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Eh, I feel like when I was in HS, my friends and I would call each other "faggots" (yes, we were dumb). I myself never meant it to mean my friends were gay; it was used more in the third sense, but I don't think any of us actually had a problem with gay people. If anything, maybe it was more that homosexuality wasn't accepted (and thus, bad), so a "that's gay" or "hey, faggot," weren't meant to disparage gay people. Those words were meant to be slightly hurtful but more humorous in a way to poke fun at friends.
That doesn't cover all uses. I can't remember calling someone other than my friends a faggot, but I'm sure we talked about kids we didn't like and said dumb shit like that.
This is pretty much where I stand. It's not a word I use today, but certainly something we said in high school and college to our friends. I don't believe most of the people in this thread didn't do the same when they were younger. Maybe not with this word in particular, but I'd bet on something similar.
I'm in the same boat. Now I find it to be really offensive. Live and learn.
I'm sure I did as well. Then someone explained to me why using "gay" as an insult is offensive even if you don't mean to cause offense, and I quit using it. Now I'm the prick who calls my friends out on it when they use it as an insult. I'm OK with that.
we all likely used the word...and we all grew up to realize how wrong it was...well most of us.
I'm certain I used it in the same joking manner as others...and i'm fairly certain i used it to compare the target to a gay person. That obviously is offensive to gay people.
humor brings nothing to the discussion. anybody can create humor out something very offensive. There are books of offensive jokes available everywhere. Aren't they for humor? Are they less offensive?
And if there was a list of top 100 offensive terms for gays, "faggot" would be in the top 5 easily. Not even sure how this is even a debate.
Pretty sure that's the next Suque tournament.
Well, I mean, that’s what it is. I doodoo and then listen to Katy Perry.
I used to use faggot a lot until 10th grade or so, when I called a very effeminate kid one (while clearing my throat as a joke) and made one of his female friends cry. The kid didn't really say anything because I'm sure he was used to it. I apologized to him after school and I don't think I've called anyone that word ever since.
Just because past/current generations of teens/college douchebags use it doesn't mean future ones should be allowed to.
This post was edited by dh2k39898 12 months ago
terrible word, but I admit that I snickered at the scene in The Hangover when Phil yelled at Stu "Paging Dr. Faggot!"
"redandwhite does it, so it must be morally acceptable." -said no one ever
he meant fag as Puss...not fag as boner toucher. Its a sad day when folks cant verbally abuse without walking on egg shells.
Yea I laughed too. It was funny.
where do you think fag as a Puss comes from? Do you really thinking a soft guy as a feminine is unrelated to thinking a soft guy is gay? When did fag become a description for a woman?
400+ years ago...
This might be the post that finally forces MDTerp84 to have a talk with his kid. No father wants their son to turn out like jdgreger.
thanks, you learn something new all the time. I will guess that none of the kids using the term are referring to a definition fro hundreds of years ago and are referring to the male homosexual.
Oh, there's certainly no one using it in that sense today, that's for sure.
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Eddie Jordan seems to be the leading candidate to get the job. Just another Princeton offense program in college basketball.
G.G. Smith in at Loyola. Jimmy Patsos now has a disciple in the head coaching world.
Sort of a come-down for him: twice an NBA HC, now comes in second for the HC job at his alma mater (where he was a starter in their only FF team in history) to a guy who's had all of one year at a mid-major and graduated from an in-state competitor.
Sorry if this has been posted already but I just learned of it today.
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