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Outdated textbooks WASRe: Spanish education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" > >or > >"witty" ("queer blade" in the 50's was a > compliment, almost always to a > >bachelor, meaning handsome, fashionable, witty, > intelligent, and quick), > >and > >"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 slightly outdated 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 ... > > > Andreas > >
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