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The second meaning seems to be indicated. At least that's ... It means somethingthat calls for pity, but doesn't evoke any.

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

Unless he was saying "How ghetto!"
But you're right, "ghey" is all over the Web. It reminds me of fat/phat.

And is probably from the same tradition; misspelling something to make it your own.
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.

I don't know that it's always "ghey", but the vast majority of gaming-oriented webcomics I've seen using it recently have spelled it that way. I figure that since they're oriented towards the kids today, they probably know how it's being used more than anybody else.

One notable exception is Scott Kurtz' Player Vs. Player , whose teenage gamer Francis' dialogue is always written "gaay", but Scott isn't as hep as some cats out there.
-=Eric

Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, and Usenet is NOTHING like Shakespeare. Blair Houghton.
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"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."

This is an unnecessarily specific definition, even with the "In searching terms" qualifier. A luser is rarely, if ever, a luser in only one field, though even the most hackerly of hackers is usually a luser in some field. I prefer the Jargon File's entry:

/loo'zr/ n. A user; esp. one who is also a loser.
loser in this context is:
n. An unexpectedly bad situation, program, programmer, or person. Someone who habitually loses. (Even winners can lose occasionally.) Someone who knows not and knows not that he knows not.
-=Eric

Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, and Usenet is NOTHING like Shakespeare. Blair Houghton.
But you're right, "ghey" is all over the Web. It reminds me of fat/phat.

And is probably from the same tradition; misspelling somethingto make it your own.

Piece. Gudhelth. Hapiness. Beuty. Branes. Sveltness. Yuth. Faim. Forchun. A Niew Compeuter.
I'll let you know if any of this works.
Maria Conlon
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Tonale.

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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Steve Hayes filted:
to Piece. Gudhelth. Hapiness. Beuty. Branes. Sveltness. Yuth. Faim. Forchun. A Niew Compeuter. I'll let you know if any of this works.

Tonale.

Surprised a language-group regular didn't try "cloze"..

One of PDQ Bach's compositions is called the "O.K. Chorale"..r
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Piece. Gudhelth. Hapiness. Beuty. Branes. Sveltness. Yuth. Faim. Forchun. A Niew Compeuter. I'll let you know if any of this works.

Tonale.

Wel, 'branes' is alreddy coppywrite the distingwished auther N. Molesworth, hem hem, so yar boo sucks! (as molesworth 2 sa, but he is a wet and a wede chiz, and i deckline to loer myselff, hem hem, to his uncooth levvle. He hav a nose like a squished tomartoe like peason.)

Mike.
Wel, 'branes' is alreddy coppywrite the distingwished auther N. Molesworth, hem hem, so yar boo sucks! (as molesworth 2 sa, ... deckline to loer myselff, hem hem, to his uncooth levvle. He hav a nose like a squished tomartoe like peason.)

Ar u shur? iain em banks haz dun this on ocaizhun, en "Feersum Endjinn", a phantastik book wif 1/2 of chapters in plain ordinary English, and a phunetik speech bi th yung Bascule.

-=Eric

Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, and Usenet is NOTHING like Shakespeare. Blair Houghton.
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to Tonale.

Wel, 'branes' is alreddy coppywrite the distingwished auther N. Molesworth, hem hem, so yar boo sucks! (as molesworth 2 sa, ... deckline to loer myselff, hem hem, to his uncooth levvle. He hav a nose like a squished tomartoe like peason.)

And there's the Green and Common Wimmen from the horizontal epistles of Andromeda Veal.

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7734/stevesig.htm
E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk
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