GUNSEL: definition

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 24 07:14:01 UTC 2002

At 2:40 PM -0500 1/24/02, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>I think Mencken's definition is better than the first one given. GUNSELs were
>not "gay" or even necessarily "homosexual," though persons so designated may
>have been forced into anal intercourse by circumstances such as surviving in
>prison or in the world of tramps in the 1920s and 1930s. Or relationship may
>not even have been sexual--Robin is sort of Batman's gunsel.
may not have been KNOWN TO BE sexual; there's been a lot of
speculation about those two.


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