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Subject: Re: Three random questions for a Monday morning
Author: Amphelise   (Authenticated as Chrisell)
Date: January 21, 2013 at 11:00:44 AM
Reply to: Three random questions for a Monday morning by Billina
1. When someone else is talking, do you ever unintentionally mimic their facial expressions? I do this all the time, and I'm wondering if anyone else does.
♦ I think that's actually fairly normal communication - it only feels awkward if we actually notice that we're doing it!

2. Do you think the definition of the word "gay" is changing, or do you think it still means ONE thing, and that it shouldn't be used by people to describe something weak or lame? I work with someone who uses it that way, and we got into a mini-debate over it. WDYT? What are your thoughts on words changing meaning in general?
♦ I think that usage of "gay" (weak/lame) will only survive as long as people continue to stereotype gay men as effeminate (and despise femininity as weak). Eventually, "gay" meaning "homosexual" will cease to have negative connotations, at which point the "weak" usage will disappear. It's both a gay equality and women's equality issue, but it will get there.

3. What time is it where you live?
♦ 7:00pm exactly.


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