gay, straight, or lying

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jan 4 06:25:02 UTC 2012

I don't think logic has anything to do with it. It sounds like to me a pattern or snowclone of sorts--monosyllable, monosyllable, or bisyllable--but I can't think of any other phrases that fit. Maybe something that ends in "crazy."

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jan 3, 2012, at 9:09 PM, Neal Whitman wrote:

> My question on the blog: Why do those who don't believe in bisexuality say
> bisexuals are "gay, straight, or lying" instead of "gay or straight and
> lying"?
> The earliest I've seen it in print is 2003, but it was supposedly common
> among gay men before then.
> Neal

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