Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Names for sexual orientation categories? Via Gene Expression there is an article in the Telegraph about how Lesbos islanders want lesbians to stop using their name. Myself, I like having a simple word like that instead of the cumbersome "female homosexual".

In fact, I wish we had these kinds of names for the other categories for the same reason. How about if we use the names of celebrities with the quintessential qualities? I'm not too good at this, but "Eltons" seems kind of obvious (as is "Rosies" if we wanted someone's name for lesbians too). Names for heterosexuals are not as straighforward. I'm thinking maybe "Harrisons" and "Amys" (after the sweet Amy Adams). Other ideas?

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:46 PM

    We could call middle aged pear shaped women Hillaries.

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  2. Anonymous12:23 AM

    How about Mongolians?

    Or people from Champagne?

    Or Edam Cheese?

    Or ..

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  3. Anonymous11:45 AM

    How about 'pooftahs?'

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