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#1
Allow me tor ant for just a moment, as a high school student in the US, I'm accustomed to all sorts of things, emo's, goth's, gangster's, etc, but usually I can handle their verbal raping of the english language, but one thing I noticed coming from teens is the use of the word "gay" to insult anything that has either no gender or someone who's not actually gay. For ex.

"This class is gay."
"You're gay."
"Everything is gay."
"Your car is gay."

I'm no biologist... but I don't think anything other then a person could be gay, I mean, in the dictionary, gay is described as either being happy, or homosexual, so how could a car be gay? My car... well... my car has no gender It doesn't even move when I don't want it too.

So, someone tell me, did someone run out of insults halfway through their speech, or did they just not have any to begin with?
#2
I dunno, but I think it's both incredibly ignorant and immature. Some people need to grow the hell up.
#3
yea i hate it too. It shows lack of creativity and just downright lack of intellectuality. I lose a lot of respect for people who use that term.
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#4
It's the lack of grammar skills people have. I always correct people who use 'gay' or 'retarded' as an insult. Also, when did 'gay' become a synonym for 'homosexual'? Didn't it mean happy?
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#10
I don't see it as anything to get angry over, though I feel it is overused and I don't employ it myself.
#13
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#14
when they started buttsekksing.

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#16
Once (a few select, prominent) gay people decided that being a homosexual wasn't enough and that they had to be WAY annoyingly flamboyant and feminine and the gay stereotype was born was when it became an insult. When someone calls someone gay they are saying that they are like the stereotypical gay person, which I think is insulting.
#17
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Gay= bad, sucks, stupid


Uhhh, no, that's not what it means.
#18
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but yeah, it pisses me off when people use "gay" as a general insult. but in my experiences, most people are idiots, so w/e.
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#19
I do believe the real question is when did douche or douche-bag become so widespread ?

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#20
It's just another way of saying that something is a pain in the ass.
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#21
It's just another one of those gay insults that requires no thought whatsoever.
#22
Because homosexuality is still something that society in general shuns as different, and anything different from the norm can be used negatively. Of course, this may be different later on, but not at this current juncture.

It's just the slang to use right now, in a general sense. As long as one can ascertain the meaning of the use of the word, it will be used.
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#23
Apparently the search button is gay.

It's a passive insult in my school. No one says it out of anger, it's more used against a funny-yet-cheesy joke (yo mommas, puns.)
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#24
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I do believe the real question is when did douche or douche-bag become so widespread ?



Now, douche is a hilarious word, it sounds like something off that old adam West Batman show, BOOM, POW, KICK, DOUCHE!
#27
it's just another cliche. an overused instance of figurative language. cuz when someone says a thing is gay, they are speaking figuratively. mean, albeit, but it's just like saying a class (course) is dumb - a course, which is a thing, has no ability to be dumb.
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#28
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What else could I say?
Everyone is gay.

What else could I write?
I don't have the right.

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What kind of question is that? And no, I don't know where that general use came from.
#31
This thread's pretty gay.

Jeezus it's just a term for something stupid or unfavourable. Lots of words are twisted into insults. I don't hear many people object when others use the word "dumb" incorrectly.

"That's dumb"
"What do you mean? The situation I was talking about wasn't an entity, thus it can't be mute."

See what I mean?

I've come to the conclusion the sandy ****s who moan about the improper use of the word are closeted homosexuals themselves and can't handle it being repeated in their ear. I then spread mostly successful rumours regarding their sexuality.
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#32
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Once (a few select, prominent) black people decided that being a african american wasn't enough and that they had to be WAY annoyingly flamboyant and proud of their culture and the black stereotype was born was when it became an insult. When someone calls someone black they are saying that they are like the stereotypical black person, which I think is insulting.

lets change homosexual to something like...... idk, black people. Now look at your pathetic excuse for an argument. Now do you see why you fail?
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#33
you people are gay
lolol, but srsly, its like another way of saying something sucks or someone is a a**.. ex:
Hes gay
Hes a a**

you can always substitute gay for fag : 0
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#34
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This thread's pretty gay.

Jeezus it's just a term for something stupid or unfavourable. Lots of words are twisted into insults. I don't hear many people object when others use the word "dumb" incorrectly.

"That's dumb"
"What do you mean? The situation I was talking about wasn't an entity, thus it can't be mute."

See what I mean?

I've come to the conclusion the sandy ****s who moan about the improper use of the word are closeted homosexuals themselves and can't handle it being repeated in their ear. I then spread mostly successful rumours regarding their sexuality.
Seriously. When was the last time someone got outraged over getting 'gyped?' That's derivative from gypsy.
#35
Quote by Von.
This thread's pretty gay.

Jeezus it's just a term for something stupid or unfavourable. Lots of words are twisted into insults. I don't hear many people object when others use the word "dumb" incorrectly.

"That's dumb"
"What do you mean? The situation I was talking about wasn't an entity, thus it can't be mute."

See what I mean?

I've come to the conclusion the sandy ****s who moan about the improper use of the word are closeted homosexuals themselves and can't handle the word being repeated in their ear. I then spread mostly successful rumours regarding their sexuality.


Dumb is synonomous with the word stupid.

The thing is, that people can be offended by it.

No, but sense we are judging others, I believe people who use the word are only reverting people from their gayness to think another person is gay.
#36
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Seriously. When was the last time someone got outraged over getting 'gyped?' That's derivative from gypsy.



Does anyone even use Gyped anymore?
#37
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The thing is, that people can be offended by it.

No, but sense we are judging others, I believe people who use the word are only reverting people from their gayness to think another person is gay.
Uh... I could not understand a word of that.
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#38
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lets change homosexual to something like...... idk, black people. Now look at your pathetic excuse for an argument. Now do you see why you fail?



Your reformation of the argument leads to the BET channel.
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#39
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Seriously. When was the last time someone got outraged over getting 'gyped?' That's derivative from gypsy.

I got suspended because my 8th grade math teacher was offended. (WTF? He's a rich Norwegian!)

#40
Quote by Von.
This thread's pretty gay.

Jeezus it's just a term for something stupid or unfavourable. Lots of words are twisted into insults. I don't hear many people object when others use the word "dumb" incorrectly.

"That's dumb"
"What do you mean? The situation I was talking about wasn't an entity, thus it can't be mute."

See what I mean?

I've come to the conclusion the sandy ****s who moan about the improper use of the word are closeted homosexuals themselves and can't handle it being repeated in their ear. I then spread mostly successful rumours regarding their sexuality.

or maybe its the people who instead of accepting who they are and letting others be who they are, decide to accuse others of being gay to distract people from their own homosexuality.
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1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
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