The Changing Face of Language
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 95 15:35:11 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: The Changing Face of Language
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: David C Lawrence <email@example.com>
Gay Court is, or used to be, a street in the megabucks San Francisco
suburb of Alamo. The county board of supervisors, citing homosexual
implications, social stigma and ridicule, officially changed the name
of the thoroughfare to High Eagle Road. [...]
Local gay activists responded with ingenuity and aplomb, announcing
that Bay Area homosexuals would henceforth refer to themselves not
as "gays" but as "high eagles."
_Playboy_, October 1991, "Playboy After Hours", pp 19-20.
© 1995 Peter Langston