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This Post is so Gay. Oh thanks!

May 6, 2011

I’m probably not the first person to think of this idea but it occurred to me recently that it’s time for a change.

First a recap: Old people throughout recorded history (since the 1970s I believe) have been repeatedly bamboozled by the speed in which words have changed their meaning.

An obvious example is the way that gay has changed from its original (I assume)
Fred Flinstoney meaning, to the Bert and Ernie-y sense and then, in the last decade or so, to its current fairly lightweight, oft ironic though sometimes hateful catch-all term for general naffness.

So, I ask, how long will it be before the word gay becomes a synonym for amazing, brilliant or wonderful? Can we bring it near full circle in less than half a century..?

I’m going to start using it as a compliment from this moment on.

“Hey, those shoes are really gay. How much were they? I’m going to get some too”


“That King Shakespeare, does not he shine, in crowned sovereignty, over us all, as the noblest, gentlest, yet strongest of rallying signs; indestructibly gay”.

If a friend uses it as a pejorative, confuse them thusly:

Friend: “That new {insert name of current pop-star that ‘cool’ people don’t like here} song is so gay.”

You: “Really? I don’t like it at all. You are a foolish individual for rating it so highly.”

So, if you too think it’s time for a change, why not try it on for size just once or twice today? It might take a bit of wearing in but as we steadily turn a pejorative into a positive we will also gradually increase the possibility of befuddling a Tory MP or High Court Judge.

Sounds gay to me.

:)If you can read this then this post has been stolen from


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  1. Love this! Thanks for posting. :)

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