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|GUEST,Barrie Roberts||BS: Queer as Folk - explain (27)||RE: BS: Queer as Folk - explain||24 Jan 06|
Up to about the Great War 'gay' was applied as an adjective to female prostitutes --- 'gay women'. The standard prostitute's invitation was 'Are you gay?', meaning 'Are you randy?' The question survived among homosexuals with an altered meaning --- 'Are you one of us?'.