Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Joz, May 26, 2005.
Is this true?
Please say that isn't so!
"Queer" is a perfectly good word meaning "unpleasantly strange", I can tell you without looking it up.
This is yet another case of the PC Gestapo going beserk for no reason.
They are just being politically correct and have removed it from the game's dictionary.
Maybe... Merriam-Webster Online now has a clarifier with it..
Main Entry: 1queer
Etymology: origin unknown
1 a : WORTHLESS, COUNTERFEIT <queer money> b : QUESTIONABLE, SUSPICIOUS
2 a : differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal b (1) : ECCENTRIC, UNCONVENTIONAL (2) : mildly insane : TOUCHED c : absorbed or interested to an extreme or unreasonable degree : OBSESSED d (1) often disparaging : HOMOSEXUAL (2) sometimes offensive : GAY 4b
3 : not quite well
- queer·ish /-ish/ adjective
- queer·ly adverb
- queer·ness noun
usage Over the past two decades, an important change has occurred in the use of queer in sense 2d. The older, strongly pejorative use has certainly not vanished, but a use by some gay people and some academics as a neutral or even positive term has established itself. This development is most noticeable in the adjective but is reflected in the corresponding noun as well. The newer use is sometimes taken to be offensive, especially by older gay men who fostered the acceptance of gay in these uses and still have a strong preference for it.
Wow....that is queer isn't it?
Try spelling "gay" and see what happens.
Wonder if you will be "happy" with the results.
I concur... should we stop using the word straight?
Separate names with a comma.