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Re: art vs PC #90390
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(Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

you're not wrong.



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Re: Flash (sort of) #90391
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My grand-daughter gave me Wordsmith's book for Christmas. I just discovered that he passed
a PC test. His Chapter 6, Reduplicatives, did not contain "nitty-gritty".


Well that's good enough for me, folks. I will now take time off from this board to go through my 777 posts on this board to purge them of any comment that got right down to the real XXXXX-XXXXXX. Be back in a few hours.


Re: Flash (sort of) #90392
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"'Tis summer, the people are gay;"

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Re: Flash (sort of) #90393
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" 'Tis summer, the people are gay;"

AAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!

Thanks a lot faldage. Yall please excuse me for a few hours while I check my last 777 posts and see if I've called any of my straight friends "gay" or my gay friends "queer". Be back in a three or four hours. Gee Wiz!



Re: Flash (sort of) #90394
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Sorry--guess I thought because *I* know it, everybody does.
Stephen Foster wrote it as 'Tis summer, the darkies are gay. Don't think I want to get into the gay part.


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Dear Faldage: To PC, or not to PC. That is the question. I still remember the psychologist with
all the mannerisms of a severe gender identification problem using the term "gay" to mean
something vile. I have no wish to persecute or condemn those so afflicted, but I cannot help
resenting a fine word, also family name of some of my friends, being used to describe something
that should have stayed in the closet.


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Re: Flash (sort of) #90397
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funny, for me, changing a few words has kept me out of the cesspool...



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Re: Flash (sort of) #90398
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when I explained to them that now we don or put on our gay apparel, there was a peal of laughter

If you'd sing the right lyrics you'd avoid this problem entirely:

Deck Us All

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash. and Kalamazoo.
Nora's freezing on the trolley
Swaller dollar, cauliflower, Alleygaroo
Don't we know archaic barrel
Lullaby, Lilla boy, Louisville Lou.
Trolley Molly don't love Harold
Boola boola! Pensacoola, Hullabaloo.


Nary a mention of no gay nothing.

when you sing "We Three Kings of Orient Are..." you're gonna think "...tried to smoke a rubber cigar."

Nuh unh. Not me. It's "...tried to smoke a loaded cigar."

Preserve the art. It's a historical record, at the least, and some artist's labored-over expressed essence at best.

True. If the composer wrote music to go with the words Agnus Dei it's going to sound wrong if you change the words to Lamb of God and vice versa. Changing men to friends pales in comparison.


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