ONTD Original: Slang That Was Stolen from Black Gay Culture

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In the last few years, gay slang, mostly from black drag queens, has gone mainstream. This is due to middle-class white straight people appropriating the terms for themselves to sound edgy, clever and funny. But the terms have important history and definitions that many people do not realize.

These are some of the slang terms originating mostly from the black and latino gay community.

Spill the tea, sip the tea

This phrase originates from black American drag culture. It means to tell or to listen to gossip or the truth. But most people know it from the meme of Kermit the Frog sipping tea from a few years ago.

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Do you use words that came from black gay slang?

Yes, all the time
55(25.0%)
Some of the terms, sometimes
115(52.3%)
Never
24(10.9%)
Only when I comment anonymously on ONTD
26(11.8%)


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