Gay elders try to figure out new gay slang

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/24/gay-elders-try-to-figure-out-n.html

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#2

I like Robert. He reminds me of my late step-uncle, who was a very kind man.

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#3

That was very RPDR-specific. They did about as well as I would if I’d never watched the show, although they were serving it with a side of endearing grandpa realness.

It made me sad when he immediately decoded “bussy” to mean “boi pussy”, which is one of the most horrific phrases in all of porn

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I’m a 55-year-old straight male and I am frequently flummoxed by young-people slang, gay, straight, or anywhere in between.

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#5

I’m hep to where you’re at, daddio.

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#6

Yeah, my gay nephew spouts off catchphrases like these all the time, and was doing the “you’re so OLD” thing when I had no idea what he was saying, until I realized they were all Drag Race things and felt better. Quite honestly, I think “boy pussy” is super old school gay slang that’s sadly never gone away.

I’d much rather hang out with gay elders than gay youngsters.

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#7

Straight from the fridge.

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#8

That was fun, and charming. A nice start to the day.

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#9

speaking as someone who’s closer to them in age than the kids using the slang, i’m with them. hey, kids, stop trying so hard – “okerrrrr”? puh-leeze.

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#10

I’m not that old damn it, and very gay, and I’ve never even heard most of these. They remind me of the fake grunge slang thing.

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#11

Groovy.  

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#12

I saw ‘kiki’ and immediately thought of Justin Vivian Bond of ‘Kiki and Herb’:

I have nothing else to add, other than watching this video made an already good day even better.

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#13

Aw, they were so cute!

I also would have liked it more if they had gone outside of the show Drag Race to garner examples of gay slang…

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#14

Would it be patronizing to say that those guys are adorable? Because those guys are adorable.

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I’m not sure 75 qualifies as elderly any more.
Given that these guys look like they’ve each got another 20 years at least, I’d go for ‘older’.

I’d associate ‘elderly’ with mid 80s and beyond.

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#16

Which is a pretty good thing to say about how our fitness is improving. Because when you get over 70, well, things can still break down pretty quickly. Heart attacks, strokes, cancer, things like that can whammy you.

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I’m a 50-year-old married bi guy who has been watching RPDR with his wife since around season 3, and I missed a number of these. For me the problem was seeing some of it spelled out.

I really enjoyed the clip of the Scissor Sisters. I know it’s not likely, but I wish they would release a new album.

I wouldn’t mind a followup video where these gentlemen discuss the slang they used when they were young, and how it came about.

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#18

Call me old fashioned, but just playing Clair de Lune makes that 'bussy so hot!

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Adorable is the word: They’re so adorable they make me wanna be gay just to be adorable like them in what… 20 years time.

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