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View Poll Results: "GAY"
Noun 7 22.58%
Verb 2 6.45%
Adjective 21 67.74%
Adverb 1 3.23%
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  #1  
July 11th, 2007, 01:12 PM
donomama
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So, I want to debate the correct usage of the word "gay." Is it a verb, noun, adverb, or adjective? I have heard it used in all contexts, but am not sure all are correct.

Examples:

Noun: That man is a gay.

Adjective: That man is gay.

I can't off the top of my head think of examples for verbs or adverbs, but I know I have heard it before. If you vote for either of these, could you please provide me with an example?


ETA: The reason I posted this is I have heard of older people saying that a person is "A gay," instead of "gay" and it drives me crazy!!!
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July 11th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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Yeah, I think it's an adj. I've never heard the term "a gay" before, unless you mean "A gay holiday" (happy holiday, not homosexual holiday).
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July 11th, 2007, 04:15 PM
LaceyMommy2B
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umm at my FIRST high school.. no one used the term gay to mean homosexual, if i said "you are so gay," it meant, you are so goofy, silly, dumb.. depending on what the person said or did before that. then i changed to a CITY school.. and learned that gay ppl really do exist other than on TV and in San Francisco, and that calling someone gay.. whether they are homosexual or not.. isnt cool. so now..i just agree with cece. its a lifestyle..
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