Are you gay? The curious question ask...

Are you gay? The curious question asked by council in survey about WHEELIE BINS

There are 82 comments on the www.dailymail.co.uk story from Mar 18, 2013, titled Are you gay? The curious question asked by council in survey about WHEELIE BINS. In it, www.dailymail.co.uk reports that:

Residents in Birmingham UK were asked to state whether they were straight, gay or bisexual after answering a series of questions about recycling reward schemes and wheelie bin sizes in an online form.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk.

First Prev
of 5
Next Last

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Mar 18, 2013
I have NO IDEA what "WHEELIE BINS" are, but they sure SOUND GAY !

:)

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#2 Mar 18, 2013
Trash cans. lol

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#3 Mar 18, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I have NO IDEA what "WHEELIE BINS" are, but they sure SOUND GAY !
:)
Oh, figure it out. They mentioned recycling in the blurb and what would that involve, but a trash type of container and on wheels.

God lord, you act dumb sometimes. My hubby is English, so I am well versed in Brit talk, however.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Mar 18, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, figure it out. They mentioned recycling in the blurb and what would that involve, but a trash type of container and on wheels.
God lord, you act dumb sometimes. My hubby is English, so I am well versed in Brit talk, however.
American English and British English is often decidedly different, and oftentimes, the same word has two radically different meanings.

In New York, where I was raised, we always called them "garbage cans".

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#5 Mar 18, 2013
Foxy does his best to keep the ignorant American stereotype alive.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#6 Mar 18, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
American English and British English is often decidedly different, and oftentimes, the same word has two radically different meanings.
In New York, where I was raised, we always called them "garbage cans".
No matter where it's spoken, English still requires subject-verb agreement: American English and British English ARE, not IS.

Bloody wanker.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#7 Mar 18, 2013
I remember the first driving vacation we took in England. We came across a sign that said "Boot Sale". I turned to my hubby and told him, "Let's stop. I'd like to buy a pair of Wellies". He still reminds me of it to this day.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Mar 18, 2013
RalphB wrote:
I remember the first driving vacation we took in England. We came across a sign that said "Boot Sale". I turned to my hubby and told him, "Let's stop. I'd like to buy a pair of Wellies". He still reminds me of it to this day.
And the eplanation in AMERICAN English is ????

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#9 Mar 18, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
And the eplanation in AMERICAN English is ????
Foxy, you're embarrassing yourself again. Saying things like that just reinforces the "ignorant American" stereotype.

Unless that was your goal.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#10 Mar 18, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
American English and British English is often decidedly different, and oftentimes, the same word has two radically different meanings.
In New York, where I was raised, we always called them "garbage cans".
It sounds as if you were raised in a garbage can, with your strange sloppy grammar and idiotic bragging.

I'm sure in your childhood, 70 years ago, trash cans had to be carried, but sometime in the last 30 years they put wheels on them, much easier to move.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#11 Mar 18, 2013
I hardly consider myself an ignorant american, but to be fair, I had never heard the term "wheelie bin" either. Dustbin, rubbish bin, even trash bin, yes. And most americans don't associate recycling with standard trashcans but with special containers.
Gay And Proud wrote:
Foxy does his best to keep the ignorant American stereotype alive.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#12 Mar 18, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
I hardly consider myself an ignorant american, but to be fair, I had never heard the term "wheelie bin" either. Dustbin, rubbish bin, even trash bin, yes. And most americans don't associate recycling with standard trashcans but with special containers.
<quoted text>
In the age of Google it takes all of 60 seconds to figure something like that out. If that.

Parading that sort of ignorance proudly, as Foxy does over and over again, keeps the "ignorant American" stereotype alive.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#13 Mar 18, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
<quoted text>
In the age of Google it takes all of 60 seconds to figure something like that out. If that.
Parading that sort of ignorance proudly, as Foxy does over and over again, keeps the "ignorant American" stereotype alive.
Or he could have just read the article and looked at the accompanying pictures, leaving no doubt as to what a wheelie bin is. But he found intentional ignorance a more attractive option, especially since it afforded him the comforting touch of xenophobia.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#14 Mar 18, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
<quoted text>
Foxy, you're embarrassing yourself again. Saying things like that just reinforces the "ignorant American" stereotype.
Unless that was your goal.
What is a "boot sale" in Briatin ?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Mar 18, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>It sounds as if you were raised in a garbage can, with your strange sloppy grammar and idiotic bragging.
I'm sure in your childhood, 70 years ago, trash cans had to be carried, but sometime in the last 30 years they put wheels on them, much easier to move.
1. I'm in my 50's,

2. While I have seen garbage canns issued by municipalities, and had one in Patchogue, and now also have a municipal garbage can here in Coolidge, I have never seen a municipal garbage can with wheels, nor have I ever heard them termed "wheelies before".(When I was a kid a wheelie was something you did on your Stingray. I had a Lemon Peeler).

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#16 Mar 18, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
And the eplanation in AMERICAN English is ????
I should have known. A "boot sale" is our equivalent of a tailgate sale. People sell things out of the "boot", or trunk of their car. "Wellies" are those boots that you see Englishmen wearing when working in the garden or on the lawn.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#17 Mar 18, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
What is a "boot sale" in Briatin ?
Oh yeah, Wellies are a type of boot based upon leather Hessian boots. They were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Wellington boots are also known as rubber boots, wellies, wellingtons, topboots, billy-boots, gumboots, gumbies, gummies, rainboots, and Alaskan Sneakers.
Tomas

Romania

#18 Mar 18, 2013
Nope I dig hot chicks and they dig me!

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#19 Mar 18, 2013
That's true, but that's something we've all been guilty of--asking about what we could look up.

Onto the topic!

What possible use could that department have for people's orientation data? Probaly none. So the real question is, which department would ACTUALLY be using it?
Gay And Proud wrote:
<quoted text>
In the age of Google it takes all of 60 seconds to figure something like that out. If that.
Parading that sort of ignorance proudly, as Foxy does over and over again, keeps the "ignorant American" stereotype alive.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#20 Mar 18, 2013
They probably do dig you...shallow graves off the roadside.
Tomas wrote:
Nope I dig hot chicks and they dig me!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 5
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Gay/Lesbian Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Gay Cakes Are Not a Constitutional Right 1 hr Frankie Rizzo 822
News What would Jesus say about same-sex marriage? (Jul '15) 3 hr cpeter1313 17,299
News US gay couple sues after getting 'hateful' flye... 4 hr Holy Guacamole 2
The Spectrum Cafe (Dec '07) 4 hr GodSmacked 27,290
News An Immersive Play About Lutherans Battling over... (Sep '16) 7 hr Whoshgow 62
News Gay basher Kathryn Knott forced to fork over a ... 7 hr Holy Guacamole 34
News Suit: Gay couple gets 'hateful' flyers, not wed... 7 hr Holy Guacamole 7
News Reading series teaches students about inclusion 7 hr Holy Guacamole 10
More from around the web