Originally Posted by j
On another forum I use, I got lambasted via PM basically for asking facetiously if some people think pronouncing Italian words correctly "would be gay". Hard to explain. But seriously, some people need to remove the ass-stick from their computer chairs. I sometimes feel like there should be an agency whose function is to distribute weed and hookers to uptight Internet people. The world would be a happier place. [not that either of those things helps me stay un-uptight, but it's worth a shot.]
Reminds me when I was working at a radio station when I was in grad school... the next hour we had a performance of Ravel's "Gaspard de la nuit" played by Jacques-Yves Thibaudet... I asked the station manager, "Umm... how gay will I sound if I say this correctly?" and we all had a big laugh, except the station manager didn't get it.
SO, it became the fun anglicized "Ruh-vell's Gas-par duh-luh- nwee by zhock eve tee-bow-day."
Anyway, don't know what this has to do with your story, but even us homos have days when pronunciation and ass-stickery from others can be a bit annoying.