QUEER

so surreal
bizarre
uncanny

quite strange
unusual
astonishing

off-base
off-color
irregular

atypical
unorthodox
queer

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4 thoughts on “QUEER

  1. I am enjoying the idea of using ‘unorthodox’ in a novel as a code word for gay. “He is…*unorthodox*.” Nicely done. I think that it’s rather unfortunate that for so many people the word ‘queer’ has lost most of its original depth of meaning and has become only about sexuality. (Same for gay, actually.) And this was a nice reminder of the complexities of the word — and of the complexities behind why that word was applied to sexuality in the first place.

    • Of course the whole thing was a play on that word QUEER. And your’e right Leta nowadays it refers to gay people, and to me is derogatory (I know a lot of gay people use it themselves but to me it just doesn’t sound that good). It is a complex word in that regard, even though here it’s not at all directed at gay people it makes one think.

      Thanks for reading and you made ME think haha

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