Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: lesbian = gay?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    3
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default lesbian = gay?

    Whenever I watch Ellen my son always says she's a "Lesbian" but he won't tell me what that means. Is it gay? I think it means gay.

  2. #2
    Ellen-Fan tartanfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    856
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    5

    Default

    yep, she's gay/lesbian/homosexual/however you want to say it
    ~~~ Just Keep Swimming ~~~

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    3
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    But how did you know what a lesbian was?

  4. #4
    Ellen-Fan tartanfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    856
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    5

    Default

    ummmmm well, i am one....

    if you need some other confirmation, look up a dictionary.
    ~~~ Just Keep Swimming ~~~

  5. #5
    Ellen-Fan
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    In front of my computer, of course!
    Posts
    1,936
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by simonsez
    But how did you know what a lesbian was?
    I'm not trying to be sarcastic, so please don't take it that way. Still, are you not from an English-speaking country? You're obviously old enough to have a school-aged child, but it blew me away that you've not heard the term before. It's such a common word...

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    3
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    I feel really foolish right now. I'm an english speaker, but I never heard it before. I guess in this day and age I should know those sorts of words, but I'm never someplace where I hear those words. My son alwasy said it and I assumed it was a kids term. Like he was saying she was a jerk or something. Now that I've put two and two together I think the word dyke means the same thing. Am I off base? I really hope these questions don't sound stupid.

  7. #7
    Ellen-Fan
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    In front of my computer, of course!
    Posts
    1,936
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    If you are concerned that your questions seem foolish, have you tried using a site like, http://www.dictionary.com ? It could probably (& privately) answer numerous questions.

  8. #8
    Ellen-Fan
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In the words of Robin Williams: "the whitest f***ing state in the union"...It's true.
    Posts
    678
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by simonsez
    Now that I've put two and two together I think the word dyke means the same thing.
    It does. It's usually used as an offensive term, but i read somewhere that it's not anymore (to lesbians, anyway).

  9. #9
    Ellen-VIP JetGrrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    2,987
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mom_of_12
    If you are concerned that your questions seem foolish, have you tried using a site like, http://www.dictionary.com ? It could probably (& privately) answer numerous questions.
    It also has a thesaurus function so you can find out all the other synonyms
    the things that keep us apart, keep me alive..
    the things that keep me alive, keep me alone.... (fink)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •