Have you all noticed?

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  1. EFH33

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    In the profile section now under sexual preference they have replaced the homosexual and heterosexual choice with gay and straight, respectively. Doesn't really matter to me, but I was just wondering if anyone else noticed this...
     
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    Go to "Announcements" B)
     
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    Also, it takes up less bandwidth. Plus, "homosexual" has a bit of an accent on the third syllable.
     
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    I've never cared for the clinical-sounding words homosexual and heterosexual in a social setting, and LPSG is, for many of us, at least somewhat social. If we can't have ass pirate and breeder, I guess gay and straight work fine. I certainly prefer the term gay to queer. I don't care what the growing trend is: I hate the Q word.
     
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    I feel exactly the same way! I loathe the Q word as well. I suppose it is the new trendy word to use but I still find it to be very derogatory. To me all these TV shows and other titles are making it an acceptable word to use and I find it to be rather insulting.
     
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    I'd actually prefer ass-pirate over queer any day! The word just sounds wierd and insulting. Too bad it's one of dad's favorite words :glare: I almost yelled at him today for all his "queer fag" jokes and comments...If only I could tell him without him slaughtering me!
     
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    I dont love the word "gay" for some reason,
    but i like it better than "fag" or "homo".

    I actually use the word "queer".
    I started using it a few years ago because it sounded quaintly old
    fashioned to me.
    It started as a joke almost, but just stuck.
     
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    Ah, the gay Oedipal conflict: You like men, your dad doesn't want you to like men, but you're afraid of telling him because you're dependent on him and you're afraid he might become abusive.

    "Queer" is mostly used as a shorthand for "anything other than masculine male with a feminine female". But I don't think anyone seriously believes in "reclaiming".
     
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    Where's the "female muff-muncher" option? :p
     
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    When I think about the etymologies, I guess queer is least offensive (it simply means unusual or different), although I grew up with that one epithet being the worst insult you could call someone. Homo(sexual) does sound a bit clinical. The one that really sets me off, and will make me instantly confrontational is faggot. I don't think that simply because I have a male partner, I am useful only as fuel on the local bonfire, thank you very much.
     
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    Actually, "faggot" at one time was a slang for woman, with the same sense as "ball and chain".
     
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    It means more than that: I reject the word on its etymology and history. Apparently, it come from the dialectal German quer. meaning 'crooked' or 'defective'. The original meaning of queer in English was 'slightly ill' or 'qualmish', as in the quaint eighteenth century English expression, "I came all over queer," meaning, "I suddenly felt as if I would throw up." A later definition was 'unusual', but that doesn't convey the intended meaning: it meant 'unusual' in the sense of 'not quite right'; perhaps 'odd' is a better definition. In all of its definitions, 'queer' has a connotation of being ambiguously 'wrong'. I'm sorry, but I find that a very offensive way of describing someone, and I'd feel terribly defeatist using it to describe myself. As for reclaiming: no matter how many gay people use the term to designate their own orientation, it loses none of its power. It was a slur given with no love, and it's used with the same loathing by homphobes today. I refuse to buy into their ignorance by using their venomous epithet.
     
  13. BobLeeSwagger

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    Assuming that I want to have children? That's such a stereotype! :p
     
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    Arrrrrrrr me matey!!!
     
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    Arrrrrrr, indeed. I know it isn't an oversized earring. It certainly isn't a stylized parrot perch.

    So what is that weird thing just below your right ear in your avatar, Romey???
     
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    Arrrrrrr, indeed. I know it isn't an oversized earring. It certainly isn't a stylized parrot perch.

    So what is that weird thing just below your right ear in your avatar, Romey???
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    *LOL*

    It's a letter "A".
     
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    Arrrrrrrr me matey!!!
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    Here is a list of some famous pirates' names.

    http://www.sevenoceans.com/Pirates/PiratesbyName.htm

    Some of the more interesting ones:
    Long BEN, Major STEDE, John BRIERLY (TIMBERHEAD),Captain Dixey BULL, Captain Thomas COCKLYN,
    George COOK (RAMEDAM), Captain John COXON
    Henry DIPPER, John FILLMORE, Richard HARDY, Captain HORE, Captain KNOT
    Zachariah LONG, Gunner MOORE, Captain PETIT, Captain SPRINGER,
    and William WOOD
    not to let the men outdo the ladies, Anne FULWORTH

    Almost looks like a list of past members.
     
  18. ashlar

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    Here is a list of some famous pirates' names.

    http://www.sevenoceans.com/Pirates/PiratesbyName.htm

    Some of the more interesting ones:
    Long BEN, Major STEDE, John BRIERLY (TIMBERHEAD),Captain Dixey BULL, Captain Thomas COCKLYN,
    George COOK (RAMEDAM), Captain John COXON
    Henry DIPPER, John FILLMORE, Richard HARDY, Captain HORE, Captain KNOT
    Zachariah LONG, Gunner MOORE, Captain PETIT, Captain SPRINGER,
    and William WOOD
    not to let the men outdo the ladies, Anne FULWORTH

    Almost looks like a list of past members.
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    Can I be Capin' AshRammer ?
     
  19. major_7

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    Aye! Aye! Capin Ashrammer.

    I'll promise to follow the Code of Conduct:

    That Man that shall not keep his Arms clean, fit for an Engagement, or neglect his Business, shall be cut off from his Share, and suffer such other Punishment as the Captain and the Company shall think fit.

    Your dutiful, trusted, first mate,
    Major7
     
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    Brilliant.

    Now ... strip!

    Then you may swab the poop deck whilst I lie here sipping me rum and supervise.
     
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