Homophobia: Now with limon!

December 5, 2008

“There is a huge amount of value in tradition, especially when it comes to defining terms. Say we take the word ‘lemon’, they have been around for ages. While looking at a lemon, you are informed that a new meaning of the term ‘lemon’ now includes limes and grapefruits. It turns out that lemon had too narrow of a definition and you will forever be requied include these two newcomers in the definition. Thus changing the landscape of citrus fruit forever. No way would I want to be called a lemon if I am truly a grapefruit. Citrus is to Lemon as Domestic Partnership is to Marriage.”

With all due respect, I submit that Anita Bryant did far more to sour (get it? lemons? sour?) the relationship between citrus fruit and homosexuality than we possibly could.

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4 Responses to “Homophobia: Now with limon!”

  1. protest8sf said

    No way would I want to be called a lemon if I am truly a grapefruit. Citrus is to Lemon as Domestic Partnership is to Marriage.”

    I think this idiot is accidentally arguing in favor of marriage equality – domestic partnership isn’t the same as marriage, and so we should be able to have marriage! Marriage is like a grapefruit and I want it to be called marriage, I don’t want the lemon of domestic partnership! Or something like that.

  2. Joy said

    Oooh…someone’s not going to do well on their upcoming SAT! Better call Kaplan or Princeton Review quick! Remember, you need to create a sentence using the words to complete the analogy. CITRUS is a category of fruits which includes the LEMON. DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP is a category of relationship which includes…uh oh.

  3. l-alle said

    ‘verily, verily i say unto you, that whosoever among ye that be a grapefruit shall never be called a lemon. for it is pleasing in the eyes of the lord that all lemons shall be called lemons and that all grapefruits shall be called grapefruits. for the lord hath made lemons to be lemons and grapefruits to be grapefruits. if there be a man that tries to call a lemon a grapefruit, ye must rise up against him and pelt him with oranges, for it is in an abomination in the eyes of the lord.’ – 1 citrus 9:4-6a

  4. fearlessleader said

    You all make me laugh, in the GOOD way. Thank you.

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