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Postby magnolia » 11 Nov 2003, 14:31

Evolution of the word "Queer" in today's Taiwan News, p. 6. Here's a link to the AP piece:

http://www.dailycollegian.com/vnews/dis ... mplate=pda
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Postby QuietMountain » 12 Nov 2003, 01:12

Magnolia,

Thanks for posting the link to that article about the word "queer." It was really interesting. I'm not 40 or over, but I'm still not quite comfortable with using that word. Though, I think I find it less of a problem then "fag." Probably because "fag" and "faggot" were more often used as slurs where I grew up.

"Queer," to me, still holds the connotation of being "strange" or "odd." Which is why I probably don't like it that much. I don't think of myself as odd or strange. Well, at least not for liking men instead of women. In other ways, yes, I am little strange. :P But, not in the ways you probably think. :wink:
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Postby Flicka » 12 Nov 2003, 08:11

QuietMountain wrote:Magnolia,

Thanks for posting the link to that article about the word "queer." It was really interesting. I'm not 40 or over, but I'm still not quite comfortable with using that word. Though, I think I find it less of a problem then "fag." Probably because "fag" and "faggot" were more often used as slurs where I grew up.

"Queer," to me, still holds the connotation of being "strange" or "odd." Which is why I probably don't like it that much. I don't think of myself as odd or strange. Well, at least not for liking men instead of women. In other ways, yes, I am little strange. :P But, not in the ways you probably think. :wink:


Well then can anyone can explain to me what "Queer as Folk" is supposed to mean? Why didn't they just call it "Queer People"?

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Postby Closet Queen » 12 Nov 2003, 08:14

At a guess, it's a play on the old Yorkshire saying "There's nowt as queer as folk".
"Honey, I've blown a guy just to get him outta my house."
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Postby magnolia » 12 Nov 2003, 10:49

Yes CQ is right, it
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Postby Flicka » 12 Nov 2003, 11:06

My college roommate's mom was a lesbian and his brother was bi. His sister was straight, but she was adopted. Incidentally, his last name was Lovelady.

My sisters are straight, and my teenage brother seems to be showing a mega-infatuation with Ralph Lauren clothes and Cuban cigars, but not much in sports and only slight interest in girls. I am not sure if that is what teens are like these days or not. What's your take, Magnolia?
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Postby Closet Queen » 12 Nov 2003, 11:15

magnolia wrote:Ooh, and mentioning my sister has given me a thought, anyone else with gay siblings? Seeing as me and my sister (plays football for England ?well, she made the team once!) have different fathers, our example supports the theory that the gay gene is passed through the mother. Any thoughts?


Oh, yes. There's just the two of us, and my sister is a luscious lesbian. She's a prison officer (did her avid watching of Prisoner Cell Block H press the lesbian button :lol:), and her wife is a police officer. Lesbians in authority, ouch!

I think lesbian is a lovely word that really rolls around the mouth. The best we males have is "homosexual" which clearly sounds like a disease.
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Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 12 Nov 2003, 11:25

If some people don't object to being called "poof" maybe we should call this "Poofter's Palace" ? Even if others do object ? What about "Homo's Home" ? Can be seen to be normal people just like the rest of us with something understandable like "Gay/Lesbian Issues" now can we ?

Not quite sure what the topic is in here, but if you want to start a new one, please make a new thread. ("No need for a gay forum, they only wanted one thread") This one is getting a bit long (As the actress said to the bishop) I could split them, but it's really buggers things up when you change topic in the middle of a post :roll:
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Postby magnolia » 12 Nov 2003, 11:29

We're just having a natter, BFM, don't panic! If I start a "gay siblings" thread, can you move the last few posts over then? Thanks!
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Postby magnolia » 12 Nov 2003, 11:42

Don't know anything about teens these days either, Flicka (though they're getting cuter the older I get :shock: ) but your bro sounds like a classic metrosexual, if there is such a thing! I met a SCREAMING "metro" on Penghu in the summer, a US serviceman from NY, who claimed to have more pairs of designer shoes than any Manhattan queen - I watched him practically screw a hooker in a KTV parlor, so he WAS straight! You meet really weird people on the islands...

CQ: I thought MY sister and her friends were scary (even my Irish laborer father though the women's football team were "coarse") but yours? Jeez! Tell me she DOESN'T look like Joan Ferguson, please! :wink:
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