Monday, February 19, 2007


Reading the Marx-loving political boffins at Spiked Online today, I stumbled across an article about a rumpus that has arisen at Merton College, Oxford.

Apparently, some students have been reprimanded for using the word "Gay" in a pejorative fashion, to mean "Crap" or "Rubbish".

There's no need to read the article, but it should be noted that when I was a youngster, "Gay" was a perfectly charming word meaning "Homosexual" or "Camp".

It's terrible that kids are twisting beloved words out of their original form. Don't they realise the damage they're doing 2 the English language?

P.S. It's just occurred to me that they can all bugger off.

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