“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

A Nashville Lesson in Lexicon
Sunday, July 17, 2011

I've long known that the nickname for a woman who has many gay male friends is "fag hag." It's not a nice phrase, especially if you're a younger woman, but because of Americans' love of rhymes and labels it has stuck.

We live in a downtown highrise with a relatively large gay community so, of course, many of our friends are gay. But my wife and her female friends in the building say they don't like the name "fag hag" because it sounds too old and ugly.

"That's simple to fix," said one of the gay friends. "You're not a fag hag -- you're a fruit fly."

Insert smiley face here.


Blogger Libby McMillan said...

ha. never heard that one! mucho nicer.

July 26, 2011 at 3:57 PM  

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