"gay" again

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sat Jul 29 17:58:33 UTC 2006

Zits cartoon of 7/25/06, two teenage boys:

1. Jeremy points at Billy's shoes, saying:
   Ha! Ha!  Billy, your shoes look so gay!

2. Billy:  I *am* gay, Jeremy.
    Jeremy: I know.

3. Jeremy: I didn't mean "gay" as in "homosexual," I meant "gay" as in

4. Jeremy, alone, with thought bubble: Why do people always
misinterpret what I say?

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