@CollegeInsurrec @instapundit Being mean to people with thoughtless language is gay and retarded.My desire to be a nice person bumps up against my inner Mean Girl a lot. If I say something is "gay", do I mean it's brave, smart, and funny, like my friend the GayCynic? If I say someone is "retarded", do I mean that they're sweet and shy like the adult child of one of my regular customers back in Knoxville?
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) May 3, 2014
Internet etymology has already evolved an out for the former, with the gradual evolution of the word "ghey".
It's a lot easier for me to be flippant. I dunno... I'm not usually this introspective on a sunny spring afternoon. Probably this awful pollen headache stirred up from the lawn-mowin' yesterday.