Batting For The Other Side

by eslobrown on November 30, -0001

In Other Words: Homosexual

Discuss this euphemism in the comments below.

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  • TonyDahlin

    homosexual as I understand it describes a sexual preference. How would anybody think “batting for the other side” is a euphemism? Interesting enough euphemism is defined on the very page I am typing this comment on. ' Although, 'I ain't got use no use for no book learnd words I ain't so stupid as to not never know no moron who do not know no better!' While you are considering the definition of euphemism why do not you look up the word idiot! Tony Dahlin PS let me phrase this in the way that you might understand, and 'I ain't no switch hitter anyhow, no way no how'.

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    • Mrbangs

      To my knowledge, the term homosexual might as well be a euphemism. It was first introduced as a medically treatable disease – suffering from committing acts of sodomy. The word heterosexual didn’t find its way into the language until approximately 20 years later. Before sexual preference was used to separate the man from the populus, the ego from the superego; “batting for the other side” or “committing acts of sodomy” are more descriptive – in its resistance to sanitized biological terminology – than homosexual. That’s my thought.

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      • Windykites1

        Surely homosexuality is not a preference, or a choice. You are what you are. The expression batting for the other side is not meant to imply hitting something, but just indicating one ‘side’, and the other ‘side’ . Anyway euphemisms are meant to be funny, so lighten up everybody!

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  • David305

    The expression “batting” would seem to imply using the penis as a “bat.” The inference of approximate shape similarity is reasonably obvious; less obvious, but very common in slang, is the likening of the sex act to hitting or striking.
    “The Other Side” suggests opponents; so this is not a particularly friendly euphemism, if one assumes “Our side” to mean heterosexual men, and “the other side” to mean gay men.

    Like many such expressions, this one is mildly pejorative, since it seems to suggest that one is putting one's efforts behind an opponent's (one dare even say an enemy's) side or cause. For this and other reasons, gay-friendly people should probably avoid it, even in jest.

    This expression has always seemed a little confused; I think much clearer is the similar expression, “Batting for the Home Team.” There the connotation is that the “Home Team” is men; the opposite team is women; and that such a “batter” employs his “equipment” among his own kind.

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    • Rogerheaton

      Bollocks

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  • mwillis7777

    Oh for God’s sake’s…it means you’re gay. I am gay, I hear it all the time, it is what it implies….You don’t get an A+ for writing an essay on the meaning….LOL No offense, but really….

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    • That girl

      Actually, I’m writing an essay on the meaning.

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  • Liz
    often like to prance around the house in my boxer shorts. In a quirk, one
    evening, while laying in bed she mused,  “Tony, get me a white Russian and I might
    let you, get into your shorts!”.Tony Dahlin Venice

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  • Princess Ola475

    I thought it meant to die.

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  • Vince

    yeah, I agree with mwillis7777 and I’m not gay… but an essay, like David305 tried with that pretentious drivel?  phu-leaaase….

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