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#1 2013-07-15 04:34:13

JuanTwoThree
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Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 314

Gay Fox and Guy Fox Night

what is a “gay fox” mask and is it a homophobic slur?

Though to be fair that took some finding, amongst a lot of deliberate puns

Unlike “Guy Fox” which is out there in droves.
Could one name reshaped to another ever be an Eggcorn?

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#2 2013-07-15 05:10:05

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: Gay Fox and Guy Fox Night

what is a “gay fox” mask and is it a homophobic slur?

The quoted line is from one of the many web-based question-and-answer sites. These, we have found, are not reliable sources. Users of these sites post deliberately misworded questions. Best to class them as puns.

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#3 2013-07-15 05:22:40

JuanTwoThree
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Re: Gay Fox and Guy Fox Night

It was too good to be true.

Guy Fox, on the other hand, is widespread and a genuine reshaping.

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