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#1 2013-07-15 00:34:13

JuanTwoThree
Eggcornista
From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 376

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?

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#2 2013-07-15 01:10:05

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2255

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 01:22:40

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 376

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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