[Ads-l] Pan = pansexual

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 30 01:42:26 UTC 2015


> On May 29, 2015, at 8:23 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> the now-offensive "homo".
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> When was it inoffensive?

When used by the Romans to signify 'human being'...  (Guess that's not really 'it', though.)

LH

> Was its use different from that of "lezzie"?
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