I know this is a light hearted joke but it makes me feel really uncomfortable and kind of makes me mad. Graham Chapman was, himself, gay, and because of the way people reacted to it (not the members of Python, they were totally cool with it) and probably more pressures than just that as suicide is never about just one thing, he killed himself.
To me this post seems in VERY poor taste.
^ I do agree with you. At the same time, the dialogue of the scene is very fitting for how Dan Savage behaves and how lots of queer people react to him. Although it’s in some poor taste, some of it is painfully accurate.
You may think you speak “Standard English straight out of the dictionary” but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like “Are you from Wisconsin?” or “Are you from Chicago?” Chances are you call carbonated drinks “pop.”
“North Central” is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw “Fargo” you probably didn’t think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland
“You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.
And I know Fuck is a bad word, but it sounds so good.
Good, like flipping off the preacher
whenever he forgets that Eve was Adam’s teacher,
‘cause apples are fucking healthy you patriarchal piece of shit.