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Thursday, February 01, 2007

That's Gay.

In a colleague's history class yesterday:

Teacher: What do you call the people who lived along the railways during the depression?
Student: Homos!
Teacher: Uh. That would be hobos.

I recall my arrival to the States less than a decade ago. Someone referred to something as being "gay", and while I understood the word to either be an outdated term for happiness, or for current day homosexuality, I had never heard it used in this context before.

TeacherLady: Does that mean it was good or bad?
College roomie: Uh. It means bad.
TeacherLady: That's a shame.

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