Skip to comments.The Decline and Fall of the ‘H’ Word (Homosexual)
Posted on 03/23/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT by reaganaut1
To most ears, it probably sounds inoffensive. A little outdated and clinical, perhaps, but innocuous enough: homosexual.
But that five-syllable word has never been more loaded, more deliberately used and, to the ears of many gays and lesbians, more pejorative.
Homosexual has the ring of colored now, in the way your grandmother might have used that term, except that it hasnt been recuperated in the same way, said George Chauncey, a Yale professor of history and an author who studies gay and lesbian culture.
Consider the following phrases: homosexual community, homosexual activist, homosexual marriage. Substitute the word gay in any of those cases, and the terms suddenly become far less loaded, so that the ring of disapproval and judgment evaporates.
Some gay rights advocates have declared the term off limits. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or Glaad, has put homosexual on its list of offensive terms and in 2006 persuaded The Associated Press, whose stylebook is the widely used by many news organizations, to restrict use of the word.
George P. Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, has looked at the way the term is used by those who try to portray gays and lesbians as deviant. What is most telling about substituting it for gay or lesbian are the images that homosexual tends to activate in the brain, he said.
Gay doesnt use the word sex, he said. Lesbian doesnt use the word sex. Homosexual does.
It also contains homo, which is an old derogatory, he added. They want to have that idea there. They want to say this is not normal sex, this is not normal family, its going against God.
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I guess we better all stop drinking homogenized milk. It contains homo, which is old and derogatory.
The biggest problem is that it is incorrectly formed, since ‘homo’ is Greek and ‘sexual’ is Latin. Ugh!
They are not happy and they are not normal. I won't pretend they are.
to the ears of many gays and lesbians, more pejorative.
Why, there are so many other more colorful perjorative terms to use:
Like, faggot, queer, rump-ranger, butt-pirate, fairy, bull-dyke, packer/muncher...we could go on for hours...
And we might.
You sound like a homo sapiens.
I have not used the word “gay” in years. If they’re so damn proud of their sexual perversion, then they shouldn’t flinch at being called homosexuals. It is totally descriptive . . . “gay” means happy, and if they were happy, they wouldn’t be “gay.”
It is extremely seldom that I hear even “conservative” talk show hosts call them what they are . . . homosexuals. Truth hurts, don’t it?
I use the same word that I used for nill clintoon ... degenerate.
Not very accurate; made up by journalist/activist Karl-Maria Kertbeny less than two centuries ago. He coined “heterosexual” at the same time too, in an attempt to make the two behaviors sound equivalent.
But if it irks the community in question, no sense in not using it.
As long as it keeps working for them, the left will keep doing it.
I either prefer homo or queer, both we used 50 yrs ago when I was a young-un.
The homosexuals ruined the word "gay." It used to be my favorite word, before I knew about homosexuals.
de·vi·ant adjective \-ənt\
: different from what is considered to be normal or morally correct
I say “homosexual” in polite society. Other times I say “queer”. If what they do to each other isn’t queer, then nothing is.
I will never ever call them “gay”.
How about "sodomite?" Is "sodomite" good?
I always use homosexual instead of gay.
Gay can also mean ‘happy’ or ‘lame/uncool.’ Furthermore, the homosexual lobby is trying to define teenagers’ propensity to call things they think are stupid as ‘gay’ as hate speech.
I find the whole issue gay.
Mixing internal feces with external body parts is disgusting no matter what you call it.
The prefix homo is both Latin and Greek. Homo Latin means “man”. Greek homo is “same”.
Lesbians are homosexual too.
okay then, we’re back to either “pervert” or “degenerate” or “sodomite”. works for me.
Homosexual= attraction between members of the same sex
so what's their problem again?
I personally want the use of the word "gay" to return to its rightful use....as in we'll have a gay ol' time! as Fred Flintstone use to say!
or don we now our gay apparel...falalalalalala.
Faggot: 1. A bundle of twigs, sticks, or branches bound together. (The American Heritage Dictionary)
In other words, that which the fires of hell shall be kindled with on judgement day.
(This we know because the apostle Saint Paul told us so in so manywords in one of his pastoral letters.)
Until quite recently, science used the word ‘pederasty’.
war on words
“abnormal” is also a correct term.
“Straight” as opposet to “warped”. Does that clear it up?
Every language that I’m aware of has at least one slang word for abnormal behavior, and usually only one word for normal behavior. Go figure, you poofter!
rhymes with _______
Sodomite is really the correct word to use in this context. More insane ‘Newspeak’ from the libtards over at NYT and their various associates.
This is a little like the term ‘woman’ being phased out in favor of ‘chick’ or something ridiculous.
You have to shake your head at the section in which a Marxist professor proclaims he ‘corrects’ his students when they use the term ‘homosexual’. Well, Ernst Roehm and his merry band of Brownshirts would definitely be proud of this peon. Keep your kids out of public schools and these kinds of colleges. Totally infiltrated with filth.
Don’t forget, ‘pedophile’ may one day be an offensive term. It will give way to some softer term.
That’s a new one on me.
I guess the language police want us to stop using the word “homosexual” which means I will go out of my way to use it to describe said homos lol
Let me teach them an easier word to get used to ... it only has three syllables, so even the dumbest in our self-absorbed culture should be able to say it - SODOMITE ...
How about this one?
Dk smokin, turd burglarin, butt pirate!
I will stick with “homo” or “queer”.
I never understood why they chose “gay”. What is gay about sodomy?
Yup. That works too.
I guess fudgepacker is verboten too?
I always try to show respect by struggling out the entire five syllables of Homosexual(ity) but
if they want we can just revert to the much-easier terms of endearment, so to speak...
hey, they’re all uni-syllabic. The kind of words that so many of today’s journalists should be most comfortable with, eh?
ps: I am not trying to insult any homosexual persons.
I am only trying to point out just how inane many of our journalists have become, to write stories about how many syllables are in words and what they think should be done about same
or something like that.
I thought they were proud of their homosexuality. Why would that word offend unless deep down they know the reality if what they do disgusts most people.
I have begun using anatomically correct language. When someone defends homosexuality I bluntly ask .....what do you think is normal about one man putting his penis into another mans anus?
The response is usually not supportive of that particular act.
Opposite of straight is crooked
I’m partial to the terms “Turdburglar” and “Rug Bumper”.
Rump ranger is good too.
Yeah, I think I got that one, but did I mention:
Disease-ridden, boy-raping whackjobs?
> The accurate term “homosexual” bothers them. Good — I’ll make sure to use it instead of the euphemism “gay”.
They brought it on themselves by attacking good God-fearing people and trying to force them to accept a perverted version of marriage, gay boyscouts that no troop will ever see to find a new source of young boys to exploit and try to convert / pedophelia, services and cater to them against their own beliefs, watching them dress in drag on television shows and parades, among other detestable things...
I always use homo and queer too!