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Telephone Psychic Miss Cleo Stages An Unlikely Comeback, Still “Gay As A Two Dollar Bill”

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By:           Graham Gremore
On:           May 2, 2014
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  • 10 Comments
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      What’s so gay about a $2 bill?

      May 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xzall
      xzall

      The original saying was queer as a three dollar bill. Two dollar bills were in existence but there’s no such thing as a three dollar bill. The saying was using the meaning of the word Queer which meant strange, odd or different back then.

      May 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @xzall: I’m familiar with that saying, though “as a $3 bill” fits much better after “phony.”

      On the other hand, I like “queer as a football bat,” but have only very rarely heard it.

      May 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82
      Cagnazzo82

      Her commercials gave me a lot of good laughs in the 90s.

      I remember they used to spoof her on Mad TV.

      May 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      Its supposed to be “Queer as a 3 Dollar Bill”. Its a play on words, because “Queer” also means “strange” or “unusual”.

      May 2, 2014 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      @hyhybt: I am not sure about the 2 dollar bill? but you can roll it nice and sniff some Coke with it. Trust me I try it, but I don`t like coke! rather smoke GANJA.

      May 3, 2014 at 12:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zekester
      Zekester

      @hyhybt: They’re rare and fabulous!

      May 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zekester
      Zekester

      @xzall: Actually the original saying was “Queer as a two dollar bill” because they were rare and odd; particularly when they were taken out of circulation in 1966. Then when they were put back into circulation in 1976 the saying was changed to “Queer as a three dollar bill”. I never really understood why people changed it. “Queer as a two dollar bill” makes sense because we are relatively rare and, to many in the mainstream, we are odd. “Queer as a three dollar bill” infers that we don’t exist; which is only believed at Focus on the Family, the AFA, the FRC and NARTH.

      May 3, 2014 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bromancer7
      Bromancer7

      @hyhybt: My go-to phrase is “gayer than pink tea”.

      May 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • heatstroke1981
      heatstroke1981

      Mine is, “Gayer than Little Richard at a picnic”

      May 6, 2014 at 3:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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