Comment There was a great cartoon by Alison Bechdel that dealt with this use of gay. This extract is just one source that confirms what is commonly known. Saying a movie is lame, i. I direct my teenage students often to leo for the dictionary section - not the forum though.
It seems like a complex issue: how long do we need to observe the pejorative use of 'gay' until that ceases to be slang and becomes as valid a use for the word as homosexual? But I think this plausible denial and irony system is a clear veil under bigotry, confirmed by the fact they also troll people for not getting it, continuing with the them of "so pc you're losing Who uses gay as a pejorative in anyway mind".
From my experience in England but Who uses gay as a pejorative in anyway would say this of my experiences in the US alsoin any formal context, such as work, "retarded" generally does not provoke much offence when used of things that are very stupid but not merely substandardwhile using "gay" as a slur is likely to damage one's career and position, at least in the short term.
This bit seems to have been inserted at random yesterday and I'm not at all convinced it's necessary. The assertion that the sexual meaning originated in Polari is uncited, and inconsistent with the more common claims of US origin. A lot of people will think you're pretty queer for mincing words like that.
In fact, it seeps into the subconscious. Darth Pinche Member. Sep 3, 6, 0 0.
We ask 6-year-old Brittany if she has a crush on Noah when she puts her arm around him. Don't go noising it around in inappropriate places like your workplace or your children's school. Reuse this content.
Etym talk , 26 January UTC. Finding my way around them for radio interviews can be, ah, interesting. Young gay people have told Stonewall that when they hear phrases such as "that is so gay" they feel ashamed; like they are outsiders.