Yellow shirt on Thursday

  • johndubuque

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    Dec 10, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    When I was in high school people said if you wore a yellow shirt on Thursday you were queer. At the time I thought it was just something one of my friends had made up, but I later found out the same thing, or slightly different versions of it, were said at other places, at least in the rural Midwest. Was this also said in other places?
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    Dec 10, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
    I heard through the grapevine that if you fuck a guy in the ass, or vice versa, you're gay.
    It's just a rumor, though.
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    Dec 10, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Never heard of this, though I'm admittedly rather elderly. In my day it was the color pink. My mother was always buying me pink shirts (I never bought my own clothes until I was in my 20s, didn't even know my sizes), and she would say to me: "Pink is your color, Robert."

    Years later I learned she always knew I was gay, even before I did. I wonder today how much she was trying to send me a message with all those pink shirts?
  • johndubuque

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    Dec 10, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    At the time I didn't know if it was supposed to be a secret signal or just a joke.
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    Dec 11, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    I am from the Midwest and have never heard this before reading it here.
  • LJay

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    Dec 11, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Green was the color when I was a kid. Green on Thursday and you were in for it.
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    Dec 11, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    I grew up in in the midwest and remember that one.
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    LJay saidGreen was the color when I was a kid. Green on Thursday and you were in for it.


    Green shirts or sweaters on Thursday meant you were horny when I was in HS in NY in the late 1980s.

    I made a point of wearing a kelly green GAP cardigan just to see if it worked.

    Never any takers though, lol.
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    i remember green on thursday...you were horny...if you wore an earring in your left ear..you were a drug dealer.....in your right ear you were gay....both ears meant bisexual...
  • Karnage

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    Dec 11, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    I always heard it was if you wore purple on Thursday you were gay. The other one was if you had an earring in your right ear. Your left ear is fine, but not your right...

    And there's the classic "There are two ways to know if someone is gay. First is if you hair on your pinky knuckles. (pause while person looks) And the second is looking for hair on your pinky knuckles." Oh adolescent humor....
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    eddie13 saidi remember green on thursday...you were horny...if you wore an earring in your left ear..you were a drug dealer.....in your right ear you were gay....both ears meant bisexual...



    How did you tell the difference between a gay drug dealer and a bisexual?
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    News to me. I did hear that a hanky in ur back pocket symbolized ur sexual preference back in the day.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 11, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    That does it then...I'm wearing a yellow shirt on Thursday and see who is paying attention.....
  • johndubuque

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    Dec 11, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    I'll add that the first time I heard of it outside of my high school was when I read the book Farm Boys: Lives of Gay Men from the Rural Midwest, by Will Fellows (University of Wisconsin Press, 1996).
    Also, the guy who joked about it with me in high school was also sort of coming on to me, so I sometimes "accidentally" wore a yellow shirt on Thursdays to see if he noticed.
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    Iceblink said
    eddie13 saidi remember green on thursday...you were horny...if you wore an earring in your left ear..you were a drug dealer.....in your right ear you were gay....both ears meant bisexual...



    How did you tell the difference between a gay drug dealer and a bisexual?
    good question....they never mentioned that one..
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    i did not know about the hanky thing until much later in life.....pretty much the only ones here that possessed a hanky that was displayed were construction workers and Rom..{Gypsy} dudes...they wore them on their heads..
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    My parents, who are from Kansas, used to say wearing green on Thursday meant you were gay. I never heard anyone else ever mention it.
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI heard through the grapevine that if you fuck a guy in the ass, or vice versa, you're gay.
    It's just a rumor, though.


    i swear i have pity on anyone who ever argues with you
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    Dec 11, 2011 5:31 AM GMT
    This is the gayest thing I've ever heard.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Dec 11, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI heard through the grapevine that if you fuck a guy in the ass, or vice versa, you're gay.
    It's just a rumor, though.
    lol
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    Dec 11, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI heard through the grapevine that if you fuck a guy in the ass, or vice versa, you're gay.
    It's just a rumor, though.

    Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!! Upon reading this, I just couldn't help myself and burst out laughing so hard it woke up my five dogs sleeping next to me. You literally made my day, bud. Pretty funny indeed. icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_razz.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI heard through the grapevine that if you fuck a guy in the ass, or vice versa, you're gay.
    It's just a rumor, though.



    that is sooo gay.
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    Dec 11, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
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    Dec 11, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    Yellow on Thursday?
    What an odd fashion statement. icon_confused.gif