Student asks to change the definition of the word "gay." Where do we draw the line in our never ending quest to keep from offending someone? Now, I'm not for blatantly offending people just for the sake of it, but changing definitions of words in the dictionary? Yes, the definition used for the informal may come off as a slam against some members of society, however it is a commonly used colloquialism (mostly among teenage/young adult males) therefore I believe it belongs. The same applies for any word found in a standard English dictionary. All definitions should be included, weather they be considered vulgar or not. I mean, isn't that the purpose of a dictionary/thesaurus in the first place? Just as I said in several other topics, we can't keep sweeping reality under the rug just because someone's feelings might get hurt.