Re: CHAT: Profile of a Conlanger
|From:||dunn patrick w <tb0pwd1@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 15, 1999, 1:52|
On Fri, 14 May 1999, Padraic Brown wrote:
> On Fri, 14 May 1999, dunn patrick w wrote:
> > I've never been called gay for conlanging. Why ever would someone come to
> > that conclusion? *looks puzzled*
> > Of course, I *am* gay, but I should think going out with men would make
> > that more obvious than inventing a language for fictional trolls.
> Sorry for the confusion: "gay" here doesn't mean homosexual, but stupid.
> It completely left my mind that many follk use "gay" for "homosexual". It
> was a common expression in my youth, which was applied to nearly any
> person or situation we thought of as stupid. ("Look at that old man
> driving that beat up green car -- that's so gay!") I have had not a little
> contact with younger kids around here, and this usage has continued.
Oh. Stupid. Hrmm. That's vaguely insulting, doncha think? Ah, well, as
they say in Troll: kehehuxe pekamatma qrtr. qr quqa podu sokemOx grm
meCo. In other words, "Only fools believe that shit tastes like deer."
(i.e. c'est la vie.)