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Spelled "ghey", to be perfectly accurate. I wouldn't be surprised if there are kids who don't realize the connection with homosexuality.

Have you met Young Joey?

Apparently not.
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Steve Hayes filted: Later the word was supplanted by "lame", then "bogus"...the current teenspeak term seems to be "gay"..r

Spelled "ghey", to be perfectly accurate.

Now that's news to me. We discussed this "gay = bad" meaning pretty thoroughly a few months ago, and no one mentioned an alternative spelling. But you're right, "ghey" is all over the Web.

It reminds me of fat/phat.
I had been able to find numerous examples of it being spelled g-a-y, by the way, so it doesn't work to imply that it's always g-h-e-y. Since "gay" has other meanings, I can't do a simple count to compare.
I wouldn't be surprised if there are kids who don't realize the connection with homosexuality.

Apparently so. It must have taken just enough decades for that meaning to spread to have led to that uncertainty.

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Or perhaps "luser"?

Did "luser" ever escape the hacker community?

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Or perhaps "luser"?

Did "luser" ever escape the hacker community?

I'm not part of that community, and I'm familiar with the word. I've seen it many times, but I'm not sure where.

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Did "luser" ever escape the hacker community?

I'm not part of that community, and I'm familiar with the word. I've seen it many times, but I'm not sure where.

While researching the term, I came across the following:

http://www.searchlores.org/terminology.htm
"Luser: 'User loser'. In searching terms is somebody 'just' looking for a destination site. He's likely to put a one word search string inside Google and may even find what he is searching for, if he is lucky."

A link from that page led to the following,
http://www.searchlores.org/main.htm
which has some interesting stuff, including the following:

http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html

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}>> Spelled "ghey", to be perfectly accurate. I wouldn't be surprised if }>> there are kids who don't realize the connection with homosexuality. }>
}> Have you met Young Joey?
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} Apparently not.
It won't be long now. He goes by his birth date, but you'll know him when you read him.

R. J. Valentine
R J Valentine wrote (re Joey)
It won't be long now. He goes by his birth date...

He does? July of 1981? That would make him almost 23; I thought he was a bit younger. (But I've been wrong before.)
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R J Valentine wrote (re Joey)

It won't be long now. He goes by his birth date...

He does? July of 1981? That would make him almost 23; I thought he was a bit younger. (But I've been wrong before.)

Or is it December 7th 1981? Or even December 1st 1978?

David
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2.The word pathetic seems to me to be used when ... tell which of the following definitions "pathetic" here come under?

The second meaning seems to be indicated. At least that's what it meant when I was a teenager. It means something that calls for pity, but doesn't evoke any.

In fact, 'pathetic' is what we used to use where Young Joey would probably say 'gay'.

Rob Bannister
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