Appropriateness of "Fag Wagon"

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    Nov 02, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    I'm currently on the the captain of the Virginia Tech Ultimate Frisbee B-Team. Every year we get to choose a new name. In previous years they'd suggested Fag Wagon and it would be a funny joke, but eventually die. This year its catching on a little as I, the only gay guy on the team (and only gay guy most of these guys know), am captain. I've never really known how to handle the word fag, but I think its inappropriate.

    Do you guys think Fag Wagon is inappropriate? You all think fag is inappropriate at all?
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    Nov 02, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    Do not promote this terrible use of the word fag. It's just wrong.
  • kevjo

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    Nov 02, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    huhwhat saidDo not promote this terrible use of the word fag. It's just wrong.


    That.
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    Nov 02, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    Tell them if they want their name to be Fag Wagon, they should all probably try converting first. Tell them the new name will be comemorated at a gay club and see what they say. ;-) I guess the bottom line is you should figure out if they're doing this in a positive or negative light. If it's positive, play around but figure out how to channel their homo excitedness in other ways haha
  • MikeW

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    Nov 02, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    To me it is derogatory so, no. Here's a 2003 article on the derivation of faggot used to reference homosexuals.
  • ChrisBGood

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    Nov 02, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    I personally do not care about how the word is used. I dont see the big deal behind it. I guess i can shrug things off easily. However, i think it is very inappropriate to use the term to mock a group of people. If they were serious about it, then whatever. But they are not and as the captain your should nip this in the bud or you may end up uncomfortable in the future. Why do tomorrow what can be done today. :-)
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    Nov 02, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    icon_neutral.gif ...I thought the term was "sag wagon."

    Or else, I don't get it...
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    Nov 02, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
    How about the "WASPy Warriors" or the "Cracker Express." They wouldn't be offended would they.icon_cry.gif
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    Nov 02, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    classless
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    Nov 02, 2012 8:46 AM GMT
    cool congrats on being captain icon_biggrin.gif as for the name #notcute
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    Nov 02, 2012 8:49 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidclassless


    +1
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    Nov 02, 2012 9:08 AM GMT
    Inappropriate
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    Nov 02, 2012 10:36 AM GMT
    If you find it inappropriate, and you are the captain of the team, it is your obligation to say something.

    You don't have to make a big scene about it, but you do have the right to say, hey, that word is not OK, we need to choose something else.
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    Nov 02, 2012 10:44 AM GMT
    PGroove saidI'm currently on the the captain of the Virginia Tech Ultimate Frisbee B-Team. Every year we get to choose a new name. In previous years they'd suggested Fag Wagon and it would be a funny joke, but eventually die. This year its catching on a little as I, the only gay guy on the team (and only gay guy most of these guys know), am captain. I've never really known how to handle the word fag, but I think its inappropriate.

    Do you guys think Fag Wagon is inappropriate? You all think fag is inappropriate at all?


    Do you have any other minorities on the team?Maybe you should come up with offensive team names that involve their racial slurs just to make a point. this is not cool.
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    Nov 02, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    I think Virginia Tech is inappropriate.icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Go Hoooooooooos!
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    Nov 02, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    PGroove saidI'm currently on the the captain of the Virginia Tech Ultimate Frisbee B-Team. Every year we get to choose a new name. In previous years they'd suggested Fag Wagon and it would be a funny joke, but eventually die. This year its catching on a little as I, the only gay guy on the team (and only gay guy most of these guys know), am captain. I've never really known how to handle the word fag, but I think its inappropriate.

    Do you guys think Fag Wagon is inappropriate? You all think fag is inappropriate at all?


    That fact that you are even asking opinions about using this homophobic term is amazing to me. icon_eek.gificon_sad.gif
    But knowing the majority makeup of VT supporters and student population, I shouldn't be. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Tristan
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    Nov 02, 2012 10:53 AM GMT
    Use your authority as captain to vote it DOWN. What is the origin of the term anyway?

    EDIT -- after consulting Urban Dictionary, what does the term have to do with flying Frisbees? I would suggest The Give a Flying Fs (F is for Frisbee)
  • FireDoor211

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    Nov 02, 2012 11:14 AM GMT
    I think it's hilarious, do you guys have t-shirts?
  • jmtodd28

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    Nov 02, 2012 12:26 PM GMT
    PGroove saidI'm currently on the the captain of the Virginia Tech Ultimate Frisbee B-Team. Every year we get to choose a new name. In previous years they'd suggested Fag Wagon and it would be a funny joke, but eventually die. This year its catching on a little as I, the only gay guy on the team (and only gay guy most of these guys know), am captain. I've never really known how to handle the word fag, but I think its inappropriate.

    Do you guys think Fag Wagon is inappropriate? You all think fag is inappropriate at all?



    Let's see:

    Spic Wagon? - Nope
    Nigger Wagon? - Nope
    Slut Wagon? - Nope
    Chink Wagon? - Nope
    Wetback Wagon? - Nope

    Just put your name here ____ Wagon.

    Simple answer really.
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    Nov 02, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    Not cute. Tacky. Period.

    Show some self respect.
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    Nov 02, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
    Don't.
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    Nov 02, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    huhwhat saidDo not promote this terrible use of the word fag. It's just wrong.
    Ariodante saidclassless
    EasilyDistracted saidInappropriate
    n8698u saidNot cute. Tacky. Period.
    Show some self respect.
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  • mybud

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    Nov 02, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    To me is like the "n" word...when I hear it and the word fag....I wanna punch the person who used it in the face....
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    Nov 02, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    PGroove saidI'm currently on the the captain of the Virginia Tech Ultimate Frisbee B-Team. Every year we get to choose a new name. In previous years they'd suggested Fag Wagon and it would be a funny joke, but eventually die. This year its catching on a little as I, the only gay guy on the team (and only gay guy most of these guys know), am captain. I've never really known how to handle the word fag, but I think its inappropriate.

    Do you guys think Fag Wagon is inappropriate? You all think fag is inappropriate at all?


    LOL. Fag Wagon. *Snicker*

    That's as bad as the Pussy Wagon. +D

    Can I ride in your fag wagon? :3
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    Nov 02, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
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    PGroove saidI'm currently on the the captain of the Virginia Tech Ultimate Frisbee B-Team. Every year we get to choose a new name. In previous years they'd suggested Fag Wagon and it would be a funny joke, but eventually die. This year its catching on a little as I, the only gay guy on the team (and only gay guy most of these guys know), am captain. I've never really known how to handle the word fag, but I think its inappropriate.

    Do you guys think Fag Wagon is inappropriate? You all think fag is inappropriate at all?



    Let's see:

    Spic Wagon? - Nope
    Nigger Wagon? - Nope
    Slut Wagon? - Nope
    Chink Wagon? - Nope
    Wetback Wagon? - Nope

    Just put your name here ____ Wagon.

    Simple answer really.


    Bingo.

    Here's another: an all male team with a woman captain and they call it Gash wagon.

    The OP is the only gay man on that team. So what is the team saying?