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The past few years, I've been noticing more and more people using gay as an insult. I'm having trouble understanding why I should be offended when I am called gay. Although I am a heterosexual male, I still find it rediculous that people take this so offensively. It's like if I call a black guy a chink or a hispanic guy a n****r. It's just immature.
Today I was called "supergay" for posting a thread about something I was doing related to the movie Superbad. I was asking for people's similar experience with high school shenanigans (yeah, shenanigans), and it ended up a debate on whether or not it was cool that I did this. Many of the people meaning to say I was wrong, but instead used gay innuendo to do so. One guy who replied spent the time to take my picture and make it "supergay." I didn't know if I should laugh at the time this kid spent painting over my picture in ms paint or what.
I know the majority of UG including myself is pretty immature, but I think we should get over the whole gay thing and use an insult that actually makes sense (such as flat out telling me I'm wrong and giving reasons, or flat out telling me I'm immature and unintelligent and give some reasons).
Your thoughts if you spent the time to read this?
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#4
When someone uses gay as an insult it just shows me how stupid/ignorant they are. It says a lot more about them than the person they're using it against.
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#5
haha alright. Primate-Primus with the win.

now for your opinions not involving calling this thread or myself gay.
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When someone uses gay as an insult it just shows me how stupid/ignorant they are. It says a lot more about them then the person they're using it against.


+3 1/5 it really justs make them sound like an idiot.
#9
ive been noticing less and less people using it.

shmeh, it was really big in australia a couple years ago lol.

still have one friend who's only insult is: ya gay.

f*cking hate the guy anyway.
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#10
I never really understood it because I've always used gay as in cheery. So, my confusion is really just compounded with this rise in the misuse of the term. I don't know though, whenever I hear it used, to be synonymous with stupid, it seems to me it'd be easier to just come out and say- "Stupid". Maybe I'm not cool enough.
#11
Eh, i dont blame them, have you saw the gay community recently? There totaly gay.
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#12
try making threads that aren't about ruining large groups of people's good times and maybe people will be nice. i personally hate people using gay or retard as an insult.
#13
Shouldn't you be chugging booze out of a gas can by now?

Just messing around man. I agree that using gay as an insult is beyond stupid, unless you have a gay friend that knows how to use it in a humorous way (my friend Ryne is hilarious).

EDIT: To the above...I use retard all the time. Is it wrong? Probably, but I can't help it.
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#14
We say gay only cuz we're closet homosexuals
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#15
Because when used as an insult the person's not calling you a homosexual. Surely you understand that the word has connotation of stupidity or uncoolness when used in that context.
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#16
i dont think its a big deal. people used to call eachother "nancy" and "sally" but now its turned into "gay" and "faggot". itll change again... maybe.
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#17
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haha alright. Primate-Primus with the win.

now for your opinions not involving calling this thread or myself gay.

I think it has to do with gays typically having women's traits- talking like women, dressing like them, etc. And due to our high testosterone level and self-confidence, we can't stand to be called feminine. It's like calling a guy a girl, but it's considered worse because they are making the claim that you are a male who wants to be a female. And guy's can't be anywhere near how girls act, it's forbidden. We can only talk about boobs, beer, and sports, and must always find dumb bimbos with extremely short skirts attractive.
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Because when used as an insult the person's not calling you a homosexual. Surely you understand that the word has connotation of stupidity or uncoolness when used in that context.

I understand that, but that's not anywhere what the word means and you just sound like an ignorant middle schooler.
#19
I hate when someone does something someone else doesn't like, so he says "Don't be gay".

To me, that's the equivalent of saying "Don't be white" or "Don't be mexican", etc.
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I think it has to do with gays typically having women's traits- talking like women, dressing like them, etc. And due to our high testosterone level and self-confidence, we can't stand to be called feminine. It's like calling a guy a girl, but it's considered worse because they are making the claim that you are a male who wants to be a female. And guy's can't be anywhere near how girls act, it's forbidden. We can only talk about boobs, beer, and sports, and must always find dumb bimbos with extremely short skirts attractive.

You seem like you're using e-sarcasm, but the text is so close to the truth, that I have to doubt it.
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I understand that, but that's not anywhere what the word means and you just sound like an ignorant middle schooler.


https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=800597

No, that's the ignorant middle schooler.

And yes, when the word "gay" is used like that, it takes on a new meaning. Just like when you say "oh hey may i crack open that nut for you" is vastly different than saying "i busted a nut on your sister's forehead last night."

Different contexts, connotations, meanings, yadda yadda.
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#22
Honestly, I do wish we could take the term faggot back...a faggot is a bundle of sticks (for burning) and when it started being used for referring to people, it had nothing do do with homosexuality.
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#23
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You seem like you're using e-sarcasm, but the text is so close to the truth, that I have to doubt it.

Haha. Heavy e-sarcasm. But sadly it's true.
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#24
I hate when someone does something someone else doesn't like, so he says "Don't be gay".

To me, that's the equivalent of saying "Don't be white" or "Don't be mexican", etc.


Well, technically saying "dont be homosexual" is the equivalent of "dont be white/black/mexican/ginger" so yea
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#25
yea its a habit i started when i was ten. same thing with retarded. but now that im a mature 14 year old, naht, i realize that it is offending to use it as an insult.
#26
Don't use gay as an INSULT you might OFFEND someone and comee off as IGNORANT!
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Don't use gay as an INSULT you might OFFEND someone and comee off as IGNORANT!


I can sense the sarcasm. But I would love to hear you walk around saying...

Stop being a ****** (love how they censor NIG but not KIKE)
Stop being such a kike
etc.

It's the same thing as telling someone to stop being a faggot

It makes being being gay seem inferior to everything else
#31
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It barely even makes sense when most people use it.

"Dude, I can't believe Ms. Murano is giving us that quiz already!"

"Yeah man, it's so gay!"


^so what, do any slang words really make sense? "That's COOL!!!"
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#32
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Don't use gay as an INSULT you might OFFEND someone and comee off as IGNORANT!

To me, a persons choice of insults often shows their maturity level. Someone who doesn't need to use insults at all is by far the most mature, because they can own you without calling you names. Then there's the insults like asshole, dick, douchebag, and all of those similar ones; these are the insults I use. People who use these aren't mature, but they're working on it. Generally it's to describe someone's negative behavior. The bottom is full of insults like gay, retarded, etc. They take someone else's personality/disability/etc. and label it on someone who it doesn't apply to, just to make them feel inferior. It's the cheapest shot, and it's extremely ignorant. I'm not saying be above everyone else and don't use insults, but at least use one that applies.
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asshole, dick, and douchebag do not fit in every situation though.

we need a thread on politically correct/insults that are allowed!
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#34
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/thread. Like, actually, there isn't much more to the discussion than this. I can't tell if the one dude up there was being sarcastic or not, but... Aren't insults SUPPOSED to offend people? I mean.. Isn't that the entire point of them?


word. theres no reason to insult someone unless you want to degrade.
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#36
Now that everybody hates me on this forum, I'm just gonna talk, I dont even care. So basically last year I went to school and I was driven into a deep state of depression because of all the BS this one guy put me trough using immature inconsiderate insults such as these. Not okay.
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To me, a persons choice of insults often shows their maturity level. Someone who doesn't need to use insults at all is by far the most mature, because they can own you without calling you names. Then there's the insults like asshole, dick, douchebag, and all of those similar ones; these are the insults I use. People who use these aren't mature, but they're working on it. Generally it's to describe someone's negative behavior. The bottom is full of insults like gay, retarded, etc. They take someone else's personality/disability/etc. and label it on someone who it doesn't apply to, just to make them feel inferior. It's the cheapest shot, and it's extremely ignorant. I'm not saying be above everyone else and don't use insults, but at least use one that applies.


I wouldnt exactly call you more mature for using "dick, douchebag and asshole" over "gay and retarded" but whatever.
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/thread. Like, actually, there isn't much more to the discussion than this. I can't tell if the one dude up there was being sarcastic or not, but... Aren't insults SUPPOSED to offend people? I mean.. Isn't that the entire point of them?

Yeah, but only if they're clever and make sense.
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I hate when someone does something someone else doesn't like, so he says "Don't be gay".

To me, that's the equivalent of saying "Don't be white" or "Don't be mexican", etc.


From what I've seen, madcap knows a lot about, well, life in general.
I agree with him.
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#40
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I wouldnt exactly call you more mature for using "dick, douchebag and asshole" over "gay and retarded" but whatever.

I think it is, but again just me talkin here. I think of it as if my dad were driving and a guy cut him off; would he call him an asshole or would he call him a faggot? Doesn't really apply for everything, that just popped into my head.