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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. > > Padraic. >
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.)