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Comedian Eliot Glazer Will School You On 'Modern Gay Vernacular': VIDEO


Have you ever wanted to know when it may or may not be appropriate to deploy the word "hunty?" Have you had a hard time determining what "throwing shade" might mean? Do you generally feel out of the loop when it comes to gay slang tossed around on "Rupaul's Drag Race," in bars, and elsewhere within the LGBT community? Look no further, because Eliot Glazer, the wisecracking gay comedian, has come to your rescue. His new video, the "Reluctant Gay Dude's Guide to Modern Vernacular" may not be entirely accurate, but it will definitely make you laugh.

Check out Glazer's expert definitions, AFTER THE JUMP...

Warning: language may be inappropriate for certain work/home environments. 

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  1. Never heard Yaaaaas. Rarely hear the rest, many seem kind of dated. Except fierce, which is timeless.

    I always thought a kiki was a sex party, not just a regular party. Live and learn.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 8, 2014 8:34:49 PM

  2. Potatoe arse is served, hunty, enjoy the bye bye, from blue eyes, herps!

    Posted by: Gordon | Jan 8, 2014 8:41:30 PM

  3. 1) Being gay doesn't make you a comedienne, dude.

    2) What's with the commercials for Looking?

    3) Say hunty again.

    Posted by: Knock | Jan 8, 2014 9:12:29 PM

  4. Funny video.

    @ Paul R, you're thinking of KaiKai which would be sex. Kiki'ing is laughing with your friends.

    I don't think Eliot Glazer gave a very good definition of "realness". He is right that it is the descriptice contextualization of an aesthetic, but there is something important he missed.
    A really good definition can be found on the movie "Paris is Burning". 'Realness' is when that contextualized aesthetic ISN'T real but can pass as real. So his example of 'temporarily immobilized realness' would be wrong if the person is actually injured. If let's say the person is fine and they're just an actor playing the role of an injured person with a neck brace and leg cast, THEN it could rightly be called 'temporarily immobilized realness'.

    Posted by: languidbrows | Jan 8, 2014 9:16:40 PM

  5. Condescending comedians are not funny.

    Posted by: GZeus | Jan 8, 2014 9:23:10 PM

  6. These are not "gay vernacular", they are "drag queen" vernacular.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 8, 2014 10:04:12 PM

  7. A villanche! Elliot is 10x funnier than the warm urine people like willam bell-end or musical parody 'genius' todrick hall put out. Plus, non gay people will actually laugh at this - fancy that!

    Posted by: Tristram | Jan 8, 2014 10:21:29 PM

  8. This is just an ad for Looking hoping to go viral. Hope you got paid for posting it, otherwise it's just free advertising.

    Posted by: crashops | Jan 8, 2014 10:26:12 PM

  9. I love how a certain set of gay white guys just loves to appropriate black/queer vernacular. And at the same time generally wants nothing to do with the communities these words come from.

    Posted by: mike128 | Jan 8, 2014 11:18:13 PM

  10. @MIKE128, took the words right out of my mouth.

    Posted by: Asher | Jan 8, 2014 11:28:44 PM

  11. Not really a great piece....

    And I don't think he fully and clearly defined "hot mess". I always believed that a hot or "hawt mess" was something that doesn't look all that great but for some reason pulls off a particular feel or look. It is a mess that some how works.

    Perhaps an outfit that is a train wreck but somehow looks great on the person wearing it. Maybe a feeble attempt to sing a song that somehow ends up sounding great. In short, something that is not right but works....

    For example "Lady GaGa's hair was disgusting but it looked good on her at that moment. Or to the better point "Anna Nicole Smith was a HOT MESS at the awards show."

    Posted by: Max | Jan 8, 2014 11:31:53 PM

  12. Simply without any value.

    Posted by: Don | Jan 9, 2014 2:08:11 AM

  13. What CRAP

    Posted by: Don | Jan 9, 2014 2:17:38 AM

  14. "Literally and figuratively" - I'm glad someone knows the difference.

    Posted by: Alan | Jan 9, 2014 7:54:06 AM

  15. POSTED BY: ANON | JAN 8, 2014 10:04:12 PM


    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jan 9, 2014 10:28:13 AM

  16. Ski and snow boarding vernacular is way more interesting. Totally crunchy, dude...

    Posted by: JohninBend | Jan 9, 2014 11:58:04 AM

  17. Ditto what Mike128 and Asher wrote.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jan 9, 2014 2:58:58 PM

  18. Gay vernacular..? Sheesh.

    More like; "Lingo found in some African-American beauty parlors, appropriated by drag culture, now also used by a small segment of gay men... vernacular."

    Posted by: lookyloo | Jan 10, 2014 5:51:49 AM

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