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Lesbians Sue Lesbians For Calling Themselves Lesbians

Three women from the isle of Lesbos are shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that gay women call themselves Lesbians. Or if not shocked, at least bitchy about it. They’re suing the “Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece” over their name.

“My sister can’t say she is a Lesbian,” said Dimitris Lambrou. “Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos,” he said.. . .

Lambrou said the word lesbian has only been linked with gay women in the past few decades. “But we have been Lesbians for thousands of years,” said Lambrou, who publishes a small magazine on ancient Greek religion and technology that frequently criticizes the Christian Church.

Waaaaaa. What’s next, suing publishers in Holland for the story of the little Dutch boy who stuck his finger in the. . . naw, too easy.

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7 Comment(s)

  1. At my undergrad, there was a lesbian, (the sexuality,) group called Swarm of Dykes. The Dutch may have a reason to sue afterall.

    Michael | May 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. How can you possibly sue anybody over this? I’m pretty sure there’s absolutely no law in place anywhere that restricts the way people can assign meanings to words.

    Language usage is determined by public consensus, it can’t be legislated!

    Parrot | May 4, 2008 | Reply

  3. “Language usage is determined by public consensus, it can’t be legislated!”

    Wanna bet?

    dean | May 6, 2008 | Reply

  4. “At my undergrad, there was a lesbian, (the sexuality,) group called Swarm of Dykes.”

    Collective Nouns are always fun. A Gaggle of Geese, a Murder of Crows, a Swarm of Dykes, a Bribe of Politicians, A Rash of Prostitutes. . .

    Hittman | May 6, 2008 | Reply

  5. That is too funny!

    Great site, Dave!!

    Jeff Anderson | Jul 3, 2008 | Reply

  6. Surely someone from Lesbos is a Lesbosian?

    Mark.V. | May 23, 2009 | Reply

  7. Parrot, I think you mean it can’t be *effectively* legistlated. If you ban the word “nigger” people will use it more just to spite the ban. And if I say “nigger” I’ll get my ass kicked with or without a ban because, of course, there’s public consensus that I can’t say it.

    Dan the Man | May 29, 2009 | Reply

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