Amy dating columnist
Recently, he mentioned he would be traveling to attend a gay pride event, and would be staying with a mutual friend. I am always uncomfortable with this, and instantly go on the defensive.It ends up pushing me far away because I speculate about them. We never fight, except when this recurring theme emerges every few months.It’s a very long way from “darn” to this expression.
I believe that my aunt would be horrified to know this, but I also don’t want to police the words of the people around me. — Concerned Niece Dear Concerned: Thank you for supplying the word in question, which I have redacted from your letter, for the reasons you state.
To describe it, however — basically your non-swearing aunt is flinging the “F-bomb,” with a (potentially) homophobic twist.
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It is a word you hear occasionally in British movies or television shows, but I don’t think it is widely used in North America.