RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Mar 27 18:05:23 UTC 2001

In a message dated 2/28/01 8:23:00 AM, jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM writes:

<< Wouldn't "gay" also fall into this category?  Actually, it's moved in
both directions, from a sense with fairly positive overtones ("keenly
alive and exuberant") to one with negative ones ("licentious") to one
that, by now at least, is fairly neutral ("homosexual").

Joanne Despres
Merriam-Webster >>

and back AGAIN (in current teen slang) to 'disgusting'

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