Quiz: Can you guess how offensive these anti-LGBT slurs are?
A study this month categorised the offensiveness of different anti-LGBT insults – but can you guess which is which?
The UK’s media watchdog Ofcom last week published a report on people’s attitudes towards homophobic, transphobic and biphobic language in broadcasting.
Thousands of participants, including a group from the LGBT community, were asked to categorise the insults into a list, ranked in terms offensiveness.
We couldn’t help but be surprised by some of the results.
The categories are:
Milder words (generally unacceptable)
Medium words (potentially unacceptable)
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Strong words (generally unacceptable)
Strongest words (highly unacceptable – strong contextualisation required)
Can you guess how offensive people think the terms are?
Try our quiz below. (WARNING: CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE)