There’s a new slur in town …

From the PG's Morning File comes word <ahem> that the American Dialect Society has deemed the phrase “toe tapper” as a synonym for homosexual the most outrageous word usage of 2007.

Cool.  Toe tapping, you might recall, references Larry Craig.  Chalk up another notch on the giant belt of American homophobia.  Larry Craig isn't even gay.  Duh.

Runner up was the phrase that got Don Imus fired.  I don't know about that … seriously, I think the racist and sexist phrase he used was far more outrageous than people making snide remarks about toe tappers.