May 3rd, 2004

Straight talking

I'm sure this observation has been made before, but it occurred to me whilst thinking of what to say about something else that whilst people used to say moronic things about 'how dare these homosexuals appropriate the word 'gay'' (fortunately I haven't seen or heard this for many years) that actually the word 'straight' is the one that is ambiguous i.e. the 'not gay' sense and the 'not hippy' / 'not alternative' sense - as in ' is the straightest gay person I know'. 'The two straightest people that I know are gay' etc.