should it be ok to use the word "gay" when referring in a derogotary manner towards items

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Found 20th Dec 2009
what do others think? it's common place on the threads here to use the word "gay" as a derogotary term. Should this fall into the same category as racism and the posts should be reported and deleted or should we all just accept that society is now changing this word to mean something is crap/s**t/useless etc etc or it's acceptable now to call someone "gay" to put down someone's taste in something etc
personally I think the use of this word in this way is offensive and I'm not normally overly pc or sensitive

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Supermod

It only becomes an issue when it is the centre of one.

yep its offensive and shouldnt be ok

Jessssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuus :roll:

I thought 'gay' meant 'happy' ??? :?

Oh lawd.
depends in which context the word gay is used.
ie; What a lovely gay day.
or; He is as gay as Christmas

its all poppycock, its way too late to start anything over this, its been around for years in schools all over the country its not offensive, unless of course those/that gay trainers/car/vase/pen/Christmas tree/plate/video game/etc I saw the other day has feelings..............................maybe though

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my mates say it all the time

ie;

"that toy is well gay"

this is gonna go the same way as the ginger xmas card

build yourselves a bridge and get over it

This thread is gay.

moob;7286744

This thread is gay.



agreed

lol

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personally I think the use of this word in this way is offensive and I'm not normally overly pc or sensitive

well grow a set and get over yourself

inb4

im not against gays, BUT

:giggle:

moob;7286744

This thread is gay.



Lets apply that to other groups of people



This thread is jew
This thread is irish
This thread is muslim
This thread is asian
This thread is black

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moob;7286744

This thread is gay.



It wasn't until you showed up:whistling:

No hate

Mallinersha;7286769

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If you feel the need - sounds daft though.:roll:

FilthAndFurry;7286786

It wasn't until you showed up:whistling:No hate



Awright sweetcheeks?:p

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Mallinersha;7286769

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Racist :thumbsup:

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Racist :thumbsup:



:lol:

Mallinersha;7286769

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lol how to miss the point entirely, its about calling items (Inanimate objects) gay and the fact the meaning of the word has changed in meaning when the words you have listed haven't had their meanings actually changed

:roll:

Mallinersha;7286769

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this thread is white
this thread is english
this thread is lesbian
this thread is scottish
this thread is female
this thread is male

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whats your point?????

The word 'gay' has several unrelated meanings.
Calling an inaminate object gay because its not very good is nothing to do with the sexuality or joyfullness of the said inanimate object.

Words can have more than one word, I think using the word Gay to describe homosexuals is more insulting than using it here,

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g1bbuk;7286838

The word 'gay' has several unrelated meanings. Calling an inaminate … The word 'gay' has several unrelated meanings. Calling an inaminate object gay because its not very good is nothing to do with the sexuality or joyfullness of the said inanimate object.



It's used because 'gay' is seen as 'bad' or 'wrong'.

It's pretty stupid to be honest when you think about it.

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The meaning of words change all the time. Gay meant happy, then it meant homosexual now it means crap/homosexual. Calling something gay isn't reffering to the homosexual side of the word, just the other meaning.

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if the term "gay" has been used about an inanimate object how could it be deemed offensive exactly.......

Mallinersha;7286769

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this is dumb,

cos one can be gay
but one cannot be muslim
neither can one be jew

its perfectly acceptable as long as you are 12 years old or younger-thats about the level it operates at as an "insult"

its fine

political correctness gone mad yet again

Alfonse;7286823

lol how to miss the point entirely, its about calling items (Inanimate … lol how to miss the point entirely, its about calling items (Inanimate objects) gay and the fact the meaning of the word has changed in meaning when the words you have listed haven't had their meanings actually changed:roll:



lol how to miss my point entirely, its about calling items (Inanimate objects) gay (which in this context is used in a derogatory manner) to a person who is gay.

Snare;7286884

this is dumb,cos one can be gaybut one cannot be muslimneither can one … this is dumb,cos one can be gaybut one cannot be muslimneither can one be jew



Oh you missed the other ones out, no one can be irish, black or asian LOL...

casparwhite;7286881

if the term "gay" has been used about an inanimate object how could it be … if the term "gay" has been used about an inanimate object how could it be deemed offensive exactly.......



Because the word 'gay' is used in a derogatory manner perhaps?

Mallinersha;7286928

lol how to miss my point entirely, its about calling items (Inanimate … lol how to miss my point entirely, its about calling items (Inanimate objects) gay (which in this context is used in a derogatory manner) to a person who is gay.



so you cut n paste my quote in your reply lolzer

so I call a pair of Nike trainers gay, its not offensive to the trainers so from what you have said a gay person needs to be around when i say that, for it to be offensive to a gay person :?:?:?

Mallinersha;7286982

Mod Edit: Offensive post removed



didn't take you long lose your argument and do what you said was offensive, you're not even consistent with your own principles lmao

so what if i am gay????

Mallinersha;7286769

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I use to refer to things as 'gay' when I was 10.

Who is this thread aimed at?

Mallinersha;7287038

Well, you like calling Nike trainers gay - do I really need to? :roll:



you will though

i do know the difference between an organic life form and an inanimate object though

This could be used for many words used nowadays with double or positive and negative meanings i think it depends as some people use it without thinking anything negative towards those of that sexual pref, but some do, i've heard people of gay sexual orietation use the term for the same thing eg omg that wallpaper is SoooOOooo gay and laugh about it, would be ok for them to laugh but not for me hmmm

don't forget it is a name also, a relation of mine has the name but spelt differently but pronouced the same.

it would be more of an issue if people make an issue of it,

next going out for a fag *ie smoke incase anyone gets offended* will be the next problem word lol

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Words can have more than one word, I think using the word Gay to describe … Words can have more than one word, I think using the word Gay to describe homosexuals is more insulting than using it here,



?? How can that be when I've heard any number of homosexuals/lesbians announce themselves to be 'gay'?
And why would they call their Manchester festival 'Gay pride' if it was in any way offensive?

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deek72;7287159

?? How can that be when I've heard any number of homosexuals/lesbians … ?? How can that be when I've heard any number of homosexuals/lesbians announce themselves to be 'gay'?And why would they call their Manchester festival 'Gay pride' if it was in any way offensive?



The point is that people use the word 'gay' to mean 'bad'.

Gay Pride doesn't use the word in that sense.

Original Poster

personally I think it's offensive, most times I ignore and doesn't even bother me, although sometimes it ****** me off as I think it's immature.
I don't think being gay is crap or whatever, it's just normal. But I think by using it in a derogotary manner I think others see being gay as something not quite as good as being straight which is wrong.
proably just rambling as bored!

FilthAndFurry;7287285

The point is that people use the word 'gay' to mean 'bad'.Gay Pride … The point is that people use the word 'gay' to mean 'bad'.Gay Pride doesn't use the word in that sense.



Wow, someone finally get's it - Rep for you YAY!

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Call anyone Gay an you run the risk of being infracted.

It's the sort of comment I would expect to hear in a playground, not from anyone who is in the double digit age bracket.

Reviewing the ]Code of Conduct should make our position very clear.

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