|That's SO GAY
||[Dec. 4th, 2008|09:57 pm]
So, I just saw a commercial. An honest to goodness aired on the television prime-time paid for by some retarded community help group commercial.
Starring Wanda Sykes, no less.
And do you know what it told me to do? Or rather, stop doing? It told me to stop saying "That's so gay." and probably variants thereof, but it didn't specify them.
Hey, you know what?
THAT COMMERCIAL IS SO GAY.
And not just because it featured Wanda Sykes.
Children, I have no problem with people of any sexual preference. I love (hate) everyone equally. I don't care if you're straight, or bi, or gay... but I will not alter my verbiage for you or ANYONE. Do you know why?
Wanda Sykes, if you happen to stumble your drunken ass over here, you should pay close attention to this bit: The English language is a living language.
So let's discuss etymology for a moment.
The commercial asked me if I "realized what I was saying."
Why yes. Yes I do. Apparently, though, you don't. Gay (adj.) lighthearted and carefree, bright and showy. (Modern) of or relating to homosexuality.
So... let's talk about that word.
Gay used to mean happy, bright, showy, lighthearted, carefree... good things. Some time around the 1930s (and more readily established by the 1960s) it came to mean homosexual, in the same way that "queer" (or strange/weird) became synonymous with a specific sexual preference. Soon after (about the mid 1980s) it became popular to use it in a derogatory manner to mean "stupid," much like the word "retarded" which also originally meant slower or held back rather than mentally challenged.
So you know what Wanda? It isn't your word. Shut the hell up. If I was attacking your sexual preference I would be using homosexual in a derogatory context. "That movie last night was terrible. It was just so homosexual."
This is the point of the rant where I lose my cool and start saying things that younger eyes shouldn't be privy too. Please go away now.
YOU AREN'T THE QUEEN BITCH OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, SO STOP BEING SO GOD DAMNED RETARDED. DON'T TRY TO HALT THE GROWTH OF A LIVING LANGUAGE, YOU ONLY MAKE YOURSELF SOUND LIKE A DOUCHE WHEN YOU DO IT. I DON'T HAVE TO BE "POLITICALLY CORRECT" IF I DON'T WANT TO BE, SO SHUT YOUR GAY FACE.
If you don't like it, that's fine! You don't have to like it! That's the beauty of free speech and free thought! If you want to get us straighties back, GO FOR IT. I wholeheartedly encourage it. HERE! I'LL HELP YOU!
"Ugh, that movie was terrible. It was WAY straight."
"Oh, that guy is DEFINITELY a breeder."
See? It's easy and fun! And you know what? You won't see me making a commercial asking you to stop it. Let's put it this way... "meh" just got added to the dictionary. It's the beauty (and bane of us grammar nazis!) of a living language! You can't stop the progression of linguistic evolution, no matter how much you want to. So gay has 3 separate meanings now. 1 original, 2 evolved.
So go, and take your ad council with you. Linguistic evolution can't be halted only when it doesn't benefit you, so take a deep breath, and chill.
By the way? Your commercial is SO INCREDIBLY GAY.