Ameliorated words of offensive origin

Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm at SLIP.NET
Thu Mar 1 08:29:14 UTC 2001

>>>Surely you don't mean that "queer" started out offensive. It
>>>wasn't, then it was, then, as you note, it was "repossessed."

Surely I didn't (um, and don't call me Surely...)  True, "queer" has
gone back and forth.


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