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DominoSILVER Member
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
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Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK


Posted:
Right....



Disclaimer - I'm a tad (ha) worse for drink than usual which has made me shorter of temperament than usual.



Tonight, not for the first time, I've been asked "Are you gay?" for being more eloquent/intelligent(?) than those around me.



I won't deny it, when I'm asked something like this or when I feel that someone's "predijouses" [[ I have no idea on the spelling of this - beliefs based on sterotypes]] merits it I will pretend to be more "gay" than I actually am.



But still, it makes me wonder. Are homosexual men (I can't really apply this to women) more elloquent that average? Or is that you women expect us heterosexual men to communicate in grunts and arm motions?



I'm not .. no, yes, I *am* offended, not because some one is questioning my sexuality but because someone is questioning my sexuality BECAUSE OF THE WORDING I CHOOSE TO USE.



So, as ineloquently as I can put this, with added arm motions, WHAT THE censored IS GOING ON? Why is it that when I use more syllables than expected or (heaven forbid,) logic my sexuality is in question?







Just to clarify, I have a girlie friend that I love dearly and, as far as I can tell, understands me (or is at least willing to listen and learn) so this is by no means a rant against the female race as a whole, just that section of it that I keep seeming to run into. Neither is this any kind of anti-homosexual thing. Maybe I'm a "Masculinist" but I object, just a tad, to this idea that heterosexual men are nothing but sperm donors/toys/objects of amusement that seems to be so prevalent in the (at least British) media these days.



Further disclaimer - Yes I'm angry. Yes I'm drunk. Apologies or further explanations may appear tomorrow.

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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Posted:
I'd just be all "no".

Problem solved, yes?

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Tao StarPooh-Bah
1,662 posts
Location: Bristol


Posted:
yes!

i think a lot about being offended is in the mind of the offendee. unless it's somthing particularly harsh, you can normally get over it.

i make it my policy not to be offended unless absolutely necessary. smile

I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.


{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Location: England


Posted:
lol my girlfriends mum leaned over to my girl the other day whilst drinking coffee in a restaurant. She said " you know what? I think Jonny's going to be gay".... well needless to say, when she told my I almost died of laughter ubbrollsmile

I think everyone I have ever met thinks I'm gay! Lol worst thing is, I have no idea why!

*confuzzled*

anthrax.... it infects, then spreads..... fast


AsenaGOLD Member
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Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
ubblol you sure you dont wanna be gay? your mighty cute redface biggrin

Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
I often get asked that too... Dunno why.

Actually I get more come on from girls and very scarcely by boys. Goddammit! Is there something that gay men find attractive in other men than what girls find attractive in men?!

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


BaccoryBRONZE Member
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Location: Arana Hills, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Posted:
Ahhh this brings back memories...i've been asked quite a few times...(i'm not) not cause i talk eloquently...i mean i can and sometimes do use big words...but cause i have a habbit of either not hitting on *insert synonim for females here*



brw what does one call a female of the 16 to 21 bracket? chick is too derogitory, lady/woman too old, girl too young...is there any word that'd suit?



An example was I the only guy at an ex's pool party...surrounded by barely dressed females and was asked if i was gay cause i didn't make a pass at any of them...obviously me just being a gentleman and being decent enough to not hit on an ex's friend never crossed her mind...



Its either that or cause flirt with guys as much and as seriously as i do flirting with girls (ie alot and not at all) so i end up flirting with anything (even a wall) just as a joke...



Seriously i think defining this sorta thing...y bother? Does it matter? ones orientation really does not matter untill...well you all know when it matters so y do ppl feel the need to ask unless they have to know for sure cause they're interested...i mean asking if someone your interested in if they're of a compatable orientation is fine and fair...but otherwise...who cares?

Patriarch917SILVER Member
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Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA


Posted:
Written by: Baccory


brw what does one call a female of the 16 to 21 bracket? chick is too derogitory, lady/woman too old, girl too young...is there any word that'd suit?





Last I heard, the most socially acceptable terms here in America were "broads" and "dames." But of course, I spend most of my day sitting in my cabin in the woods with my shotgun in my lap watching old Humphrey Boghart movies and drinking Jack Daniels.

SethisBRONZE Member
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Location: York University, United Kingdom


Posted:
ubblol ubblol ubblol

I generally say "Lasses" when talking about girls over 14 and under 35. But I'm not scottish... It's a nice non-offensive word that can be used instead of "females".

I think the suggestion that we wear badges to indicate our sexuality was a good one. Would lead to less embarassing attempts to chat people up, for one thing. You could be like "92% Straight" or "64% Gay" or somesuch. biggrin

After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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Tao StarPooh-Bah
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Location: Bristol


Posted:
madam will do fine thank you.

I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.


Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
Does the cabin have a power supply or do you watch the Humphrey Bogart movies on a battery operated portable DVD player? smile

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


Tao StarPooh-Bah
1,662 posts
Location: Bristol


Posted:
Written by: Sethis


I think the suggestion that we wear badges to indicate our sexuality was a good one. Would lead to less embarassing attempts to chat people up, for one thing. You could be like "92% Straight" or "64% Gay" or somesuch. biggrin




although it would take away the excuse of 'i'm a lesbian' when you really need to get rid of someone.... biggrin

I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Oooh, like a color-coded badge with a red side and a blue side to indicate your straightness or gayness?

So mine would be, say...95% red.

(or pink?)

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


AsenaGOLD Member
What a Bummer
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Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm 73% gay according to a gay test... although I thought I was much more than that...
Gay test

Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
'40% You may act strraight mate, but I'd bet your mother always knew you'd grow up to be gay'



Maybe I should've shown the test this photo. See what they'd think then!

https://www.monster-monster.co.uk/gallery...0-%20Cyberpunks





Wow, shall I smoke my pack of Marlboro Reds now?

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Posted:
I got 50 percent, im a happy and well adjusted homo guy. I mhappy with that result alltho I did tick I pluck my eyebrows, I thought I might be abit more :P



Oooh dont forget to watch The Truth about Gay Sex, Monday 15th April on channel 4...according to the channel 4 website

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AsenaGOLD Member
What a Bummer
3,224 posts
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
So you dont ACTUALLY pluck your eyebrows? You lied on a test! CHEAT! WANNABE GAY! tongue

I have to pluck mine... or i turn into a werewolf... sad but tru frown

{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Location: England


Posted:
I pluck my eyebrows... i thought this was normal behaviour :/

anthrax.... it infects, then spreads..... fast


jeff(fake)Scientist of Fortune
1,189 posts
Location: Edinburgh


Posted:
I'm as camp as a fairy sometimes so I'm not bothered or surprised about people thinking I'm gay.



Edit: Look left - that's really my face. Frankly I'm surprised I'm not gay.
EDITED_BY: jeff(fake) (1141065909)

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ducky2108A little bit of a board whore
147 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
What the hell does it matter if someone thinks you're gay or not. Unless it's a woman you really want to sleep with, then you lose absolutely nothing. Everybody I meet assumes I'm straight, but they never get shocked when I talk about my boyfriend.

And remember, as a friend of mine once said (in a moment of genius), "Being straight isn't normal. It's common"

Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"


Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
Because ducky there is a fine line that alot of gay men constantly straddle between being noticeably gay enough for a potential mate to seek you out to issues of how camp/butch you are (emphasis on this depends entirely on the individual).

If a straight man is perceived to be gay then it'll kinda ruin his chances with the ladies who will grow to see them in a gay mate/brother way and turn away a few disappointed men. Same for the gay man who if he is perceived to be straight then he might have to turn away lots of disappointed ladies whilst being ignored by other gay men who believe the guy is str8 and therefore out of bounds. No one wants to be alone or hurt someone due to these assumptions. Ideally these assumptiosn wouldn't exist but they do. It's how everyone deals with it that may differ.

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


FireTomStargazer
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Posted:
What's the problem in being asked your sexual orientation? umm

But I understand: If being eloquent gives you an advantage, you should cultivate it. If being male and eloquent makes you gay, you should change or at least question your social environment... ubblol

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


RyGOLD Member
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Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Once ages ago I went to a club deemed quite popular with the gay crowd (because it played good house/garage and that's what a mate and I were feeling like that night).. after a while of sitting with our drinks and having a good chat, someone from management came up to us and gave us a couple of membership forms to fill out. Was good for 25% off drinks, no cover charge ever (the cover was usually around $18), plus the ability to sign in a guest! Apparently we were also mistaken for partners (two guys in a gay bar.. 1 and 1 obviously makes 11 ubblol). Took comfort in the fact that later that night, the real looker of a girl I had been watching on the dancefloor approached me (with her bloke mate), "So what we really want to know is, are you gay or straight? We want to know which of us stands a chance.." Gee.. talk about something that throws you. Must say it was a bit of an ego booster too. In that scenario, I obviously didn't really mind being asked ubblol.. And to top it off, her queer mate kept insisting on buying the drinks (long island teas for everyone ubbrollsmile)!! Bisexuals must be the happiest people.. remind me to remind my imaginary girlfriend wink.



Ah memories. But yes. umm. *grunts in a masculine way & motions arms* ubbangel

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
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13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
43% here.

So apparently I'm straight...

Except I like dic...er...schlon...er...ween...um... footinmouth

sausage! ubbidea

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
Mmmmmm Cumbrian sausage....

And gravy...

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
ubblol

Ry: I had that happen to me once. I simply said bi and had them both trying to chat me up for the rest of the night biggrin Not that I wouldn't have slept with either of them given half a chance wink

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't


Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
Though one time I did snog both members of an engaged couple... She snogged me first and insisted I snogged him too! Though this wasn't the first time anything happened between us. The year before I managed to snog about 9 people (5 girls 4 boys) in one night. I wasn't being a slag, the night just turned into a free for all. The couple were part of the 9 but I didn't know they were a couple then!

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
I bet that was interesting for their marrige councellor tongue

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't


SethisBRONZE Member
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1,762 posts
Location: York University, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm Cumbrian!

But also rather straight... umm... so sorry Doc!! ubblol ubblol ubbangel

After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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jeffhighGOLD Member
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Location: Caves Beach, NSW, Australia


Posted:
Apparently here in Newcastle (Australia) many years ago the identifier was to wear yellow socks if you were gay.
But that was back in the days when it was an illegal and covert activity.
They had a yellow sock day a few years ago to commemorate those days.
Jeff
straight but not afraid to hug a bloke

colemanSILVER Member
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Posted:
Written by: Doc Lightning


Except I like dic...er...schlon...er...ween...um... footinmouth




man, that smiley made me do a double take! wink


cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
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