is 100% straight.

They are either lesbian, bisexual, curious or have been involved in some kind of three some with another girl.... or maybe two..
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Male 9,306
WTF does a CAR have to do with sexual orientation? FFS! =P
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Female 332
Agreeeed with Tom. I`ve had sex with a woman. I am not a lesbian. I don`t think it works the other way around though...
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Male 1,674
poor Ike, you really don`t have much excitement in your life do you?
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Male 522
yet
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Male 25,416
ok!!!
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Male 907
What`s a carabiner?

Osh*t, does this make me gay?

Oh wait, I am gay...this flowchart is pretty legit.
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Male 2,703
I can simplify this flowchart (the new IAB infograph?)

[center]has she had sex with another woman?[/center]
|yes|/|no|

|yes, she is a lesbian| / |no she is not a lesbian|
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Female 4,039
"Chapstick doesn`t count" XD
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Male 813
I like the "did she build you a deck?" lol.
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Female 3,574
lol Geogypsy XD
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Male 4,594
I love the "Yet" part of "No your girlfriend is not a lesbian..."
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Female 171
i really should find this offensive but its too boring to be offensive.
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Male 2,549
I KNEW it!!! Why do these things always happen to me!!
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Male 20,196
Link: Is Your Girlfriend A Lesbian? [Pic] [Rate Link] - An easy-to-follow flowchart that will instantly identify your girlfriend as a lesbian... or not.
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