Gaytime Raspberry Roughs

Alas, in this less-innocent year of 2015, anyone soliciting a "gaytime raspberry rough" and expecting an ice cream treat is likely to get something different than they anticipated.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 17, 2015
     Category: Business | Advertising | Food | Public Indecency | 1960s | Double Entendres and Nudge-Nudge, Wink-Wink

We old folks remember when gay had a different meaning. Unfortunately, a perfectly good word is gone from our vocabulary. The Flintstones theme song promises that "we'll have a gay old time," but I don't think Fred and Barney were secret lovers. When "don we now our gay apparel" we're not cross-dressing. I went to school with a girl named Gay. I wonder what she calls herself now.
Posted by ges on 04/17/15 at 08:58 AM
ges, over the years I've come up with a term for this, Language Hijacking, and define it pretty much as you describe in your observation. As I see it, it was somewhat more subtly done in the past but is now more noticeable with the rise of "Political Correctness".

Probably a better way to think of it is to quote Humpty Dumpty from "Through The Looking Glass": "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
Posted by KDP on 04/17/15 at 10:10 AM

Still in business:
Posted by S. Norman on 04/17/15 at 10:30 AM
That's amazing, S. Norman. Thanks! I never even thought to check to see if they had survived under that impossible name. Give them full kudos for persisting!
Posted by Paul on 04/17/15 at 11:00 AM
Good to see that the company embraced the change!
New slogan, It's hard to have a gaytime on your own! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 04/17/15 at 12:47 PM
And Please do NOT Rough my Raspberry!! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 04/17/15 at 12:49 PM
Or raspberry my... :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/17/15 at 03:25 PM
Well, this is from 'Down Under' and they don't talk American anyhow.

@KDP, et al: Back only a year (or so) ago when newsies started calling R/C aircraft 'drones' never did they think that it was going to fly back and bite them in the butt. Thanks to their obsession with overstatement and embellishment the perfectly good laws & rules governing the flying of R/C craft the FAA will/has issued stricter laws governing their use and it's going to hurt newsies the most!

Now, what, exactly, does 'hysterical' mean?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/18/15 at 12:49 AM
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