This has nothing to do with homosexuality.
This is about those commercials on TV.
Where they discourage the word "gay" used in certain phrases.
For example, "That's so gay" when thinking negatively upon something.
Now, the TV may try to tell us that it's wrong to use "who someone is" as an insult or whatever.
But when I say "That's so gay", I don't think of gay people or homosexuals.
Instead, I think of it as saying something like "That's so stupid" or "That's retarded".
Now, how is it that you can use the word gay, without thinking about homosexuality, you may ask?
Back in elementary school, the word "gay" referred to being happy.
Or at least it did in the dictionary back then.
So. Gay = Happy.
Now, I know, you're thinking, how is happy negative?
It's easy. Just keep following me.
Bliss is supreme happiness.
In other words, if you're super happy, then you're feeling bliss or blissful.
Now, this is where it gets negative and interesting.
"Ignorance is bliss".
That's a common quote, and even used in the book/movie, "Flowers for Algernon", making a biblical reference from Adam and Eve.
So, if you're still following me, then this is what we have so far.
Gay = Happy = Bliss = Ignorance
Gay = Ignorance
This is how the word "gay" can be used negatively, without referring to, or relating to, homosexuality.
Just some extra information for you all, to help expand your mind, no matter how trivial this all is.
But if someone tries to talk back, saying "You shouldn't say that. That's mean/offensive to gay people", now you know what to say.
"I'm not talking about gay people, or comparing "it" to gays. I'm talking about how stupid "it" is. Gay means happy. Happy means bliss. Ignorance is bliss. Ignorance is gay."
(P.S. Also, I think ignorance can be synonymous to being stupid, but not always. After all, an ignorant person, might be very dumb, and might be why he has not learned.)
This post has been edited by Taka-Breaka: 16 May 2011 - 01:46 AM