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Old 07-15-2013, 11:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
Hey Grumpy - context:

Piquilllo sings: I'm hanged if I know what I say! But I'm gay, I am gay.

He is NOT referring to his sexuality - hence needing to find a single syllable word with a similar sound to "gay" ...
I just read the line again. Somehow "gay" seems to work. I'm hanged if I know what I say....
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #12
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As it turned out, I did re-write the whole line and said "I'm happy today" ... totally avoiding the (could be confronting) use of 'gay'.

Quite sadly, it's a fabulous word that has now almost entirely lost it's delightful original meaning.

I was asked in an office if I was gay, once. (impertinent, I know).

My answer? "Well I'm moderately cheerful, not sure about gay ..."
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Good answer! People should mind their own business.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Good answer! People should mind their own business.
Agreed GG. I'm not sure why people think they can get away with being so rude. Great answer, David.
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Yes, sad to lose the original meaning of gay. Such a useful word and so difficult to substitute. Rewriting the line is the best compromise.
And David, perfect answer!
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Originally Posted by Woofens View Post
Agreed GG. I'm not sure why people think they can get away with being so rude. Great answer, David.
Not only is it rude but if asked in conjunction with interviewing to hire someone, rent to them, and other things, in this country it's actually illegal. If people didn't feel justified in making judgments about others then the laws wouldn't be needed.
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