> But the hilarious part is this: If anyone doesn't like how I use the word "gay" then > change the lyrics to "Deck The Halls". If'n yer truly offended by the use of the word > by me then it's time to do more revising, folks!
Why? The way it's used in that song is exactly in line with the first set of synonyms. You want people to change a word that's being used to mean exactly what one of its definitions says it means? Then you say a group which describes itself explicitly using the word, as per the second meaning, uses it in a way that is not within the scope of either meaning? Sorry, that's just... wrong. By which I mean "wrong," because I try to use words that mean things to mean the things the words mean.
Someone once used the word "gay" here to describe, I think it was, the second X-Men movie. As in, "[it] was the gayest movie I've seen." Some people didn't understand what was meant by that. Because it was a homosexual female using the word to mean homosexual, rather than some other thing.