Golfer Loses Endorsement for So-called Slur

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Golfer Loses Endorsement for So-called Slur

Post by Will Williams » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:45 pm

Story here: https://nypost.com/2021/01/09/pga-tour- ... sing-putt/

The New York Post won't report what professional golfer Justin Thomas said that was so offensive, so I searched further and found out here that it it was the word f****t.https://www.the-sun.com/sport/2113491/j ... champions/


Media apparently are afraid to write the word faggot, which the Online Dictionary defines thusly:

faggot (n.2)

"male homosexual," 1914, American English slang, probably from earlier contemptuous term for "woman" (1590s), especially an old and unpleasant one, in reference to faggot (n.1) "bundle of sticks," as something awkward that has to be carried (compare baggage "worthless woman," 1590s). It may also be reinforced by Yiddish faygele "homosexual" (n.), literally "little bird." It also may have roots in British public school slang noun fag "a junior who does certain duties for a senior" (1785), with suggestions of "catamite," from fag (v.). This also spun off a verb (see fag (v.2).

He [the prefect] used to fag me to blow the chapel organ for him. ["Boy's Own Paper," Aug. 3, 1889]
Other obsolete British senses of faggot were "man hired into military service merely to fill out the ranks at muster" (1700) and "vote manufactured for party purposes" (1817).

The explanation that male homosexuals were called faggots because they were burned at the stake as punishment is an etymological urban legend. Burning sometimes was a punishment meted out to homosexuals in Christian Europe (on the suggestion of the Biblical fate of Sodom and Gomorrah), but in England [in healthier times], where parliament had made homosexuality a capital offense in 1533, hanging was the method prescribed. Use of faggot in connection with public executions had long been obscure English historical trivia by the time the word began to be used for "male homosexual" in 20th century American slang, whereas the contemptuous slang word for "woman" (in common with the other possible sources or influences listed here) was in active use early 20c., by D.H. Lawrence and James Joyce, among others.
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It's too bad that Justin Thomas apologized and groveled publicly for uttering the word f****t in frustration after missing a short putt. Imagine if he had said "I'm such a kike" or "I'm such a nigger." Faggots and kikes and niggers freely use these words all the time when referring to their own. But woe be unto a White straight White who is heard talking like that. Tsk, tsk!

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Re: Golfer Loses Endorsement for So-called Slur

Post by A_whytt_mann » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:40 am

It's always so sad to see such genuine people force into a half hearted "apology". Apologies these days do nothing for you. It's not like he will get his subscription back the damage was already done and he should have just stood tall in the face of the "people" bringing him down.

Thanks for sharing the articles

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