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Originally meant joyful, vibrant, and full of life.

Now it's used by ignorant (and often prejudiced) people to describe something that they don't like. It's especially common among teenage boys, who use it to look cool or to "hide" their insecurity about gay people.

Gay is now slang for a homosexual person, that is, somebody who is attracted romantically and sexually to people of their own sex.

Gay men are known as gays, while gay women are known as lesbians. And some bisexuals also identify as gay.
Up to 1 in every 10 adults is predominantly gay; everybody is somewhere in between the two extremes of heterosexual and homosexual.

Gay is only sometimes, but not always:
-Living with AIDS.
-Living a promiscuous life.
-Acting very much like the opposite gender (very masculine women and very feminine men.)(When people think of these stereotypes, they're usually thinking about transsexual people or transgender people instead. Most of these people are straight and just happen to identify as the opposite gender.)
-All about sex.

Being gay is not an illness or a perversion; it's a totally normal variation of human sexuality and it's been around for countless ages, not to mention existing in many different species of animals. In fact, heterosexuals could learn some things from gays, bisexuals, transgender people, pansexuals, asexuals, and other queer people... if they would only put their prejudice aside and look at them as people.

Gay men don't take any women from the straight men looking for a lady and vice versa with lesbians and straight women... and lesbians (and sometimes gay men) provide something exciting for the straight men and women to watch... same-sex kisses.

Gays are perfectly normal people. Their only "difference" is that they (romantically) love somebody of their own sex. Aside from the cruel prejudice that they face because of who they love, they usually are able to live wonderfully full, happy lives.

Often, gays have reclamed old derogatory terms for them as terms of affection: fag and queen for the men, dyke for the women, queer for anyone from the non-heterosexual community, etc... although they can still be used as insults by the bigoted.

Gays sometimes do imitate heterosexual gender roles (butch and femme) in their marriages (in every other way if not legal), but most do not; plenty of femmes pair up with other femmes, butches with other butches, androgyny and so forth. It's often remarkable how much their unions resemble heterosexual unions.

A man can be highly flamboyant and act and dress quite feminine, but sleeping with men is the last thing on this mind. Likewise, a man can be incredibly butch and swaggering, and yet he likes to sleep with men; being gay has to do with who you are attracted to sexually, not how masculine or how feminine you are.

Gay is not all about sex. Most gays are happy doing other things than sex. And most gays loathe the idea of molesting a child, contrary to the beliefs of ignorant people. (Almost all pedophiles are heterosexual)

And with marriage ending in so many divorces, then those in favor of marriage should be happy that there are people who want to get married and are willing to fight for that right. Gays have had to fight so much for the basic rights that straights take for granted.
-"Those flowers are so lovely in here! So bright and gay! Don't you think so?"

-"Yes! Quite nice to look at!"

-"Aw man, this computer is being so gay! It won't let me print!"
-"Hey, what was that for?!"
-"You are being so straight!"

-"Scott... I have to tell you something very important...
-"What is it, Colin?"
-"I- I'm gay."
-"That makes two of us."
-"You are?!... Then are you comfortable knowing...?"
-"Knowing what?"
-"That I love you..."
-"I- I'll leave you alone if you want me to...!"
-"No, stay! Joe..."
by Lorelili March 23, 2005

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From Italian words meaning "first woman" or "first lady", depending on your preference, the prima donna is the leading lady in a performance, and especially in opera. Can also be called a diva.

Is now often used to describe someone arrogant, vain, or just plain bitchy. Diva and prima donna have become synonomous with a show-off or a bitch, regardless of whether or not the person in question is male or female.
Maria Callas was one of the great dive (DEE-vay) of the twentieth century. A coloratura-spinto soprano, she was determined to be the best of the best on the stage, often singing outside of her natural singing range, which eventually ruined her voice and led to her downfall. This Greek diva was known to give tantrums offstage. Still, her strong, metallic, if not angelic, singing and good sense of high drama enabled her to become a stellar actress and singer.

Fans claim that she was feuding with fellow soprano, the Italian spinto-lyric soprano, Renata Tebaldi, despite the strong friendship between the two singers.

Did you see that?! Charlotte pushed me off the stage and grabbed the spotlight for herself! What a prima donna!
by Lorelili May 29, 2005

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Translated from the old Spanish phrase "sangre azul", blue blood derives from the Medieval belief in Europe (among other places) that the blood of the royalty and nobility was blue; since the royal family and aristocrats were wealthy and powerful enough to pay commoners to labor in the fields for them, their skin was translucent and pale enough for their blue veins to stand out.

It also refers to old money families: families that have been aristocrats for many generations.
The blue blood disdainfully looked upon the unrefined manners of the nouveau riche (aka "new money").

The blue blood of the elite could not be tainted by the blood of commoners, lest the whole line be polluted (disregarding the risks of inbreeding).
by Lorelili February 12, 2011

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The woman who gave birth to you and raised you.

Some mothers are known for embarrassing their children... or being cruel to them Joan Crawford was among the most prominent of this type, if not the worst.

Still others are wonderful, loving, devoted women. Mine is one of them.

Pet names for her would be "mom", "mommy", "mama", or similar names.
I feel so blessed to have a mother like mine.
by Lorelili March 03, 2005

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Also see procreation, sexual intercourse, breeding.

The infamous name of a village in Austria. Visitors from other countries (and especially the English speakers) are known to get into trouble for stealing the signs (why they try it, I don't know.). The name comes from the name of it's alleged founder, "Focko", and the Germanic suffix "ing" (meaning "people of"). The word has no visible links to the English word, but the locals know by now exactly what it means in English, and are quite embarrassed by it.

Under the town's name is the phrase "Please - Not So Fast!"
Fucking, Austria, conveniently located an hour from the German town of Petting. I recommend going there first.

Other fun places to go to:

* Gropecunt Lane (London, England)
* Bastard (Norway)
* Beaver (Oklahoma, USA)
* Beaver Head (Idaho, USA)
* Bell End near Lickey End (Wales, UK) *
* Bird-in-Hand (Pennsylvania, USA)
* Big Knob (Kentucky, USA)
* Big Ugly (West Virginia)
* Black Charlie's Opening (Australia)
* Blue Ball, near Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)
* Brown Willy (Cornwall,UK)
* Chinaman's Knob (Australia)
* Climax (Colorado, USA)
* Cockburn (Australia)
* Cooter (Missouri, USA)
* Cunt (Spain)
* Lickey End (West Midlands, UK)
* Knob Lick (Missouri, USA)
* Muff (Northern Ireland) (famous for "Muff Diving")
* Twatt (Orkney, Scotland)
* Pis Pis River (Nicaragua)
* Phuket (Thailand)
* Prickwillow (England)
* Pussy Creak (Ireland)
* Seaman (Ohio, USA)
* Pound and Beaver (5 miles apart in NE Wisconsin, USA)
* Sexmoan (Luzon, Philippines)
* Shag Island (Indian Ocean)
* Titting (Germany)
* Tittybong (Australia)
* Titty Ho (England)
* Wank (Germany)
* Wanker's Corner (Oregon USA)
* Wankie (Zimbabwe)
* Wet Beaver Creek (Australia)
* Wetwang (East Yorkshire, UK)
* Wideopen (Newcastle UK)
* Willey (Herefordshire, UK)
by Lorelili March 24, 2006

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A beautiful, seductive, and usually evil female character in drama and literature. She is usually shown as a cruel, man-eating seductress. (Straight) men fall victim to her beauty and are eventually brought to ruin by her. The femme fatale is often a secret agent and/or a spy.

Another word for femme fatale is vamp; due to the fact that the femme fatale is often a sexual vampire, the term "vamp" stuck when introduced by the silent movies.

The femme fatale is usually played by a strong mezzo-soprano in opera and musical theater.
Femme fatales show up often in film noir, James Bond stories, and murder mysteries.

They are often much stronger and more cunning characters than their foils; the often inept damsel in distress and the sweet, fawn-eyed, but naive ingenue.
by Lorelili December 30, 2005

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A person with very light (almost white) blond hair, "tow" being flax or hemp fibers. Tow-headed, along with fair(-haired) and flaxen-haired, is a tradional way in the English language to refer to blond hair or lightly-colored hair, having come from its old Germanic roots (which are quite rare).
"The tow head is an illusive creature, a minority."
by Lorelili March 30, 2006

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