Talk:wide receiver

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# {{jocular|vulgar|_|slang}} The one who plays the female role in a male-on-male [[homosexual]] relationship.
#* '''2001''', George Alexander, ''Houston Press'', “Play Ball!” []:
#*: To fine-tune the comparison a bit further, sports bars are closer in spirit to the type of gay bar known to habitués as a wrinkle bar. There, paunchy, pasty, out-of-shape guys go to drink and watch really buff guys on the TV screens. Sure, in a sports bar, TV is always understood to signify "television" rather than "transvestite," and the terms "tight end" and "'''wide receiver'''" conjure up different mental images in each place.
#* '''2003''', ''Justin Taylor'' (Randy Harrison), ''Queer As Folk: Episode 102'':
#*: I started out as a tight end and ended up a '''wide receiver'''.
#* '''2005''', David Deutsch, Joshua Neuman, ''The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies'', page 106:
#*: This is all the more remarkable, considering how blatantly gay the positions were, such as “tight end,” “'''wide receiver''',” and “between the thighs ball-grabber,” although changing the last to “quarterback” may have helped.
#* '''2006''', Joel Tan, ''Inside Him: New Gay Erotica'', Carroll & Graf Publishers, ISBN 078671722X:
#*: In football lingua: He was my '''wide receiver''', and I, his tight end.

wide receiver[edit]

Rfv-sense: (vulgar slang) The one who plays the female role in a male-on-male homosexual relationship.—msh210 22:40, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

It's somewhat popular jocular slang in that sense, printed on T-shirts, etc. Do T-shirts count as citations? Rod (A. Smith) 22:48, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
As long as you can point to a webpage which sells them (with the term in clear view), then I’d say they should.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 12:05, 20 November 2007 (UTC) shows the quote on a T-shirt, but it seems that the T-shirt quote came from a Queer as Folk episode, so I cited the original instead, along with other examples. Rod (A. Smith) 18:28, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Now there are four citations; but (meaning no offense) I'm not sure they're good. The first is a mention. (The second seems okay.) The third (although I can't see the context) seems to be discussing football (and may be a mention anyway). The fourth uses the term as a pun: the speaker seems to be (re)inventing the term on the spot.—msh210 22:49, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, it is well understood jocular slang in gay bars, in this courtroom, and among those who see these products, but I cannot find any additional book hits to support it. It would be weird for this to go and wintard to stay, but I don't care enough to add non-durable citations. Rod (A. Smith) 23:47, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

This one is really close, but the provided cites aren't quite enough based on the above discussion. Two more good cites would be enough to put this back in. - [The]DaveRoss 01:01, 13 April 2008 (UTC)