Showing posts with label Language. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Language. Show all posts

Thursday, 7 February 2013

That's soooooooo gay...

No, this isn't a rant! I'm confining them to KateAaron.com from now on. Instead, I want to think about the way our language evolves. I think we all know that 'gay' has developed pejorative connotations that every campaigner and their dog is fighting as hard as they can. How many times have you heard a teenager describe as 'gay' something that's a little bit crap? Annoying, isn't it?

But I think it's pointless trying to stem that movement. This is language: it's a fluid, dynamic, living thing. Stifling it will kill it.