Why is being called a cunt so offensive?
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:13 PM
I have a friend who can't stand it, but she justifies her anger by saying it's "disrespectful" - this doesn't clarify things much, so I've always been in the dark. Glad I'm not alone.
hmm. not sure. jim jefferies uses it a lot. hilarious.
the word doesn't offend me. although, i have a bit of a potty mouth.
/edit: JayG makes an excellent point re: semantics. I hadn't put a whole lot of thought into that before!
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:15 PM
Of course, we can change that. Let's start a cunt movement.
*edit* or for a different opinion, see post above!
Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:03 PM
-I never knew 'CUNT' was a bad word till I started hanging around white people..I was like.. Wow. I coulda used that in sooo many songs!
-Do black people know the word 'CUNT' drives white women crazy??!! I don't think so..
-RT @khal: I don't think we use "cunt" at all RT Do black people know the word 'CUNT' drives white women crazy??!! I don't think so..
-Doesn't cunt mean pussy?? So wouldn't it be worst to call a man "A little punk ass cunt??"
-RT @maytagman1: @FINALLEVEL Lol! Then there is a Gunt.... When a women has a gut that hangs down over her cunt... > Oh Shit...
-RT @njnettie:So what word is the black equivalent ? > Dirty, lowlife, once a month bleedin, stank,skank,slut bucket, biaaaaaach..In 1 breath
-RT @TwittsMcGee: I never thought @Cocosworld's husband would be such a misogynist. Pretty disappointing> How?? I'm just asking about a word?
Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:06 PM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:09 PM
I actually learned a little bit about this in a linguistics class I took...phonology has a lot to do with how words are perceived. It just sounds like a mean and ugly word. "Pussy" sounds softer and less harsh. Also, there's "pussy" as in "pussy cat." Cunt is just cunt.
It's got a lot of hard consonants.