> > BIOS-D's original paragraph (emphasis added): > > > > I agree those tests are gay, > > > > Tom Braider's revision (emphasis added): > > > > I agree those tests are not okay, > > > I did that for a reason. By replacing the words I put it as what Bios-D meant to say. > Which raises the question. Why is it that some people will defend something, then in > the next instance be ready to use it as in insult? I fail to see the logic in this.
Yeah, I have to agree on this one. Using "gay" as a derogatory term like that is pretty demeaning to a group of people who had nothing to do with the discussion.
It's weird, I remember "gay" as a derogatory term being in common usage when I was in junior high in the late 80s, then it seemed to kind of fall out of favor for awhile. When it started to become more common again about 10-15 years ago, it sounded strange and kind of juvenile to me, adults using a term I associated with smart-ass pre-teens.