As an English major and someone who studies the cultural evolution of language, it interests me that on several episodes, the guys have referred to each other as "fags." Growing up, I was taught this was a derogatory term. Is it acceptable to address homosexuality by this term now? Or is it a term gay men use for each other? On the show, it is said in jest, I was just surprised to hear the guys call each other that, when I (a straight woman) would hesitate to use the word at all.
I am genuinely curious about this and whether or not any men on this board have an opinion about this word.