• I've never heard the term 'bent', but have heard the term straight... not sure why they use the term straight...
  • I've heard bent used but not in that way and I don't know why they use straight either
  • It's most likely just a dysphemism*. *the substitution of a harsh, disparaging, or unpleasant expression for a more neutral one
  • You should read "Bent" , a 1979 play by Martin Sherman. It's about homosexuals in a German concentration camp.
  • because gay bent for that process..and straight means directly attack on the bent girl...
  • I've never heard anyone use "Bent" before but I guess it would have evolved as an opposite of straight or something. I live in a house full of straight guys and I've just heard fag, homo, lolli-licker, beef banger, fruit fly, fruit loop, fruit pop, fruit ANYTHING, queer, fairy, booty banger and the list goes on.
  • Probably a metaphorical notion that heterosexuals follow the straight, main route, while gay people branch off the straight and narrow.
  • wow, I remember back in grade 6. There was this girl who asked me if I was bent or straight. (I thought it had to do with the human back) Just to be "different" then what I was, I said bent. :O Now that I think of it... OMG!
  • Most likely because it's not the norm if you will. It's against the flow, and is less common. That's the only thing I can think of, but it's just a guess.
  • I didnt know the word "Bent" meant gay.
  • I always knew I was bent...and I always knew I was gay...but I never knew bent meant gay...
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  • Because people just don't bother to learn what they are saying. "Straight" is a misspelling of "strait" which sounds the same and means narrow or strictly defined, especially if it's difficult. We talk about the Straits of Gibraltar or a company in dire straits. The bible refers to the strait and narrow. The bible also gives us the word f-a-g-g-o-t, in the parable of the tares. The tares are bound into a bundle to be burned, and that is the definition of the English word f-a-g-g-o-t. The software here deletes that word if you spell it correctly, but it is a very old word and entirely respectable. "Bent" is not used in that context.
    • Keble Bolly-Jocksford
      "Bent" USED to be used in that context years ago. We don't hear it so much these days but it was common parlance in the 70s and 80s. How is "straight" a misspelling of "strait"? They are unrelated words. We know what "Straits of Gibraltar" and "dire straits" mean (at least I assume we do) but where is the connection between that and "straight"? You appear to have your definitions a bit mixed up.
  • I've never heard gay people called that.
  • It's now outdated slang. It was meant to imply that gay is not "normal", an attitude which prevailed in the 1970s and before.

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