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« on: February 25, 2012, 06:32:21 pm »
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Serious question.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 06:36:37 pm »
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I wouldn't know, since I haven't seen anyone over the age of 12 use that turn of phrase.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 06:40:43 pm »
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I voted yes when I meant to vote no.  I'm an idiot.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 06:41:34 pm »
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I wouldn't know, since I haven't seen anyone over the age of 12 use that turn of phrase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS0GVOQPs0
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 06:42:04 pm »
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I wouldn't know, since I haven't seen anyone over the age of 12 use that turn of phrase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS0GVOQPs0

She's lesbian, which makes it so funny.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 07:15:10 pm »
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Situational, like most such things for me. I voted 'Yes' because I've heard it more often in contexts in which the answer is yes than in contexts in which the answer is no.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 07:19:23 pm »
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yes. simple as that.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 07:23:55 pm »
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I find it rather juvenile, but not offending.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 07:28:25 pm »
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Just dumb.
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 07:29:47 pm »
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I voted yes when I meant to vote no.  I'm an idiot.

Dude, you are so gay.
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 07:51:02 pm »
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It's an offence to language, first of all. English has enough words to describe that.
Be imaginative! Use seldom used words! Take full use of the subtilities of your language!
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 07:53:10 pm »
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Not at all, since it's very effective at identifying people who are hopeless idiots. It does me a favor.
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 08:00:16 pm »
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I hope I don't get death points for posting this, but I figure it's suitable for this thread:



Eh?
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 08:14:31 pm »
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This thread is so gay it gives me AIDS just reading it.

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 08:21:26 pm »
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It's pretty much a dickish thing to do, but it doesn't offend me. Actual homophobia offends me, but 90% of the time the people using it in that context aren't homophobic, just immature. And hey, I have done it many times myself in the past, and alcohol seems to encourage that behavior, at least in my case.
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2012, 08:23:13 pm »
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It's pretty much a dickish thing to do, but it doesn't offend me. Actual homophobia offends me, but 90% of the time the people using it in that context aren't homophobic, just immature. And hey, I have done it many times myself in the past, and alcohol seems to encourage that behavior, at least in my case.

In vino veritas?
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2012, 08:33:35 pm »
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It's just so pathetic tbh. Anyone who does this in the current day is a HP.
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2012, 08:36:19 pm »
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No, I only have a problem with it when it's done maliciously. Kind of reminds me of this:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/254823/bike-curious
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2012, 08:43:33 pm »
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It's pretty much a dickish thing to do, but it doesn't offend me. Actual homophobia offends me, but 90% of the time the people using it in that context aren't homophobic, just immature. And hey, I have done it many times myself in the past, and alcohol seems to encourage that behavior, at least in my case.

In vino veritas?

More like In vino stupidas.....or In vino "that's gay dude".
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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2012, 09:38:50 pm »
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It's pretty much a dickish thing to do, but it doesn't offend me. Actual homophobia offends me, but 90% of the time the people using it in that context aren't homophobic, just immature. And hey, I have done it many times myself in the past, and alcohol seems to encourage that behavior, at least in my case.

In vino veritas?

Such thing doesn't happen in France, then no. Maybe more in beero veritas, or something like that...
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2012, 10:03:01 pm »
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In France quand t'es un pédé ou un enculé, can also mean you're a guy that did a tricky/betraying thing.

Quand t'es une tantouze, une tapette, ou une tarlouze, can mean you're a freaking coward person which is barely worth a girl.

And that's all, no connection between homosexuality and idiocy here.

Enjoy the most popular French synonyms for 'fag'.

Enculé is the less offensive and became very commonly used, can even be something you tell friendly. Even became something you can tell to express your admiration/surprise/astonishment/stuffs like that, especially around Marseille: En-cu-lééééé.

Pédé is already less nice, but still became quite common, slightly more aggressive than enculé, and less commonly friendly told.

Tapette, tarlouze, and tantouze, well, depends on the tone and the context, can be quite insulting to friendly.
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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2012, 10:27:14 pm »
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I hope I don't get death points for posting this, but I figure it's suitable for this thread:



Eh?

Now I think I'm pretty easy going, but The word "Faggot" does bother be quite a bit.
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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2012, 10:44:58 pm »
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Oh no, I totally agree. I'm more offended by the word "faggot" than I ever will be of the slang usage of "gay." For me, "gay" does not inherently carry bad connotations. It's a sexual orientation by definition. However, "faggot" is inherently a slur, meant to offend. I just found the graph kinda funny. Sorta cuz it's true.
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2012, 10:46:45 pm »
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It's an offence to language,

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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2012, 01:45:58 am »
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Yeah. I think the platonic Form of English, so to speak, is more offended than most people are by this sort of thing.
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