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*rushes into thread*
do it yourself, you lazy shit
usage depends on context - like all things
but if the question was 'is the fact that the word that is considered the strongest & most offensive word in the English language is a synonym for the female genitalia an indication of the patriarchal disdain for woman in society'
then of course if bloody well is
I still really like the word though. Is it more ok for women to use it than for men, like the much debated N-word is not ok for white people to use? HMMMM.
do I even have one? If not why not? How can I campaign to get one?
Can I say CG?
Sorry, I don't know. I think you just use the words you want, mate.
are almost universally based around genitalia or toilets (or both).
Cunt is also only fairly recently been considered the 'worst swear' in English and used to be thought of as fairly mild (eg: streets called Groupecunt Lane in the Middle Ages). It's taboo quality probably came from Victorian prudishness or something.
Victoria Coren did a series about language origins a few years back and there was an episode on the word cunt. Very interesting.
somehow when the yanks use it it's SO vicious though
so using it is meant to show you've got so angry at a woman that you're descending to such a place rather than being a chivalrous man, etc.
of like a more extreme 'bitch' is definitely sexist.
The fact of something being a sweat or not is usually based around class
justifies using it only as an insult.
It does seem weird using it both ways.
'Prick', 'cock' and 'dick' are obviously derogatory but they're almost never used to convey the violent dislike that 'cunt' is often employed for.
Not trying to be obtuse, it comes naturally.
my mid to take teens. Does it have a more spitefulness to it because it's a 'newer' swear word (even though it's not) and we've not been desensitised to it?
I don't think there's anything 'newer' about it, to be honest.
Your not hearing it is, I'd suggest, an anomaly.
Just a thought.
it's just not the type of word adults tend to use around 10 year olds.
It's believed to come from the name of an alley which 'ladies of the night' used to hang out.
I meant it wasn't in popular usage when I was a little'un. I had an order brother and there was a ton of swearing happening when I was a kid (not from my parentals though).
rather than that it comes from that alley
It's not 100% but that is where it is believed to have originated.
Fuck was the big one, I was always told Motherfucker was the worst. Cunt just drifted in from somewhere, I never really gave it much thought. Fuck is used everywhere, it can be sprinkled any fucking where in wherever the fuck you want. Cunt is just an insult, very rarely used to describe a lady's tuppence (unless you want a slap and no sex), so it maybe has more of a shock factor.
If used against a woman then of course.
"I feel like it really isn't right to compare awful people to a vagina."
because now you seem to be essentially doing exactly what I decided I wouldn't do.
I *think* your main point is that brusma is awful, so we're fine. bd
I think it's contentious because it's got other meanings. Oddly it's one of those words that is considered completely awful to some and very mild to others. It's that reason that I tend to stay away from it online, although amongst friends I would certainly use it as a harmless comment, and of course in the Red Dwarf context.
e.g. total and utter arsescrape
should've said "e.g. vagina"
I don't think it's a misogybistic slur or even a particularly gendered insult. See also dick, fanny, twat, knob etc. However, as with any word or term, it depends how you use it and if someone's going about calling loads of women "cunts" then they're probably a misogo.
Got fucking Black Eyed Peas stuck in my head now
The alternatives are pretty depressing, I'm not going to refer to it as vagina or pussy or anything. Cunt is the best one
it's totally cringe-inducing.
I wanna say it predated the Vagina Monologues, but it could well have been an early performance. Certainly, it was in the same spirit (I imagine; not entirely sure I've ever seen the VM).
At any rate, my one vivid memory of the show was a song and dance number with a refrain along the lines of:
Cunt, cuddly cunt, cuddly cunt,
cuddly cuddly cuddly cunt,
cuddly cunt, cuddly cunt
Boom boom boom
Do people use the word cunt a lot?
like most aspects of (white) Australia, the range of responses would be a mix of UK and US sentiments, though probably more former than latter.
I throw it about like a tennis ball, myself.
Thought it was bit harsh
But there is 'tu' if you look hard enough
vagina means 'sheath', i believe
Acceptable on the internet sometimes. There are funnier insulting words to use though.
More inventive stuff tends to make people think a bit more. "Maggot-infested, flappy foreskin" tends to suit George Osborne much better, for example.
than people who sound like they're tripping over themselves to come up with really verbose insults
were i a mod, instant ban
sorry, my friend x
bellsniff was huge when i was a kid. any use is nostalgia and no tryhard.
Can't remember where I found it though soz.
that i met at my first dis meet up at a dis gig..........
to lovely dissers Darcy and SmilingCrazyLady coached me and made me practice untill I was comfortable saying 'cunt'.....over and over again.....cunt cunt cunt cunt etc.
the day after the gig i think that I posted on dis with text that incuded the words "Marco (marcofella) and his cunty cunty camera" (I was still drunk........now, whenever I hear or see the word 'cunt' I always think of Marcofella and his 'cunty cunty camera'
"It depends on the cuntex" gag yet.