April 05, 2007

Wait, what? That's what it means?

CBS announcer Billy Packer angered a lot of people when he told Charlie Rose last week, "you always fag out." Jimmy Kimmel, of all people, brought this to America's attention when he played the clip on his comedy show.

Packer defended his statement by saying he was using the term "fag out" by its dictionary meaning: "to tire out." I looked it up — he's right!

Be honest. Did you know the primary definition of "fag"?

It's sort of like learning that "stupid asshole motherfucker" actually means "please hand me a plate of cheese."

7 comments:

Grand Marnier said...

So if "gay" means happy, and "fag" means tired, does that mean that people who are not heterosexual are happy, tired people?

Josh said...

I knew the dictionary definition of "fag" just like I knew that niggardly comes from the Dutch.

Didn't everyone?

Anyway, maybe Billy Packer can just find other words to avoid being misunderstood. I mean, that's the whole point of language, isn't it? To be understood?

It just makes me so ANGRY*

* Just kidding, LAL

dl004d said...

So if a man in London is tired of cigarettes does he say he is fag of fags? ("Fag Of Fags" would make a good TV show, by the way.)

Josh said...

Wasn't that the name of Sid Caesar and Karl Reiner's sketch comedy show? "Your Fag of Fags"?

Great bit on that show: The 2000 Year Old Fag.

ed002d said...

So wait, when I say "stupid asshole motherfucker" at work, I'm not asking for cheese? No wonder I keep getting reprimanded ...

Josh said...

And where the hell am I supposed to put all this cheese?

jwh said...

doesn't "faggot" mean a pile of sticks or somthing too?