What shall I do for the next Polari topic?

What shall I do for the next Polari topic?

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today, duckies, we are going to touch on a subject which is rather unpleasant - the more delicate among you may need to have smelling-salts at the ready. Today's topic is...

😱 ☢️ Heterosexuality ☢️ 😱

There are two main ways of referring to heterosexual people in Polari:

hettie = heterosexual

naff, naph = heterosexual, or unpleasant

One source I've read also lists the word "omni" as meaning heterosexual, but I haven't seen this referenced anywhere else, so I would take that one with a pinch of salt.

This particular auntie prefers "hettie" as a noun and "naff" as an adjective, e.g. "Good god, look at that hettie and her naff drag!" What do you all think, could you see yourself using hettie or naff in conversation?

@polari Ironically a lot of younger tumblr and twitter types use “hetty” to jokingly insult heterosexuals so it’s amusing to discover that hettie already existed in Polari. I generally say “normies” to mean heteros and vanillas but I feel like naff is good for an adjective (sounds better) and hettie makes sense as a noun.

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today, duckies, we are going to touch on a subject which is rather unpleasant - the more delicate among you may need to have smelling-salts at the ready. Today's topic is...

😱 ☢️ Heterosexuality ☢️ 😱

There are two main ways of referring to heterosexual people in Polari:

hettie = heterosexual

naff, naph = heterosexual, or unpleasant

One source I've read also lists the word "omni" as meaning heterosexual, but I haven't seen this referenced anywhere else, so I would take that one with a pinch of salt.

This particular auntie prefers "hettie" as a noun and "naff" as an adjective, e.g. "Good god, look at that hettie and her naff drag!" What do you all think, could you see yourself using hettie or naff in conversation?

:lgbt_io: It was brought to my attention that there's a Matrix/Riot.im LGBT chatroom (filled with homophobic messages) has linked itself to our website lgbt.io.

A Masto user and myself have contacted the owner of the chatroom (appeared to be "thekyriarchy") but no response so far.

I'm not entirely sure if this is a pure mistake or a troll to our site.

So, can you all kindly help boosting this toot and hopefully some people might come forward with more info or ways to contact the chatroom owner?

Thank you very much!

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today's word is a wonderfully ambiguous one:

fatcha = to shave, or to apply makeup

As someone who shaves and wears makeup, I love the fact that Polari has a word I can use for both things - and it makes shaving feel just a little bit more fabulous ✨

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today's word is a wonderfully ambiguous one:

fatcha = to shave, or to apply makeup

As someone who shaves and wears makeup, I love the fact that Polari has a word I can use for both things - and it makes shaving feel just a little bit more fabulous ✨

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today's word is the only Polari term I've ever come across which is explicitly trans-related:

remould = GRS/GCS

I would probably use this myself, since I'm fond of irreverent ways of describing my own experience of being trans. I'm interested to hear what my trans followers think, though - "remould", yay or nay?

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today's word is the only Polari term I've ever come across which is explicitly trans-related:

remould = GRS/GCS

I would probably use this myself, since I'm fond of irreverent ways of describing my own experience of being trans. I'm interested to hear what my trans followers think, though - "remould", yay or nay?

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today's words are all lovely compliments you can give to your bencoves and bones:

fortuni = gorgeous ✨
dolly = attractive ✨
filly = pretty ✨

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today's words are all lovely compliments you can give to your bencoves and bones:

fortuni = gorgeous ✨
dolly = attractive ✨
filly = pretty ✨

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today I have two rhyming words for you:

mogue = to tell a lie
vogue = 1. a cigarette, 2. to light a cigarette

It's interesting that vogue is both a Polari word and a bit of modern gay slang, but with two different meanings. I'm not sure if there's any relationship between the two - if anyone knows of a connection please do let me know! :heart_pride:

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today I have two rhyming words for you:

mogue = to tell a lie
vogue = 1. a cigarette, 2. to light a cigarette

It's interesting that vogue is both a Polari word and a bit of modern gay slang, but with two different meanings. I'm not sure if there's any relationship between the two - if anyone knows of a connection please do let me know! :heart_pride:

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

dowry = a lot

The word dowry can apparently be used to "upgrade" any noun, and Paul Baker gives some charming examples of this in the glossary of 'Fabulosa':

dowry efink = sword (dowry + knife)

dowry lattie = palace (dowry + house/flat)

dowry omee = king (dowry + man)

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

dowry = a lot

The word dowry can apparently be used to "upgrade" any noun, and Paul Baker gives some charming examples of this in the glossary of 'Fabulosa':

dowry efink = sword (dowry + knife)

dowry lattie = palace (dowry + house/flat)

dowry omee = king (dowry + man)

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today's words are all to do with technology and communications - and to be quite honest I was surprised that Polari actually contained words for these things!

vadavision = TV 📺
polari pipes = telephone ☎️
vacaya = record player / jukebox 📻

:_gaysparkle: Mauve's Polari Word of the Day :_gaysparkle:

Today's words are all to do with technology and communications - and to be quite honest I was surprised that Polari actually contained words for these things!

vadavision = TV 📺
polari pipes = telephone ☎️
vacaya = record player / jukebox 📻

Mauve's Lewd Polari Words of the Day 

Mauve's Lewd Polari Words of the Day 

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