Outdated textbooks WASRe: Spanish education
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 16, 2002, 15:20|
Oh, I remember when I was in first grade (1980) and we
had these readers from the 1950s and in them we would
read sentences like "Well, that was queer!" I
remember going home to ask my mom what that word meant
and I don't remember getting a straight answer (pun
not intended but included.)
--- Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...> wrote:
> Mike Karapcik wrote:
> > I've also read that "fag" used to be a
> chick, "European sounding"
> >American slang phrase for cigarette. Then again,
> "queer" used to be "odd"
> >"witty" ("queer blade" in the 50's was a
> compliment, almost always to a
> >bachelor, meaning handsome, fashionable, witty,
> intelligent, and quick),
> >"gay" was "happy".
> You should seen the reaction when my class some
> years ago in a read-aloud
> excercise came across the phrase "Sue was a gay
> girl" ... slightly outdated
> books I'm afraid ...
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