Re: [NTLK] [OT] Gay Mackey

From: Jeremy Bond Shepherd (
Date: Fri Jun 21 2002 - 18:27:04 EDT

>you're right, and i wasn't trying to start a debate, but merely to
>possibly extract an apology from the guy for making such a snotty
>remark. i'm not even gay but i found it extremely offensive.

I am, and I don't really care. Using gay as a synonym for lame, wimpy, or
whatever just isn't very smart; it betrays the ignorance (or indifference)
of the speaker to the obvious objections that will result therefore
distracting the listener from whatever else of value he had to say. Not a
wise move for someone trying to communicate an idea -- unless that
ignorance or indifference was the idea he was trying to communicate in the
first place.


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