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Old 03-25-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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Referring to gay people as "homosexual" is a practice that's quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term's often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality. But Fox News has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.
Fox News Still Uses "Homosexual" To Describe Gay People | Blog | Media Matters for America
these media matters wackjobs are as deranged as some of the 'fox news!' shriekers on C-D.

 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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really?



these media matters wackjobs are as deranged as some of the 'fox news!' shriekers on C-D.
Agreed. Homosexual is not a pejorative term. Hell, I've known many gays who use the term 'homo.'
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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Didn't people start using, "homosexual" as the preferred PC term as to not offend anyone with words like, "gay". Now "homosexual"l is offensive and "gay" is not? I like word games like scrabble and crossword puzzles as much as the next person but this game seems pretty nonsensical. No?
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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Agreed. Homosexual is not a pejorative term. Hell, I've known many gays who use the term 'homo.'
the need to find something to be outraged about never ends.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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This is getting out of control. First blacks tell us to stop referring to them as "negroes" and want "african-american". Now homosexuals want to control the language. Can we have the word "gay" back? It used to mean "happy". When the Flinstones wanted to "have a gay old time", they were not referring to Barney and Fred having sex at the buffalo lodge.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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The word police are at it again. My god, these BOSSY people need to chill.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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Seriously, enough with this stupidity.

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Old 03-25-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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This is getting out of control. First blacks tell us to stop referring to them as "negroes" and want "african-american". Now homosexuals want to control the language. Can we have the word "gay" back? It used to mean "happy". When the Flinstones wanted to "have a gay old time", they were not referring to Barney and Fred having sex at the buffalo lodge.
I don't think it's the blacks and gays demanding this. It's a few high-profile people who have nothing better to do than stir up sheet.

Every native American I've ever known calls himself Indian. Every African-American I've known calls himself black (except for the Egyptian co-worker who jokingly called himself African-American).

The people these word police are trying to 'protect' don't get bent out of shape over being called Indian or black or homosexual.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: NJ
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meanwhile the world is about to explode and the economy is in the dumper as we fight dramatic socialist imposition by an unfriendly administration....

please post the latest list of expired words on your own kitchen wall and enjoy your diminished vocabulary....maybe look around and consider reordering your priorities
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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I don't think it's the blacks and gays demanding this. It's a few high-profile people who have nothing better to do than stir up sheet.
I agree. It's also why it's stupid for those who take offense at those who are supposedly being offended. IMO most want nothing to do with these type of arguments.
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