new words: gaycism

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 24 03:32:53 UTC 2007

At 8:28 PM -0600 3/23/07, Susan Burt wrote:
>On Mar 23, 2007, at 6:22 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>Wasn't he Gacy, or maybe Gacey?  It was back when all trendy serial
>>killers had to have "Wayne" as their middle names.
>Who else had "Wayne" as a middle name?  Is that why I have always felt
>vaguely uneasy about people named Wayne--or middle-named Wayne?
If you google "middle name" + Wayne, you'll get, oh, 325,000 hits,
many of which include a long list of such individuals.  For example,
here's a bunch courtesy of Chuck ("News of the Weird") Shepard:


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