Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Find Lesson Plans on! GettyGames

Re: The word "Gay"


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 07:26:08 PST

Kathleen Shilson wrote:
> Some of my students use the word "gay" - meaning not to cool.. how does
> everyone - teachers- respond to this?

They know what it means, they are trying to con the teacher. Like my students
who say they mean the good kind of pimp. Don't let them fool you. Words have
power, power to hurt. Children should not be allowed to use words like Pimp,
Gay, Fag, Hoe, Nigger, Etc.

I do agree with the teacher who encouraged expanding their vocabulary.
One of my lessons led to several terms for shit. (Dukie, Excrement,
Droppings, Manure, Leavings, BM, Etc.)

                                                Woody in KC


                      Only Kansas is flat, not the entire planet.
                       To respond to me privately via E-mail
                           click on
           put Hey Woody on the subject line so I'll read it first
 my watercolors are at
                visit my Web Site at
      this e-mail message is from Artist/Teacher Woody Duncan
               Rosedale Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas
        the URL for Rosedale is
     for the newest photos of my beautiful grandkids Tim, Tess and Tiff 
                    click on 
                                    to see my students art go to