Would you consider yourself old?
July 3, 2018 11:30 PM   Subscribe

This is so great!
posted by stevedawg at 12:22 AM on July 4, 2018

I’m a quarter century younger than they are, but I still totally identify with these guys.

(Also, the dude on the left in the blue shirt is kinda cute.)
posted by darkstar at 1:59 AM on July 4, 2018 [2 favorites]

I love this. They are all invited to dinner at my house.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 2:45 AM on July 4, 2018 [4 favorites]

The O.W.L.s are fabulous as well. "Scissoring?! We didn't have a word for it, we just did it!"
posted by chavenet at 3:26 AM on July 4, 2018 [13 favorites]

This is great. I agree with blue-shirt guy though, too much RuPaul for the source of gay slang.
posted by Fig at 3:30 AM on July 4, 2018 [9 favorites]

I don't consider myself old. Not yet. Maybe not ever. But I'm fabulous. Sometimes.

I bartend once in a while, in an establishment that gets a very mixed clientèle. I get a lot of professional young gay men and women, and I've never heard any of them use those words/phrases. I'm going to listen very carefully next shift I work.
posted by james33 at 3:58 AM on July 4, 2018 [3 favorites]

"I like owls; they're cool birds."
posted by pykrete jungle at 4:41 AM on July 4, 2018 [10 favorites]

metafilter: sometimes you're wrong, they're really farmers
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 4:44 AM on July 4, 2018 [19 favorites]

I like those people. And owls.

In the beginning Gloria created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was nanti form, and void; and munge was upon the eke of the deep. And the Fairy of Gloria trolled upon the eke of the aquas.
And Gloria cackled, Let there be sparkle: and there was sparkle.
And Gloria vardad the sparkle, that it was bona: and Gloria medzered the sparkle from the munge.
And Gloria screeched the sparkle journo, and the munge she screeched nochy. And the bijou nochy and the morning were the first journo.
posted by pracowity at 5:04 AM on July 4, 2018 [11 favorites]

Vada well at these, omies and palones.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:19 AM on July 4, 2018 [5 favorites]

I loved these so much.

"What was that? Truu? Trrrruuuk?" "Okurrrr"
posted by like_neon at 8:13 AM on July 4, 2018

metafilter: sometimes you're wrong, they're really farmers

So much queer fashion is about people from rural areas moving to cities and being more visible than city queer folks because of their rural style, and then urban queer folks adopting elements of rural fashion.

Anyway I loved these videos even though I have a deep and abiding dislike for the word "futch". It's interesting how much the slang changes over time.
posted by bile and syntax at 8:28 AM on July 4, 2018 [6 favorites]

posted by roger ackroyd at 8:29 AM on July 4, 2018 [3 favorites]

Awesome. I'd like to have Kaffee und Kuchen with all of them.
posted by chillmost at 8:31 AM on July 4, 2018 [4 favorites]

I find it amusing how most of the lesbian slang isn't actually new at all--the ladies featured keep gleefully laughing "I know that! We used that!" "U-hauls--I moved in before I even started the relationship once, I should get a gold star for this!" The ones that did confuse them are often acronyms that they laughed and recognized immediately when the acronym was spelled out.

(And in fact most of the slang terms I know and use are the ones they already knew, too!)

I have to wonder if it's just that there isn't really an equivalent of RuPaul et al. to pick slang from. Or if it's just that, well--it's specifically lesbian slang, and my general experience is that over here on the women-into-women side of the room there's much more partitioning based on politics and more of a general cultural interest into partitioning identities of orientation and gender that don't necessarily lump well under lesbian itself. Which is why many people reach for queer in the first place.

So if I was looking for words to ask about, I'd probably also have reached for terms like unicorn or bicurious or boi or cishet or soft butch. It's interesting that several of the words they did choose for lesbian slang are terms that have traditionally been used derogatorily about bisexual women--L.U.G., for example, or hasbian, or gold star.

And I find it interesting that the lesbian choices are very focused on lesbians as an identity, not queer women, which is not necessarily true of the gay men's options. For example, I probably would have presented "gayby" to both groups despite the term difference--I know plenty of people who will interchangeably refer to themselves as gay or lesbian, for example, and gayby is a term I tend to see used in a gender-neutral context.

posted by sciatrix at 10:01 AM on July 4, 2018 [13 favorites]

The expression “doppelbanger” is one of my favorite things about these. Both are great fun.
posted by kinnakeet at 10:32 AM on July 4, 2018 [5 favorites]

I wonder if the elder gays are offended their video uses music that is practically ragtime. At this point in history, those elders would likely have listened to rock!

This is 100% adorbs. There ought to be one crossing the age gap the other way, too!
posted by gusandrews at 11:44 AM on July 4, 2018 [5 favorites]

omg I loved this! I'd already seen the gays one, it was circulating facebook, but i hadn't seen the lesbians one! (that doesn't surprise me, lesbophobia is super real on facebook unfortunately). I would LOVE to spend a weekend with these ladies. I've made friends with an older lesbian through tumblr, and it's one of the best things I've ever done. She is so kind, and thoughtful. (She's both a lesbian ~and farmer, haha). I love lesbians <3
posted by FirstMateKate at 1:04 PM on July 4, 2018 [3 favorites]

the ladies are having way more fun!
posted by Omnomnom at 1:06 PM on July 4, 2018 [3 favorites]

The gay video annoyed the fuck out of me: if you're gonna talk gay slang, don't wimp out and bleep the words pussy or fuck.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:31 PM on July 4, 2018 [2 favorites]

Nice to see buds and ladybuds proving love in their unique way.
posted by signal at 6:59 PM on July 4, 2018

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