Pansexual?

@celticeagle (115084)
Boise, Idaho
January 1, 2016 12:58am CST
Okay, so I was watching Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on New Years Eve Live on CNN. And Kathy, always the shocker, mentioned that Miley Cyrus is a 'pan'sexual. My ears perked up and I listened. Pansexual? What is that? Well, it is sexual attraction, emotional attraction and romantic love for a person of any sex, identity or gender. It is also called omnisexual. The pan part of the word comes from the Greek "every" or "all". This is considered a subset of bisexuality or even a sexual orientation of its own. I was brought up by my Baptist grandmother who would be turning over in her grave right now had she heard this one. I'm sort of glad she didn't make it to the 21st century. She used to go into a diatribe on decency whenever there was a bra commercial on TV. I am sure she would have had a coronary if she saw a transgender or gay situation. May she rest in peace. I'm am not against any sexual persuasion. I just think that Miley is just too too. And, I had never heard of this new sexual identity.
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@boiboing (12525)
• Northampton, England
1 Jan 16
So they make up a nice word for cheap and slutty but whatever the adjective, that girl is horribly out of control.
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@Raelove (15504)
• Saco, Maine
1 Jan 16
Well, consider the source of this particular instance of the use of the word: Kathy Griffin. No more need be said.
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@boiboing (12525)
• Northampton, England
1 Jan 16
@Raelove Since I have no idea who she is, that means nothing to me.
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@Raelove (15504)
• Saco, Maine
1 Jan 16
@boiboing She's a very popular (among some) American actress who has made her mark by insulting other celebrities, being vulgar and oppressively sarcastic. You're not missing anything by not knowing who she is.
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@boiboing (12525)
• Northampton, England
1 Jan 16
I have just realised that I really don't care what that idiotic girl does to herself but I do care that young girls who admire her may think her promiscuity is something to aspire to. If this girl lives long enough to grow up, I suspect she will look back on her behaviour with embarrassment.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
Yes, that is a concern. I don't think she knows the word.
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@MALUSE (32699)
• Denmark
1 Jan 16
I like the 'too too' at the end of your post. Too much is always too much. I agree.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
...And I think Miley is definitely too much.
@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Jan 16
I have never heard of pansexual either, but, between Miley, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Britney, we always had to or have to hear a new reason for their behaviour.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
The four of them are very out there aren't they? I think they either want to out do or get the most attention and popularity.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Jan 16
@celticeagle , yes they are, and I also think so, and it is actually quite sad, they don't care what they do as long as they are in the news.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 16
@bluesa ...I think that is very true. And probably some oneupmanship going on too.
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• United States
1 Jan 16
Seeing her parading around in her bra - that lasted less than 20 seconds and I changed the channel.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
Yes, she is a theatrical individual. I think she has issues, what do you think? LOL
• United States
2 Jan 16
@celticeagle Gee, you think LOL! - I think she has too many issues to be on TV!
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill ....Uhm, ....Yeah! Does a bear do that in the woods? She needs to be in a home with a locked gate.
@LadyDuck (121496)
• Switzerland
1 Jan 16
When I have seen your title I imagine that you meant omnisexual, now that I see that you are talking about Miley Cyrus (I think you misspelled the name), I am not surprised.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
Yes, Miley. Sorry, I corrected the spelling.
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@owlwings (38156)
• Cambridge, England
1 Jan 16
'Omni-' and 'pan-' are Latin and Greek equivalents (respectively), so 'omnisexual' and 'pansexual' ought to be interchangeable. It seems, however, (from 'Urban Dictionary', which, however, is compiled by individuals and so cannot be considered a particularly trustworthy source) that there is a slight distinction made in common usage.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
@owlwings ...That is why I looked at the urban dictionary.
@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 16
Though I've never heard that word I could have worked out what it meant. However I have no interest in what that girl does - in fact I've only heard of her in reference to another word that was supposedly invented for her.
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@owlwings (38156)
• Cambridge, England
1 Jan 16
I just learned today that the verb 'to twerk' (originally spelt 'twirk') was invented in the 19th Century, possibly as a portmanteau word meaning something between 'twist' and 'jerk'. It was also used in the 1920's to describe the Charleston.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
@owlwings ...It makes sense. It is a comical one to me.
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@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 16
@owlwings Thank you for the enlightenment Owl.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
1 Jan 16
this terminology, makes me think of another one.. pandemic and it's a description of spread of diseases..
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
That's a scary word there.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
2 Jan 16
@celticeagle panasian is a good division of food though
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
1 Jan 16
I have heard the term but it really seems like a hypothetical reference than a realistic scenario.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
It think this says alot about the 21 century.
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@kevin1877uk (36137)
1 Jan 16
When I was growing up you were Straight, Gay or Bi now days there are some many and I sure many are just made up words.
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@owlwings (38156)
• Cambridge, England
1 Jan 16
When I was growing up it was 'normal', 'queer' and 'pansy'. There was no word (that I knew of) to describe lesbians.
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@kevin1877uk (36137)
1 Jan 16
@owlwings All changed since we were growing up that is for sure.
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@DianneN (59171)
• United States
6 Jan 16
I never heard of this identification until now. However, it fits that mixed up tramp to a t! Btw, I must be like your poor grandmother. Nothing is sacred or decent anymore. You can call me a prude. As for Kathy Griffin, ugh and Ick! Her voice alone irritates the heck out of me.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jan 16
She can be abrasive.
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@PainsOnSlate (19188)
• Canada
1 Jan 16
Never heard of it either and I could care less about what Miley is up too, she will grow old and have to deal with life sometime without the media making her a big item. Boring!!!
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 16
Yeah, I am not real into Miley either. I just thought that this word was interesting and shows how the 21 century is moving along.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 Jan 16
lol, out of nowhere mylot logged me out and I couldn't figure why I couldnt respond, I was afraid I was blocked and was sad. Then I realized I wasn't logged in, no idea how that happened lol. Anyways, was just going to say, can you imagine her watching tv commercials today? lol
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@kaka135 (13483)
• Malaysia
1 Jan 16
I have not heard about that yet, and I didn't know what omnisexual is. Thank you for telling me this, at least I know what these mean the next time I read them.
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