I’d been thinking that the opposite of “gay” pride is “straight” humility.
But I just wondered a bit ago if matching up double opposites would have the same effect as a double negative in English.
Thus the opposite of gay pride might be straight pride or gay humility.
Because straight humility might be doubly opposite of gay pride and thus might actually be the same as gay pride.
Yes, I admit that’s kinda convoluted.
Well, the pretzelized thinking aside, don’t you just hate how the language gets hijacked? Why should gay mean homosexual?
And if a heterosexual is “straight,” is a homosexual crooked?
Oh, wait — that’s been hijacked, too. 🙄
Seriously, though, what’s with choosing pride?
Speaking of pride, see also:
Frankly, what I detest more than gay pride is my own pride. I think.
PS: I got to thinking about this after hearing of the gay pride deal at the White House this week, which is why this got categorized with politics.