Monday, May 21, 2007

Clarkson and the Gay Car

So Jeremy Clarkson has been reprimanded for describing a car as 'gay' - or, to be precise, 'a bit ginger beer'. I dimly remember seeing that particular show, but I can't remember the car and Guardian Media disdains to enlighten me. Can anybody remember? Personally, I find the Lamborghini Murcielago a bit hetero and the Ford Mondeo a bit white. My own Ford Ranger truck is, of course, impeccably half Jewish. But now I'd better shut up.

8 comments:

  1. The car that Jeremy dissed is the Daihatsu Copen. It doesn't sound very promising, does it?

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  2. he is the thinking man's Richard Littlejohn! (allegedly - by extrapolation) don't ask me, I know nothing about jam jars.

    Littlejohn is a bit Mondeo.

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  3. See what you mean, Sophie, that Copen is an odd litle thing.

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  4. I remember reading a couple of years ago that the Mini had been voted the most homosexual car in France...whatever that means

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  5. Susan B., annoyed at narrow minds,May 22, 2007 5:14 pm

    Why is "a bit ginger beer" associated with "gay"? I know gay men who drink straight tequila and chew the worm, ride Harleys, and could kick Jeremy's ass, all before breakfast.

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  6. Cockney rhyming slang, Susan, ginger beer - queer.

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  7. I once drove a small, red Renault. My girlfriend at the time described it as a 'girls' car' - comparable to her own VW Polo. Well, it worked fine. We do seem to genderise cars: perhaps this legitimates some of them being gay? Gay cars can stand up and be proud too can't they?

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