If Christian Siriano didn't drive the word "fierce" into an already dug grave, then I'm calling for 4 more years of Bush/Cheney. If you're still christening everything "fabulous," step into 2009 where Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was canceled years ago and Kimora Lee Simmons is now a divorced fat, gold-digging, no talent hoochie (nee a married fat, gold-digging no talent hoochie).
Chelsea Handler (my baby mama/destined to be best friend -- Seriously, Chelsea, you give me a hernia from laughter) pronounced the death of the "Cougar" (aka Old Slut: 1 part KY/1 glass Merlot) earlier this year after its 3 year run in pop-culture lingo (sorry to anyone in Nebraska that's just now discovering this word, but it's over. So are beauty pageants. And track suits. And Born Again Christianity... even Sarah Palin couldn't revitalize "the base").
In kind, it's well past time for gay men to take their hands off the lexicon lepers (i.e. "Fierce" and "Fabulous") and use their statistically better educated, higher earning, better spoken minds to develop and disseminate fresh buzzwords. Honestly, you've left your semen on the stalls at Therapy and your dignity in the water bowl outside Rawhide, so mark your territory and spit the new good word to your fellow faggots.
Oh, and if possible, let's avoid douchey anachronisms favored by hipster kids like "rad." Seriously? Go dust off your Cure boxed set and cry yourselves to sleep. It's therapeutic AND saves on eyeliner remover.
In ancient times, victors in war sought to strengthen their hold on conquered lands by taking away the people's native language. A loss of obvious cultural identity hastens assimilation into the new, dominant mode. With the blow of Prop 8, it's important for our community to maintain its voice. One way to move forward is breaking down syntax stereotypes while maintaining the cleverness and bite that sets us apart from the moral majority. Complacency, like illiteracy, is neither fierce nor fabulous; just fucking stupid.