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In hindsight, some earliest-quoted uses of this alternative spelling are actually mis-uses, and should be ommitted from the present context.

The main purpose of this alternate spelling of gay is to distinguish the newer, pejorative, non-sexualized meaning of gay/ghey
from the more common reference to gay sexual orientation.

And yet, in the Quotations section of this Wiktionary page for "ghey", the 2002 example states:
"I'm tired of rampant ghey furry porn, sorry guys, too many dicks and not enough nips and twat."

This is actually a wrong use of the spelling "ghey" since his objection is to too much overtly male content in a pornography context, making it seem homosexual to him;
thus IMHO he really meant to say "gay" NOT "ghey".

There is also the same sort of mis-use in the next two examples from 2003 and 2005, which are also sexual innuendos.

back to original page "ghey"

Dardura108 02:15, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Wiktionary exists to describe language how it is used, not to tell people how to use words. As the sexual meanings are citable they should be considered equally valid, though finding some quotes that describe this difference you claim, we could add a Usage note. Conrad.Irwin 22:10, 5 May 2009 (UTC)


removed from entry, possible should be at gay

Some outside discussion of origins:

  • "At one time ‘gay' meant happy, more recently it meant homosexual, and now it has a new meaning. Teens use it to mean lame.
    Instead of saying, ‘That's so lame,' they say, ‘That's so gay.'" see: a triumphal Catholic view,
  • The word "gay" is now the most frequently used term of abuse in schools, says a report. How did it get to be

so prevalent; and why do children use homophobic insults to get at each other? see: a concerned British report