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Today on my lunch break I went over to get a new skirt, since my old black skirt was from when I weighed about 10 pounds more and consequently doesn’t sit at my waist anymore (more like just around my hips, which means that it moves around and I have to constantly be straightening it) and I heard one of two of the employees, a guy and a girl, talking to each other. The guy was flamingly gay and describing how he surprised his boyfriend at work on his birthday by showing up with a boombox playing Lady Gaga and took him to Machine (a well known gay nightclub) when this exchange occurred:

Girl: Wow, I didn’t think you could get any gayer, but you somehow did.
Guy: Honey, this is Fagachusetts, no one even raised an eyebrow when I did it!

And despite myself I burst out laughing. I'd heard people refer to Mass that way derisively, but it seems that at least this guy is reclaiming it and using it as a point of pride.

Date: 2011-10-18 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ar-wahan.livejournal.com
Heee! (And I've never heard it referred to that way At All.)
Edited Date: 2011-10-18 04:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-18 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athenaltena.livejournal.com
I first heard it a year ago at Boston Pride, when a guy was standing there protesting it and trying to tell us we were going to Hell, yada yada yada, and he had a sign that said something about Fagachusetts. It backfired spectacularly when one of the floats (appropriately enough, the one from Machine) found out about it and lead the crowd in a chant of "God Bless Fagachusetts!" and the protesting guy just kind of slunk off.

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