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Thread #119441 Message #2590917
Posted By: GUEST,Will Fly, on the hoof
17-Mar-09 - 08:46 AM
Thread Name: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
Subject: RE: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
I haven't checked my Eric Partridge Dictionary of Slang but I believe "gay" was used in Victorian times to mean drunk or having a good time while drunk - probably street slang. It's a word that's slid through several meanings over the years.