"Having to go to high school *cringe* I know that no one thought through it that hard. Teenagers will not know that definition, and while we'll probably never really know how it started, I think it stemmed from simple bigotry and even more…"
"I really, really hate it when people say that. And I love to constantly whine about living in Utah, and of course Mormons are now famous for the gay-hating. Pretty sure when someone says "that's so gay" the respect meter plummets and…"
"I strongly believe that we all know when we use words to inflict pain or some sort of discord with people. However, when one does so that it connects with a movement and/or age group to be a casual term the question then becomes do we help this…"
"It likely started as meaning 'overtly feminine for a man' making it more of an insult to women than homosexuals at large. Whether or not the association of 'gay' with 'feminine' is a whole other matter not pertinent to…"
"Knowing the shit storm I'm about to raise, I have to say, no. The words themselves are not discriminatory. In parlance, the intent of the words is far more important than the words themselves; that 'gay' in 'that's so…"
"It's always been about context. Banning words or phrases just strengthens the harshness. I'm not a fan of a person being judged because of one joke in bad taste or one phrase taken out of context, because it really gives those things more…"
"If people can't use the term "that's so gay" are we going to ban all offensive speech? To me this is a dangerous proposition in the long run. We start marking things out that become taboo for people to say and the next thing you…"
"I must say that i am guilty of of saying "thats gay" in conversations when referring to something that seemed stupid. I have never really thought about it before until i was with a group and one of the guys was gay and i said it and found…"
"When my kids started using this phrase, I'd always say, "Are you sure? Looks to be hetero to me. Could be Bi, what do you think?" and other stupid things. It annoyed them all so much.. They asked me to stop and I said "when you…"
Several of us are of a different generation here and don't start to fall asleep after 140 characters. Feel free to write as much as you want...I didn't consider your post to be too long at all, sometimes nuance deserves a…"