Carefree, Joyful, Bright and Showy!

**It's Sunday and Tuki has opened the bar early! Today, the Aloha Bears meet up at Bacchus and then set sail on the seas. Join us before, during and after; you'll be glad you did.

Once upon a time in the US, very stylish men and women used the word GAY to express happiness and spirit; to describe a person who was of good cheer.

The word “gay” seems to have its origins around the 12th century in England, derived from the Old French word ‘gai’, which in turn was probably derived from a Germanic word, though that isn’t completely known.  The word’s original meaning meant something to the effect of “joyful”, “carefree”, “full of mirth”, or “bright and showy”.
Around the early parts of the 17th century, the word began to be associated with immorality.  Often used euphemistically, as an extension of "carefree," it came to mean of loose and immoral life.  Fast-forward to the 19th century and the word gay referred to a woman who was a prostitute and a gay man was someone who slept with a lot of women (ironically enough), often prostitutes. Also at this time, the phrase “gay it” meant to have sex.

Loose and immoral! Let's lose the judgey-ness! Seems we can't escape it! Let's take back the joyful, carefree, full of mirth, or bright and showy as we did on Thursday night with our TRIVIA NIGHT. And congratulations to the winning team, "Paul's a Slut!" who narrowly beat out "Guys I Think About While Masturbating." Here are some pics....

Our next Trivia Night is Monday, July 18th at 7pm. Hope you'll all come out and have a gay ol' time! It's free!