EDITOR'S NOTE: Since Jerame's post keeps getting comments regularly even though it was originally published May 23rd, I thought I'd bring it back to the front page for more discussion.
Does the phrase "That's so gay" bother you as much as it does me? I hear it here and there, particularly with younger folks, in the context of something being stupid, lame, or otherwise unflattering.
Since gay meant happy and exuberant before it meant queer, surely this new usage stems from the word's roots as a term for homosexuality. I can only guess this means that these people find gays undesirable at the very least.
What do you think? Is my armchair etymology way off base here? Does "that's so gay" annoy the hell out of you too?