(Closed) Do you find this word to be offensive?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Does this word offend you?
    yes, it's outdated : (13 votes)
    27 %
    yes, it's extremely offensive : (28 votes)
    58 %
    no, I use it all the time : (0 votes)
    no, I only use it jokingly with my close friends : (7 votes)
    15 %
    you are offensive : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think its an offensive word. I definitely know people who use it as a joke term but I never do. I hate that word and don’t think it should be used like that.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2237 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not offended by it, but I would never use it (for what it’s worth I have a gay man of honor instead of a traditional MOH).  I think the fact that the majority of the gay men I’m friends with are so laid back about stuff like that kind of rubbed off on me.  I do have a tendancy to say “what the gay” instead of “what the heck” which my Man of Honor finds hilarious!!! I don’t know where I picked that up, but he says he finds it amusing because it makes no sense, haha.

    Post # 5
    Member
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would find it offensive as well and be upset if someone think I wrote it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I know people who use it ‘jokingly’ but I’ve told them it offends me so they try not to do it around me. I wish they wouldn’t do it at all. I think people who use it tend to sound very ignorant.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Context is important, but I generally think it’s offensive and would never say it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I find it VERY offensive especially when used to describe an individual.

    I know people who use it jokingly as well and I get it. But I always tell them it offends me and not to use it.

    I have plenty of gay friends as well and some it bothers and some it doesn’t.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2263 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Well it would certainly take me by surprise. And considering he wrote it himself and did tell you it was part of a joke, you would have to trust that. I think slang like that needs to be taken in context and while I think it should be avoided, I don’t have a problem with people using it as long as it wasn’t meant to be offensive. I hope that makes sense.

    Post # 10
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I hate this word. I know a lot of guys that use this word jokingly to each other, and I hate it. My brother and my Fiance used to throw this word back and forth to each other all the time (jokingly, because they’re really good friends…not because they don’t get along) and I hate it! absolutely hate it! Thankfully, I don’t hear much of it anymore.

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