So where is the warning for all the people using 'gay' in a derogatory fashion?
If you're going to start warning for it, be consistent.
You have at least 2 others that I know of to go hand a warning to now as well.
Mhm. Quoting Marc, who quoted wikipedia:
Human languages are usually referred to as natural languages, and the science of studying them falls under the purview of linguistics. A common progression for natural languages is that they are considered to be first spoken, then written, and then an understanding and explanation of their grammar is attempted.
Languages live, die, move from place to place, and change with time. Any language that ceases to change or develop is categorized as a dead language. Conversely, any language that is in a continuous state of change is known as a living language or modern language.
Considering this, ''gay'' can be used to describe something you find annoying, ugly, of poor taste, etc.
I think Marc has a good point
I don't know the situations of which you are talking about... it depends how the word "gay" was used... but you do say "saying 'gay' is bad" an awful lot, Sarah
I personally wouldn't have warned Chocobo for using "autistic" as a reference for Nexon, but as you once knew, we Admins like our staff members to feel free in their warn punishments providing there is good reason... We only really un-warn people for bad/incorrect moderating/drunken behaviour...
Edited by Suzanne, 10 September 2008 - 03:51 PM.