INTERNATIONALS rugby player Clive Shell, right, was involved in a street brawl after a youth called him "a baldheaded b***d" and "a poofter
," Bridgend magistrates heard.
In western countries, words such as gay, faggot, lezzie, and poofter
seem to be commonly used in name-calling among adolescents (AAUW, 2001; Chiodo.
Someone wrote to to the regulators to say, 'How dare this poofter
, this queer, call our breasts bangers?
Potentially," he said, "you and I are sitting on three million dollars; realistically, we're living with two hookers and a poofter
I love the word poofter
and often call myself a poof, even when I fill in forms.
Often used to deride such people, eg: 'That bloody tree-hugging greenie poofter
He has an amazing number of derogatory names (MORON, DESPOT, PEST, POOFTER
, SNOOP, MONSTER, DOPE, FOP, DEMON with HORNS) and is POOR, SOFT, MOROSE and STONED--yet he can be a HERO with HONOR
He had to be a poofter
or something': Violence, Male Honour and Heterosexual Panic.
His perceptive biographer, who possibly was born in the wrong generation to appreciate him, points out that the boy in the 'breathless hush of close tonight' could not make the same choice today: to prefer his captain's hand on his shoulder to a season's fame would only make him out as a jerk and a poofter
if not worse.
But I do get more letters from guys these days whereas before I think they just thought I was a big poofter
FORMER Bay City Rollers manager Tam Paton last night declared: "I'm may be an old poofter
, but I'm not into children.