The post(s) aobut people saying "that's so gay" and "it's retarded"...I won't lie..I say that now...I use it as "stupid"...and I've always known that deep down inside me it wasn't right, if I want to say "it's stupid" I should just say it. Not "disguise" it..but eryone around me says it and I guess I got hooked but I neve ACTALLY realized what I was saying until I read those posts about it and...gawd Imma stop saying that now cuz its soooo messed up((doing good so far? heheh)) that people say that...and I don't care about gays or lesbians at all...they don't bother me, they're just like me! And I know when I say "that's gay" it's offensive to people of that type of sexuality, even if they aren't around, it still is! SO...thank you soooo much Imma stop saying "gay" and "retarded"...thank yew! That was kinda weird to post but ya...Imma NeRD like that!! heehee!
Posts: 13 | From: Edwards Air Force Base, California, United States | Registered: Jan 2003
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I know it's easy to pick up slang when it's all around you. But that doesn't make it right. I'm glad you're coming around to this fact right now. Change is actually simple. Know what you're saying before you say it. Find an alternate word. Instead of saying something is 'gay' if you find it displeasing, why not say, "That sucks!" or "That is so lame!" if you do that enough times, it'll eventually become habit.
As for your friends, you can choose whether or not to correct them. That as simple as saying, "Hey, if someone you cared about were gay and you kept saying that in front of them, you could hurt their feelings."
Mods, help me out here, where'd that dicussion on the phrase "that's so gay!" go? I thought it was in Ethics and Pols, but if someone could kindly post the url, that'd be swell.
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