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The history behind the the word "faggot" explained during a card game.

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  • Louis CK gets me going man, he's funny as hell. As he put it, I would never call a gay man a faggot, unless he was being a fucking faggot ^^

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  • Honest guy's discussion, i like it.

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  • Unfortunately, this explanation of the history of the word "faggot" is almost complete garbage.

    Yes, the word originally meant "a bundle of sticks." It originates with the Latin word "fascis," which is also where we get our word "fascism," incidentally, which has sometimes been symbolized with the traditional Roman bundle of sticks with an axe blade at one end (a "fasces"), an emblem of strength through numbers.

    But the truth in this video end More..

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    • @buzzardist

      Yep: myth-making.

      Notice also how they set it up so that it is okay for one person to use an epithet but not for another person.

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    • @buzzardist thanks faggot!

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    • @buzzardist it's a fucking tv show. words are only offensive if they are used in an offensive context. If i say fuck to myself it should not offend anyone unless they are a total fucking prude. If i come up to you and say fuck you then that is offensive.

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    • @john1054

      The myth could've taken any form. Its veracity is obviously NOT really the point. And no one said that it "wasn't okay" for anyone to say anything. The faggot was just saying how the word made him feel according to who was using it and why.


      Funny how some get caught up in the lesser details of this conversation.

      If you listen again, you might notice that the he wasn't saying that people are reliving "the myth", but rather, have associations with words that were More..

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    • @daleastor

      The guy peddled bogus history to portray himself as a victim for whom being offended was somehow equivalent to being burned to death.

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  • lol

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  • That was great

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  • louis ck cracks me the hell up

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  • A bit of myth-making there. Gays are jeered as faggots because in the old days they were thought to be about as manly as the old ladies who gathered sticks.

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  • Real Americans right there.

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    • @StopTheCancer a lot of bible beaters on LL. They think that gay people should be burned because they are abominations. Homosexuality is observable in almost 1500 species on this planet. there is nothing unnatural about it.

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  • lol funny stuff,like to sit in that game

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  • I think the word Faggot is not so common in UK as it is still the name of a kind of meatball made of the bits of stuff you don't usually want to eat.

    Brains Faggots is the brand.

    Maybe a regional thing ...Midlands ..Don't know

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  • Louis CK and Doug Stanhope... top of the comedian heap.

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  • This sort of shit is all part of the gay conspiracy - to 'normalise' homosexuality.

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  • Faggots make me sick.

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    • @Western-Horseman
      Perhaps you should stop eating then.

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    • @Western-Horseman no its faggots make you sticks

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