People of lesbos take gay group to court over term 'Lesbian'

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  1. Kupp

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    http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2008/04/30/Greece.Lesbian.Pride/

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  2. Lance Halberd

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    Huh, I always thought they were Lesbosians.

    The islanders, not the lesbians.

    Then again, I guess statistically speaking there are lesbian Lesbosians.

    Would they be Lesbosbians?
     
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    :banghead: dude! my mom's from athens! *looks around* oh boy..
     
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    ... so she'd be an Athenian?
     
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    oh yeah...my bad...haha..thanks Lance.
     
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    Can see where they're coming from, but they don't need to be Athols about it
     
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    Eh.

    Somebody has entirely too much time on their hands.
     
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    Heh-ohh!
     
  9. Lance Halberd

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    You Maine-iac, you! With the crazy word play.
     
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    How goofy. If memory serves, Lesbos was supposed to be an island of warrior women (not just homosexual women) and that's where the term "Lesbian" came into play. Not to mention the poetry of Sappho.

    I don't think they're going to change the term the world over, so they'd best figure out how to adapt.
     
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    I thought this kind of silly court things was US only. Guess I was wrong.
     
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    So a homosexual woman from Lesbos cannot call herself lesbian for purpose of identifying herself as homosexual, but can do it if she's referring to her country of origin? *confused*
     
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    I would think the statute of limitation would be in effect here, I mean, they have already been called lesbians a really long time.

    On a side not, we are required to call "dikes" "side cutters" at work.
     
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    I think I remember renting a movie about an island of Lesbos....
     
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    Can't they just change the name of the island?

    Yeah, I don't see this going anywhere.
     
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    I'd comment on this but I think Iran-t too much as it is.


    Although, in all seriousness, I can understand why the people of Lesbos would be pissed. It's like if "New Yorker" was used more to referred to someone who ate babies than to someone from New York.

    BTW, Lesbos has been called lesbos for over a thousand years... I can't imagine them changing the name over this.
     
  19. Kupp

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    I've had this story on my mind all day since I posted it, and I feel I should let everyone know I won't be here much for a while. I am planning to move to Lesbos so I can explore what it is like to be a lesbian.
     
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    they should just adopt lesborigines in place of lesbos.
     

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