Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lesbian outrage on Lesbos

Campaigners on the Greek island of Lesbos are going to court to try to stop a gay rights organisation from using the word "lesbian."

The man at the centre of the dispute claims the sexual connotation of the word brings disgrace to islanders.

It is, of course, futile to try to legislate language. But, that said, how about "Sapphite" (which wouldn't be referentially precise either)?

I love that idea!


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