A brilliant little scene about gay men, straight men and words - from one of the most brilliant comics around, Louis CK. In all this, there is a lovely American sanity - not too much defensiveness, a whole lot of candor, and a deep well of friendship:

The etymology, however, is completely bullshit.

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