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Thursday November 14, 2002


Since I'm a nerd, I often think about things that a lot of people ignore. I've often wondered where the word faggot came from. Well, today I found out from my incredibly intelligent roommate. Back in the good ol' days of English witch-burning, the bundles of sticks used to light the fires were called faggots. Since gay people were also believed to be evil, they were bundled up with the sticks used to start the witch-burning fires. Something to think about.