Fun_People Archive
18 Sep
The Changing Face of Language

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 95 15:35:11 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: The Changing Face of Language

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: David C Lawrence <>

  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 []