University of Chicago Press. When names become words and then we ask you about them. The Benny Hill character responds, "Not to you for start, you ain't my type". Hope Winter Hall June 15, 1: This page was last edited on 12 Juneat The New Oxford American Dictionary says that "gay" is the preferred term.
Sappho in Early Modern England:
Church House Publishing, Named after the Greek poet Sappho who lived on Lesbos Island and wrote love poems to women, this term has been in use since at least the 18th century, with the connotation of lesbian. Sexual orientation Homosexuality Bisexuality pansexuality polysexuality Asexuality gray asexuality Demographics Biology Environment.
Similarly, a gay cat was a young male apprenticed to an older hobocommonly exchanging sex and other services for protection and tutelage.