Euphemisms for being Homosexual

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  1. earllogjam

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    Language is a wonderful tool to soften the harsh light of socially unacceptable reality. There were many ways to say a man was homosexual without actually using the word homosexual.

    Light in the loafers

    Friend of dorothy

    Confirmed bachelor

    Stemming the rose

    Wide stance

    Can you think of any others with an imaginative use of the language?
     
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    Enchanted (a whole community was the Enchanted Forest)

    Festive

    And apparently "Canadian"!!!!
     
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    LOL, the secret is out. :redface:
     
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    Fruity
    Funny that way
    Sweet
    Sugar in the tank
     
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    Casual (a real vintage English phrase I love)

    Bent as a 9 bob note (ditto)

    Light on his feet

    Good with soft furnishings

    Afflicted with the Piratical vice
     
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    When girls have inquired about me to one another I've heard the term used "his door doesn't swing your way."

    Artsy

    Mary

    Moe (these two are alittle crass IMHO)
     
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    As camp as a row of pink tents

    A little bit "how's your father"
     
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    Hmmm, maybe this one has developed other meanings over time I dunno, but "a little bit of how's your father" is a Cockney phrase which describes having a little bit of hanky panky or sex in general.... not really a euphemism for Gay... but like I say could have developed other meanings over time... :smile:
     
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    I've definitely heard it used this way, but I don't remember a source.
     
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    Canada's Frank Magazine ( a knock-off of the British mag Private Eye) used the term "avid pianist".

    Some euphemisms such as this developed as code to avoid libel or defamation suits if the subject is against being publicly identified as homosexual.
     
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    In Switzerland they say "warm brother".
     
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    Flamboyant.

    "Kiss me quick, I'm full of jubes"
    (heard via comedian Hannah Gadsby)

    Daffodil picker.
     
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    I'm not going to pretend I understand all these, but whatevs:

    Chutney ferret
    Marmite miner
    Chocolate starfish diver
    Rear gunner/admiral
    Uphill gardener
    Fudge packer
    Pillow biter
    "loves his mum"
    "nice young man"
    shirt-lifter
    Knob-goblin
    Knob jockey
     
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    Chutney Ferret? Sounds like an Indian food lover.


    Personally, I love the term "chocolate starfish diver."

    Rather poetic and visual.
     
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    Chutney Ferret is one of my favourites actually even though it's kinda gross :biggrin1:

    For those who don't get it Ferrets are renowned for getting into pipes and tubes and holes, and chutney ... well chutney looks a little like poop.... :biggrin1:
     
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    I like the good old Cockney Rhyming Slang too- "Iron" from "Iron Hoof" which rhymes with "Poof". LOL
     
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    I thought chutney was all marmalade like. What kind of chutney you been eating boy?:crazy2:
     
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    After 9
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