3. ‘Gay Lesbian’
When my brother was 9 or 10, we got into a fight where he was calling me a ‘gay lesbian.’ While trying to explain to him that this wasn’t really an insult, he remained quite adamant upon the subject. So I told him he wasn’t one to talk as he doesn’t know if he is gay or not.
Looking at me perplexed, I explained to him that until he hit puberty at age 13, he wouldn’t know where his sexual desires lay and as such, he may very well be gay himself. Being the smart and wise older brother, he totally believed me and spent the next three years under the impression he could turn gay any minute.
It wasn’t until he was actually 13 that he learned I was just messing with his head.