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From: Ted Dennison <dennison_at_ssd.fsi.com>
Date: 2006-10-03 16:38:13 CEST

Ted Dennison wrote:
> I have to admit, its a pretty good job of cursing, in the American
> Homophobic style. Most impressive for someone posting from Norway, who
> presumably is not a native speaker.
After looking at the OP more carefully, I have to say that I think I was
in error. It is most likely an example of English (as opposed to
American) Homophobic. The tip-off is the use of the word "FAIRIES". That
is, I believe (from a lifetime of Monty Python watching), a typical
derogatory term for homosexual in England, but is not in common use in
the US. We prefer a term which the English instead use to designate a
cigarette. The potential for awkward misunderstandings caused by this is
left as an exercise to the reader.

I don't think I know enough about English Homophobic to analyze it much
better. Sadly, I haven't hung out with the right kind of Englishmen.
Perhaps I should attend a few more international soccer matches to
further my education.

That is an interesting thought though. Perhaps the Norwegian OP learned
his English from attending soccer matches, and thus this is the only way
he knows how to frame an English sentence?

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