Here’s a dilemma I’ve given a lot of thought to lately: The word “gay.”
It’s so useful and I love it. For instance, the word “dilemma” is fucking gay.
But I find myself in a jam because I am friends with a lot of homosexuals. I am an advocate for gay people and I am intent on equal rights for all, even gaywads. Which means, technically, that I can’t use “gay” in a negative connotation.
But the more I think about it, the angrier it makes me. I mean, I am friends with a guy who has cerebral palsy. Does that stop me from saying “retarded”? Hell no. In fact, I use it more now simply for the fact that if someone were to call me out I can say, “Oh, no, my friend Andy’s retarded as fuck … so, it’s cool.”
Do you see what I mean here? It’s not fair.
I propose right here and now that we take the word “gay” and alter a little bit if we want it to connote negative vibes.
Let’s make it “ghey.”
While we’re at it, there’s another word we need to take back:
Is that OK? It has to be, because there is n0 other way to describe these guys: