Since I'm coming to the end of the list of Polari words I wanted to post about, I'm currently thinking about other kinds of gay-history post I could use this account for 🤔

My favourite idea so far is "Historical Gay of the Day" - brief mini-profiles of important or interesting figures from gay male history.

Still thinking about it, though, so watch this space! :heart_pride:

@Nymphia @polari Apparently it comes from a French phrase, "battre à fin", with battre meaning "beat" - it's mentioned in this Dictionary of Victorian Slang (which is quite interesting in its own right!):

publicdomainreview.org/collect

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

battyfang = to hit and bite

I'm assuming this word was originally used in the context of fistfights, but I think it's quite lovely, so I'd like to steal it for consensual kink contexts too!

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

Quite a poignant one for you today, duckies:

parnie, parnee, parney = rainwater, or tears

I hope everyone's having a nice weekend, with no parnie of either variety! :heart_pride:

“The People” Magazine’s Exposé of Cruising on Hampstead Heath (1968) 

The UK Gay Liberation Front’s key manifesto demands (1970) 

The UK Gay Liberation Front’s key manifesto demands (1970) 

The UK Gay Liberation Front’s key manifesto demands (1970) 

A Selection of Polari Insults 

Okay duckies, here is a public Discord server which is open to everyone who is lgbtq+ and is in/from the UK:

discord.gg/xNtMYA4

In terms of who's welcome, I'm intending this to be a very broadly-defined, inclusive server - so basically as long as you're not cishet, you're invited :queercatheartpride:

A Selection of Polari Insults 

A Selection of Polari Insults 

(approaching a straight couple) So which one of you is the toff omee and which one is the filly queen with a taste for gildy fakements?

Dido, Queen of Carthage (1/2) 

Four Gay Personals Ads from 1968-69 

(CW: homophobia) 37 Homosexual Types, from The Homosexual Society 

Dido, Queen of Carthage (2/2) 

Dido, Queen of Carthage (1/2) 

Four Gay Personals Ads from 1968-69 

Four Gay Personals Ads from 1968-69 

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