[Ads-l] LGBTQOI?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 30 10:23:54 EST 2017


I prefer "LGBTQX," with "X" for "unknown" in the sci-fi sense.

JL

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 9:36 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Jan 29, 2017, at 10:49 PM, Dave Wilton <dave at WILTON.NET> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >
> > -----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:
> >
> > 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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