jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon May 31 14:18:19 UTC 2004
I first heard a teenage boy use "gay" in the "weird,
strange, different, stupid, annoying, lame" sense
around 15 years ago. I didn't take it to relate
directly to homosexuality then, but to me, the origin
of this use seems pretty obviously linked through the
weird, strange, different, stupid, annoying, lame,
etc. ==> queer
queer ==> homosexual
homosexual ==> gay
gay ==> queer ==> weird, strange, different, stupid,
annoying, lame, etc.
I disagree that "phat" is a new spelling or new
meaning for "fat". I posit that someone simply came
across "phatic" in a dictionary and decided they and
their buddies were "phatic", hence "phat". The word
caught on, and since, "phat" has evolved and been
applied to a wide range of situations and meanings.
I have no proof whatsoever to back this up.
--- Wilson Gray <hwgray at EARTHLINK.NET> wrote:
> On May 29, 2004, at 1:17 PM, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
> > The term is like "phat" and should be so
> > ghey
> -Wilson Gray
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