"BRO" and other gay code words.

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    Aug 13, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    I have noticed this a lot online and also in person as well....gay men seem to be obsessed with the word bro.

    I'm not sure how the trend started or where it came from, but if we made a big gay word-cloud, bro would be pretty well represented. The number of bros on RJ is especially high and the reason for this might be a subconscious desire to communicate masculinity. It's a quick subtle way to say, "I want you to fuck me in my ass but I'm def not a fairy."

    Sometimes it seems like we are more obsessed with masculinity (which is a social construct like most of the things we choose to discriminate based on) than straight people are.


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    Aug 13, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    What you say does make sense to me Deki. I must say though I am surprised with some of you language on the forums of late though :p
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    The gays I hang around in Atlanta say "girl" way more than "bro" haha. My straight friend the other day asked me "why do you call each other she?"

    I don't really know...
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    I dont think it is an unconcious way to try and make sure everyone knows they are manly (its gonna happen with or without the word bro). I think it is more telling of the times. Now a days when people come out they arent rejected by their straight friends and tend to take on their slang and mannerisms.

    I mean, yea there are some people overcompensating, but I dont think they actively use the word "bro" more to overcompensate.
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    As far as I have seen, guys who act really manly use "bro" and then "girl" is usually for more fem guys, anyone in between goes with "babe" a lot. Am not a fan of either one, esp if someone calls me bro before or during make out it turns me off.
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    I use dude more than bro icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    Yeah, brah. for sure!

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    Aug 13, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    I've always noticed that a large majority of the gay guys I talk to here in South Africa say 'Mister' and 'mwah'. I've never really heard other people use it that much though. I've always joked around that they keeping saying 'Mister' to remind themselves they're actually talking to guys icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    Claystation saidI use dude more than bro icon_neutral.gif


    Haha, you're old too.icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    showme said
    Claystation saidI use dude more than bro icon_neutral.gif


    Haha, you're old too.icon_razz.gif



    I think bro is better than bra. When I hear bra or brah I immediately look at the guy's chest, lol!
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    showme said

    Haha, you're old too.icon_razz.gif


    Its not funny! icon_mad.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    showme said

    Haha, you're old too.icon_razz.gif


    Its not funny! icon_mad.gif


    To you maybe.icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    showme said
    Claystation saidI use dude more than bro icon_neutral.gif


    Haha, you're old too.icon_razz.gif

    ouch! .... burn
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
    Hey buddy I use them all.
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
    showme said

    To you maybe.icon_razz.gif


    Dude, dont sass me icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    showme said

    To you maybe.icon_razz.gif


    Dude, dont sass me icon_sad.gif


    Aww, c'mere, bro.
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    DEKIRUMAN said ... a subconscious desire to communicate masculinity. It's a quick subtle way to say, "I want you to fuck me in my ass but I'm def not a fairy."


    Hahaha icon_lol.gif couldn't have said it better man....

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    Aug 13, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    showme said

    Aww, c'mere, bro.


    .............dude (hugs)
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    showme said

    Haha, you're old too.icon_razz.gif


    Its not funny! icon_mad.gif


    Clay is right its not funny...its hilarious icon_smile.gif

    (I prefer dude too)
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    Chainers said
    Clay is right its not funny...its hilarious icon_smile.gif

    (I prefer dude too)


    Y U gotta be like dat dawg, eh I mean bro
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
    DEKIRUMAN said"BRO" and other gay code words.
    I have noticed this a lot online and also in person as well....gay men seem to be obsessed with the word bro.

    I'm not sure how the trend started or where it came from, but if we made a big gay word-cloud, bro would be pretty well represented. [...] a subconscious desire to communicate masculinity. It's a quick subtle way to say, "I want you to fuck me in my ass but I'm def not a fairy."[...]


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    And all this time I thought those guys were just being friendly to an older guy they always see working out.
  • rac4437

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    Aug 13, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    Definitely... Dude! My Closest Friends... BRAH!!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    I haven't noticed it but i'm not that active here. I use bro sparingly. With my real close friends i typically call them brotha. but I do realize I have a tendency to say "sup man" when i refer to another male.
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    I think some of it comes from fraternity culture. "Bro" gets thrown around a lot in general, even with straight guys. I think though in this case, if you were seen as a bro, you had fraternity affiliations, and couldn't be the stereotypical fudge packer (aka- masculinity). And in some circles, its not seen as overly homo if you're "just helpin' a bro out" or were so wasted that you'd do anything to get a nut.

    I use dude a lot too, but it all depends on the context...
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    #g0yproblem