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Oh! For the days when men were men, and sheep were afraid.

Speak for your own country thank you very much. In these here antipodean parts them sheep are damn jittery I can tell you.

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You'd have to figure the use of the word to mean homosexual came from #3, as in licentious.


Goes back further than most people think. There are references to gay as homosexual by Noel Coward in the 1920s when he wrote this referring to Oscar Wilde.....
Pretty boys, witty boys,
You may sneer
At our disintegration.
Haughty boys, naughty boys,
Dear, dear, dear!
Swooning with affectation...
And as we are the reason
For the "Nineties" being gay,
We all wear a green carnation.

Foppish, Dandyish and gay to boot.

This is now the second gay thread on SailNet. Better be careful chaps, you're starting to show a bit too much interest in the subject.

The other thread is pretty upset, it thought it was the only gay in the village.
Now I shall amuse myself by kicking up my heels, and prancing daintily about while tossing my curly locks to and fro, gesturing madly about the room and laughing gaily all the while!

Dictated, but not read.
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The thread will be at ten pages before anyone realises that it is merely a send-up for a point made in the O.T. thread. I think it's safe to say that the word gay has lost pretty much all practical usage other than as a sobriquet for the homosexual.

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Knotty,
The thread will be at ten pages before anyone realises that it is merely a send-up for a point made in the O.T. thread. I think it's safe to say that the word gay has lost pretty much all practical usage other than as a sobriquet for the homosexual.
Brave would be the soul who decides to re introduce it into polite conversation as anything else.

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Now I shall amuse myself by kicking up my heels, and prancing daintily about while tossing my curly locks to and fro, gesturing madly about the room and laughing gaily all the while!
I was somewhat taken by the idea of "swooning with affectation". As if simple swooning were not enough in itself.

Methinks the world is worse off to be losing the gay wit of the likes of Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward though Stephen Fry bravely soldiers on and I do love this from Eric Idle.

YouTube - Monty Python - Penis Song

the original

YouTube - Noel Coward MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN (1955)


YouTube - Stephen Fry 'The Letter'

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Is that why , when I wear my rainbow striped Sail net T - shirt men start speaking of closets instead of calling them lockers ?

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Which Yacht Club is having the party? I live next to the St. Pete YC and most of the folks I know there are old, white and Republican. Not the most gay friendly sort.
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See what I mean, Knotty? (g)

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