Apparently to call something (or someone) derogatorily ‘gay’ is not offensive according to those bastions of taste the BBC Governors.
“Moyles was simply keeping up with developments in English usage.”? More like devolving the English usage, and devolving generally (have you seen a picture of him?!?) – any long-term listeners will know how much I LOVE Chris Moyles and his bigotry and terrible DJing – as a public service provider to pretend that saying ‘that’s so gay’ is not offensive, is well extremely blind to say the least, and I’d say quite shocking.
I’ve corrected or taken the piss out of people who’ve done it at work around me – responding with ‘that’s SO STRAIGHT!’ but really it bugs me as a usage. A good guide is to try different usages and say, well, would those be acceptable? And certainly saying ‘ugh that’s so black!’ or ‘ugh that’s so jewish!’ in a derogatory context wouldn’t be acceptable and rightly so – so why is it OK to make the gay and lesbian population the proverbial butt of the joke?
Or use us as political or religious punchbags?
Sorry, this is utter utter bullshit…or is that discriminating against bulls? OK it’s complete utter Moyleshit.