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I assume that's how languages evolve, yes?

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7th June 2018
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6 months ago #9771379        
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“What’s this here,” he said suspiciously, “about us got to give you faggots?”
"Oh, we have to have them,” said Newt, “We burn them.”
"Say what?”
"We burn them.”
The guard’s face broadened into a grin. And they’d told him England was soft. “Right on!” he said”
- Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, "Good Omens"

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6 months ago #9771296        
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Hinoron

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6 months ago #9771140        
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Odd to see England confused by this term, considering it started applying to gay males in English boarding schools.

British boys boarding schools in the 18th and 19th centuries were quite nasty little places, and the boys were largely unsupervised except when in classes. Chores had to be done, and the least liked chores got pushed off onto the smallest and youngest students. Collecting firewood (literal faggots of wood) involved going outside in the cold in bad weather, and so was universally disliked. Much as blacksmiths became surnamed "Smith" and those who made pots got named "Potter", the smallest boys who got stuck with the task of fetching wood became known as "the faggot".
Now, put a bunch of rough boys going through puberty in a prison-like dorms with no supervision... before the inventions of easily distributable porn... and they will FIND something to stick their penises into. Typically this would be the smallest, youngest boys, least able to defend themselves, a.k.a. the school's "faggot".

And so the meaning of the term migrated from "firewood fetcher" to "small boy who cries into pillows while being raped" to "willing anal recipient".

I think we know less about how the term "fag" (for a bundle of sticks intended for firewood) came to be used for cigarettes in Britain. I mean, granted, both end up lit on fire, but that's about the only commonality.


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6 months ago #9771131        
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Simplified English and Traditional English.


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6 months ago #9771127        
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Let's not get started on "rubber", or "fanny".



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6 months ago #9771160        
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-So, DarkMage... You managed to piss off the SATW community again. What did you say this time?
-I thought it was perfectly innocuous! Somebody offered me an orange, and I said I'm not a fan of fruits.

6 months ago #9772389        
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@ameriFinn: Canada made a quite generic, non-aggressive and non-violent comment about not liking the newly started trade war by the US. To which the Orange Utan and his team overreacted by wishing Trudeau should go to his special place in hell, which they apparently instantly reserved for him. That is pretty aggressive and violent and also very personal. Canada replied in a diplomatic way again, non-aggressive and non-violent.

So how's Canada mad at you? It's the US that's overreacting in a retarded way again via the Orange Utan and his team. And they're pushing the boundaries all the time on how far and how intense they go and lowering the threshold all the time for pulling the trigger. That's actually really scary.


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6 months ago #9771972        
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Saw this on Urban Dictionary
Smoke a Fag=Smoke a Cigarette (British)
Smoke a Fag=Kill a Gay (American)


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6 months ago #9771470        
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I call them death sticks,personally. But different countries,different lingo.


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6 months ago #9771110        
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And then we can go further back to the word "faggot" , which meant a bundle of sticks.


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