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Is the word fabulous overused?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by HuskyPup, Jun 11, 2013.

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Is the word fabulous overused among gays?

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe So

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  1. Night Rain

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    Words can't describe how much I hate the word and all of its variations. And I think guys who use it a bit gross. Sorry. It's been used a lot in the media and I'm just sick of it.
     
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    "Fabulous" is a word I'd never use.
     
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    Even the most flagrantly feminine gay guy I know doesn't use the word. There is one person I know who does use it, but only when he wants to be facetious. Or even more mockingly, when he's trying to intentionally act like a caricature.

    The word is just so over-the-top and unnecessary.
     
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    The only reason I would say fabulous is from the movie: Party Monsters lol. That's when I'm with people that have seen it :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

    Throw some glitter on it honey, go dancing! :wink:

    Other then that I never say that word lol!
     
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    Guys who happen to use the word "fabulous" are "gross?" :rolle:
     
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    I meant to say I find them a bit gross when they use the word, just like when somebody swears.
     
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    Fucking fabulous
     
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    I´ve never used it.

    I think the fact that you live in a "kind of art district" as you say it, has a lot to do with you hearing the word fabulous a lot.
    It´s a society thing, I think.
     
  9. JPC

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    I think I could say, with a degree of certainty, that I've very rarely said the word 'fabulous', probably less than 10 times in my whole life, and I only say it while mocking my very posh aunt who's catch phrase seems to be "that's absolutely fabulous, darling"

    I don't know if its overused or not, and I don't think it's just a 'gay' word, I just happen to not like using it because there are many nicer sounding synonyms.

    The one I do hate though, and it seems to be one us gays are most guilty of using, is "that's everything". That one makes me cringe.
     
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    Well, it's kinda silly to call someone "gross" because of a word they use.

    Especially a word as positive and well, fabulous, as "fabulous".

    Well, as you say, there's a stereotypical type of woman who also uses "fabulous" a lot, which might describe your aunt.

    But when a guy uses "fabulous", it probably would cast some suspicions on his sexuality. Most straight guys would avoid saying it for that reason.

    "Fierce", on the other hand, I think is pretty exclusively a gay word.

    I've never heard of "that's everything" being a gay phrase, and in general I don't recall hearing that phrase very often from anyone, gay or straight. Maybe it's a local thing?
     
  12. HuskyPup

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    Huh, I've never heard the use of fierce among gays, in particular. Maybe furries, but it seems pretty neutral.

    Where is fierce being used? Now I'm curious :slight_smile:

    It sounds kinda country/southern, as in "Somethin' Fierce".
     
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    I don't know about furries, but...

    "Fierce" is a very commonly used word among 'stereotypical' gay men...and the word itself is totally gay. :newcolor:

    LOGO (the gay TV network) has a special bloc where they play horror movies and call it "Fearce" as a pun.

    Do a google search for 'Fierce', and the first result is an LGBTQ leadership organization in NYC.

    The second result is Urban Dictionary, which defines it as such:

    Urban Dictionary: fierce

     
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    Huh, interesting. I haven't had cable in about 5 years, and mainly watch stuff on the net, so I must have missed this. Though I can't say I've heard it too much in the 'gayborhood' here in Baltimore...maybe it takes time for things to travel this far south :slight_smile: Though I'm sure it's out there, if I looked.

    Curious, how words and their connotative meanings are always evolving.
     
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    Oh, I don't think cable is what caused 'fierce' to develop among gay men. I just brought up LOGO's "Fearce" pun as an example of how the word is ingrained in gay culture. They were just playing on a pre-established word.

    As noted, the word became popular in the late 90s before LOGO even existed. I'm sure if you went to a gay bar in Baltimore you'd probably hear it.
     
  16. JPC

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    It's definitely not a local thing, I only know like 2 or 3 gay people back home in Ireland, so I'm not even sure what the local gay slang is, or even if there is any. It's something I've heard a bunch of times on TV, always American TV, and it's pretty much always from a very flamboyant gay guy. Granted, it's nowhere near as common as 'fabulous' or 'fierce', as you mentioned, but it definitely does seem to be more of a gay thing.
     
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    Ah, that must be it...I don't really go to gay bars...maybe once a year, as it's not my scene, really. I'm allergic to both Madonna, and Lady Gaga, and break out in a rash :slight_smile: Now if they had a punk rock gay bar, I'd be there. I suppose I'm more of an 'alterna-gay', and the gay bars here are kinda preppy, at least for my tastes. That's not to judge, though it's just not quite my scene. My mate and I tend to go to a local place that draws a very diverse crowd, maybe 25% gay, but more of an artsy, dive-bar feel, young, old, black, white, art students, bums, you name it...but very friendly, and a good place to talk to people you might not ordinarily. Sometimes, I think gay bars can have a sort of homogenized feel to them, where so many people try to uphold a certain image of 'gay' or a certain number of pre-set images (from effeminate to hyper-masculine) that I find limiting, as if it were a modern day version of The Village People, but IRL. (Though I do think their music is pretty fun to listen to)
     
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    I must say that the word is overused. It reminds me of a terrible stereotype to the gay communities and is just plain.. well.. It's almost as if they are trying too hard to be known as gay..
     
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    American TV? Really? :eusa_thin I can't remember ever hearing "that's everything" as a flamboyant gay phrase, and a google search doesn't turn up anything either. :shrug:

    In what context would a flamboyant gay guy use that expression?

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    It's impossible to "try too hard to be known as gay". :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:ride:
     
  20. JPC

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    It's like "That's awesome". I've heard it a whole bunch of times, most recently I think was on Project Runway (Don't judge me :lol:slight_smile: where there was a guy who would say it all the time. I've heard a few gay youtubers use it as well. As I said, it's probably not that common, but I've heard it quite a few times and really can't stand it.