Monday, April 13, 2009

Word of the Gay: "Lesbos"

"Lesbos" is a Greek island, that was home to the famous lesbian poet Sappho. It is where the word lesbian originated from.

9 comments:

Cypresso said...

Most interesting.. Thanks for sharing... Learn something new every day!

Anonymous said...

Really? I thought I had heard
something about that but thought it
was to funny to be true...HA!

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!!

Laurie

T. R Xands said...

Fun fact, people from Lesbos are not Lesbians. They're Lesvonians!

/useless trivia

Queers United said...

They are all secretly lesbians lol, but I hear its a pretty conservative island, so they are prob not down with lady on lady lovin.

T. R Xands said...

I think a while ago they actually tried to ban the usage of "lesbian" because the people felt like it was disgracing their history or something to that effect...it didn't work regardless but it was...er, ironic a bit.

WhiteDwarfStar said...

I've read that Sappho was (to use modern definitions) bisexual, not strictly lesbian, but of course words are imperfect things.

Queers United said...

tr i remember that, what a dumb failed campaign.

white i have no clue, maybe i always hear her referred to as the lesbian poet.

Short Left Index Finger said...

People with short left index fingers date women and people with short right index fingers date men.

Anonymous said...

@ Short Left Index Finger: wtf does that even mean? Don't most peoples' hands match for the most part?
Anyways, thought that I would add Frida Kahlo(famous bisexual mexican painter)to the mix. She even has a movie about her that came out not to long ago, with penelope cruz cast as her.

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