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Daemon
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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cavort

(verb) Play boisterously.

Synonyms: frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport, disport

Usage: The children cavorted in the water, splashing and ducking each other.
ludic
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 1:01:50 AM

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During my vacation, a friend asked me what I did all day.

he: what do u do all day?
me: eat, sleep, frolic
he: frolic???
me: why '???' ?
he: seems like a very gay thing to say.


Can someone please tell me what 'gay' connotations he seemed to be associating with the word 'frolic'? Think
He most definitely didn't mean 'merry'.
thanks
srirr
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 1:08:38 AM

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Was this conversation in written? I mean it could be a misspelled "guy". Just thought so.
I remember Dingdong and his frolicing goat now.

ludic
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 1:14:40 AM

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nope... I can assure there was no misspeling. What's "Dingdong and his frolicking goat" anyway?
srirr
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 1:20:25 AM

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If you are sure that he didn't mean merry or happy then my other guess says he was prejudiced. He might related frolic with gays only.

P.S: Dingdong was a fellow TFD member whose avatar was a frolicking goat. I miss him.
ludic
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 1:23:24 AM

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Oh srirr! that's my question : why would he relate frolic with gays only? why at all? Brick wall
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 7:44:34 AM
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Well, when I think of frolic I think of "skip" which some would think is feminine - not that there's anything wrong with tht s(skipping).
ludic
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 7:51:35 AM

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well, I am female, so I think the word should apply to me bang on, then!
thar
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 8:04:30 AM

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It is good to see Daemon has got his mojo back!
excaelis
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:43:57 AM

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I don't think that you can truly cavort unless you are also bedecked in all the flowers of Sodom And Gomorrah. Just one man's opinion.

Then there's Dr Jack Cavortian, often hired by exasperated hosts to euthanise parties that have gone on too long.
thar
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:54:53 AM

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I don't think it is particularly gay, but you can only cavort extramaritally, or in an unseemly relationship. Berlusconi could cavort (not sure about the Sodom and Gomorrah).

If you cavort with your wife, it is as part of a fantasy that she isn't your wife!

Frolic, though, is all bouncy lambs and being knocked over by the waves and running through the wild flowers....Definitely not Sodom, and not much Gomorrah!
MTC
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 11:09:23 AM
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Leaping Lizards Sandy, "Dr. Cavortian" will have his work cut out for him come Superbowl Sunday, with gamboling guests abounding . I see by its etymology that the "vort" in cavort came from an earlier word meaning "vault." Got to hop off now...
jcbarros
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 9:42:59 PM

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Peculiar word, cavort.
kitten
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 9:55:16 PM
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His name is, Jack Kevorkian. He was found guilty and served his time in jail. Below is information on him.


Jack Kavorkian <<<<< TFD information.


Jack Kevorkian on "60 Minutes"


peace out, >^,,^<
kitten
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:23:41 PM
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I would say the person who thinks frolic is a gay word doesn't understand the many meanings of the word gay and how it has changed with time.


[/i]frol·ic (frlk)
n.
1. Gaiety; merriment: fun and frolic.
2. A gay, carefree time.
3. A playful antic.
intr.v. frol·icked, frol·ick·ing, frol·ics
1. To behave playfully and uninhibitedly; romp.
2. To engage in merrymaking, joking, or teasing.
adj. Archaic
Merry.[/i]


Below #2 (a, b) used to be #1 prior to homosexuals referring to themselves as gay. It isn't an insult. It is just a word that's all.

gay [geɪ]
adj
1.
a. homosexual
b. (as noun) a group of gays
2.
a. carefree and merry a gay temperament
b. brightly coloured; brilliant a gay hat
c. given to pleasure, esp in social entertainment a gay life
[from Old French gai, from Old Provençal, of Germanic origin]
gayness n

Usage: Gayness is the state of being homosexual. The noun which refers to the state of being carefree and merry is gaiety



Cavort just means to have a good time, that's all.

ca·vort (k-vôrt)
intr.v. ca·vort·ed, ca·vort·ing, ca·vorts
1. To bound or prance about in a sprightly manner; caper.
2. To have lively or boisterous fun; romp: The children cavorted in the water, splashing and ducking each other.

[Possibly alteration of curvet.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.





peaced out, >^,,^<
kitten
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:25:57 PM
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ooops! peace out, >^,,^<
excaelis
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:27:55 PM

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Nah..right the first time, kitten. You seem pretty peaced out to me ! Namaste.
GreenSleeves
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:47:35 PM
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excaelis wrote:
I don't think that you can truly cavort unless you are also bedecked in all the flowers of Sodom And Gomorrah. Just one man's opinion.

Then there's Dr Jack Cavortian, often hired by exasperated hosts to euthanise parties that have gone on too long.


-That-is-funny. Could not control the laughs. It is my favorite humor: Black.
HWNN1961
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 11:17:32 PM
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Cavort...


This CANNOT be a gay-inspired word:

Consider:

Cav = a place where manly men got together. Women got dragged around by the hair. If kids cried, kids got spanked.

ort = in a time before football, guys made manly picture of manly men doing manly things like hunting. See caves in France. Manly men taking down antelope, deer, bison.

Now we have large screen LCD tvs and we live in man-caves.

cavort cannot be a mere frolic. It's a man thing. Arr arrr arrrrghhh.

ludic
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 11:43:24 PM

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Hey HWNN,
It seems you didn't follow the thread from the start. It's the gay implications of 'frolic' being discussed, not 'cavort'. Your post was illuminating, though ;)
HWNN1961
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 11:48:12 PM
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ludic wrote:
Hey HWNN,
It seems you didn't follow the thread from the start. It's the gay implications of 'frolic' being discussed, not 'cavort'. Your post was illuminating, though ;)



Yup, I missed that. I think that I walked right past that. To me "frolic" refers to attractive women in bikinis playing by the sun-splashed water on any beach. Wow, it's been winter way too long.
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, February 5, 2011 2:33:08 PM

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HWNN1961 wrote:
ludic wrote:
Hey HWNN,
It seems you didn't follow the thread from the start. It's the gay implications of 'frolic' being discussed, not 'cavort'. Your post was illuminating, though ;)



Yup, I missed that. I think that I walked right past that. To me "frolic" refers to attractive women in bikinis playing by the sun-splashed water on any beach. Wow, it's been winter way too long.


I think that would qualify as non-seasonal good thing, H.
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