[LMB] OT: Metaphor

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Thu Aug 11 20:19:58 BST 2005

--- Derry Thompson <derry at gloderworks.com> wrote:

> As I understood it, the term 'fagot' for a gay man
> came from the practice of using fagots when 
> burning homosexuals at the stake. 

My understanding is that in Britain homosexuals were
hanged.  Were they burned at the stake in the U.S.? 


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