I dont think we ever said gay, i think we're both referring to effeminate more than anything else. While there is nothing at all an issue with being effeminate, as a society, overall, many if not most Australians do not approve of it. Combine that with the culture of anti-intellectualism and you can see how easily these two get conflated to your everyday blokey bloke who writes with a BIC on a pub napkin if they ever write at all.
Sorry if any offence was made.
Comes back to the degradation of the modern Australian education system and the relaxing of broadcasting regulations, which happened about 8 years ago. But that's all another story, to be told with misty eyed nostalgia.
Thanks. I just get a little sensitive when I read euphemisms and I am not sure how to take them online.
It's funny because I have a Sailor ProColor that has a nib to die for and it's in that Wisteria Purple, which isn't TOO frou-frou but I think it and my Pelikan M400 Tortoise (which was a gift) are my girliest pens. LOL