Basically ive got an infraction on my account for calling something 'Gay'
"You have received an infraction at HotUKDeals Forum.
Reason: Offensive/Insulted Other Member(s)
Now i know calling something Gay isnt particulary intelligent and hardly stretches my vocabulary but it wasnt meant as to offend its just something that ive always said. I'm not homophobic, its just always been used to describe something rubbish.
I remembered something about Chris Moyles being attacked for a similar thing and so a google search found this:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5049566.stm
He described something as gay on air and people wanted him sacked. A watchdog found
"The governors' programme complaints committee - which operates independently of the BBC - acknowledged Chris Moyles' description of a ringtone he did not like as "gay" could cause offence.
But the use of the word "gay" to mean "lame" or "rubbish" was widespread among young people, it said.
"In broadcasting to an audience of predominantly young people, it was to be expected that Chris Moyles would use expressions and words which the listeners used themselves," the committee's report said. "
Just wondering what other people think.