I saw the most amazing public-awareness ‘mercial the other day. And yeah, that SHOULD be a word.
Anyway – it showed the former Lizzie McGuire interrupting two girls in a clothing store when she heard them use the word “gay” in a derogatory – and completely out-of-context – manner. Madre de Dios, THANK YOU.
This has to be one of my absolute biggest pet peeves. I mean, seriously, sometimes only a few minutes in /Trade chat and my eye is twitching so hard I think I’m about to go grande mal. I routinely /ignore people for similar infractions, and have no problem whatsoever politely asking PuG members to cool it. I’ll ask once – do it again and I hit my “/e chooses not to party with those who speak and / or act in such a manner. /leave party” macro. For once and for all, people, “gay” is NOT synonomous with “lame.” It doesn’t mean “weak,” “substandard,” or “poorly-thought-out.”
I’m not even sure which is more soul-withering; that people are so stupid as to not understand what they’re doing – or so callously insensitive as to not care. So which is it – be ye morons or be ye assholes?