Friday, September 18, 2015

Origins

fag·got
ˈfaɡət/
noun
noun: faggot; plural noun: faggots
  1. 1.
    North Americaninformaloffensive
    a male homosexual.
  2. 2.
    British spelling of fagot.
Origin
early 20th century: perhaps from the obsolete sense of fagot ‘contemptible woman.’
fag·ot
ˈfaɡət/
noun
noun: faggot
a bundle of sticks or twigs bound together as fuel.-

The actual meaning of Faggot is a bundle of sticks, most commonly used as fire wood.
These days, 'Faggot' is used as a derogatory term for a homosexual. During the Salem trials, it was widely believed that one of the only ways to kill a witch was to burn her. Many, however, took this further, saying that the only way to kill a witch was to use the fire of a burning homosexual, (Homosexuals being regarded by the church as practically just as bad as witches) and therefore gays would be placed onto the fire below the witch, using them in the same way as a bundle of sticks, bringing around the term 'Faggot'.- Urban Dictionary