[Ads-l] LGBTQOI?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 30 09:36:49 EST 2017


> On Jan 29, 2017, at 10:49 PM, Dave Wilton <dave at WILTON.NET> wrote:
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> I have seen un-ironic use of LGBTQTIQ2SA
> 
> (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, allied)
> 
> The order of the letters varies. Urban Dictionary has an entry for this dated 2010.
> 

Tricky part is turning it into a pronounceable acronym.  Where’s Vanna White when you need her?

LH
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Ben Zimmer
> Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:56 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] LGBTQOI?
> 
> See Arnold Zwicky's post, based on a 2010 discussion here on ADS-L:
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> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/01/23/the-alphabet-soup-of-sexuality-and-gender/
> 
> As Arnold explains, if there's one Q, it's for "queer," and if there's a second one, it's for "questioning." The I is "intersex." So you likely saw the initialism LGBTQQI, not LGBTQOI.
> 
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 6:57 PM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> I still have not figured out what the "Q" in "LGBTQ" stands for.
>> 
>> Then, today, I saw a poster for an LGBTQOI support center.
>> 
>> Huh?
>> 
>> 
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