I brought this up in the Elphaba club and to a mod or two and after some discussion in there as to where to put this, in the debate forum or the main lounge, I decided I wanted to bring this to the attention of the "world" (for lack of a better term) which is why I decided here. Because really, talking about it in there was basically just preaching to the choir So let's keep this discussion as adult as possible without it being derailed and dropped into the litter box shall we?
Anyway, I've noticed recently (or at least seem to have noticed recently) a vast majority of people using the term "that's so gay" in reference to something they usually mean to be stupid.
This never really bothered me too much, until recently. Not sure what triggered my irritation to it, but I guess it got me to thinking, you wouldn't necessarily say something like "that's so Jew", or "that's so black" so non chalantly would you?
Then why is it ok for this phrase to be so blatantly used of late without anyone correcting the person saying it? I mean I remember it being used when I was a teenager and I thought it had passed, but lately I seem to be hearing it quite a bit on the radio, on t.v. shows, and just in general, out there in public. I even scolded my nieces and their husbands for using it and now, after thinking about it, they know it's really not a good thing to say and don't anymore.
So why is this phrase becoming so popular again?
I'll let my fellow friends in the club copy and paste their own responses from the discussion in there, here, if they wish.