my in laws, both mother and father in law & both sil & bil all say the c word like it's a normal thing, at the dinner table.. they don't really care if any of the kids who are 2, 4, 8 & 11 are sitting there listening or not..
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28-07-2012 23:53 #41Senior Member
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29-07-2012 10:15 #42
i use it every now and then (driving seems to be the worst )
it doesn't offend me at all, but my hubby swears like a trooper so maybe i am desensitised. i actually never swore before i met him!
i actually like the phrase see you next tuesday as i think it is a 'softer' way of using the word c*&t. i think the word **** is more accepted because it is also a name, so we often hear it in a positive context (**** and jane got a puppy....)
i agree with pp, women should own it. it is just a word. i think there are much worse things you can say to people to hurt them (racial comments, about their background, their parenting style) than simply a word no matter what context.
for instance if my husband said i was a bad mother, that would hurt much worse than if he called me a c*&t.
29-07-2012 10:23 #43
argh I cringe at the word. I honestly think it is just so vulgar and can never be said in good context really. Sounds like such a harsh and degrding word to me. Yuk.
In saying that I am not much into swear words. I think they are all a little off. I rarely say them myself even the simpler words like mor0n (yikes) lol.
Its just not me. Alot of my friends can rattle of loads of swear words easily in conversation, but it's simply just not me.
I don't think I have ever used a swear word on here either even if really passionate or frustrated. I notice that many do though.
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29-07-2012 10:34 #44Senior Member
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For me it has a bit of shock value, as I never ever hear it. My family (and DH's) don't swear at all. Most of my friends don't swear, and DH and I made an effort to stop swearing when I got pregnant with DD - and none of us ever used that word anyway.
So, because I never hear it, I think of it as something really bogan/ really rough. I've only ever heard it in that context (said in a really yobbo way), and only a couple of times in my life! That probably makes me sheltered, but it means when I do hear it I go "ewww". Doesn't offend me, but makes me think of 'rough' people who are drinking VB and saying "youse are all XXXX"
(Maybe even people who have downlights, to quote another thread! And we won't go in to coffee table ownership...)
29-07-2012 10:53 #45
I don't mind it said casually, my Dh and his best friend use it heaps, especially whilst gaming lol. I've said it a few times myself (again just mucking around online with others who use it liberally).
I don't like it when it is used in an aggressive manner, it sounds very harsh and is usually only brought out when someone is seriously aggro.
So it's all about context for me, same as any swearing really. I won't put up with being called names of any kind (I think it's ugly and unnecessary), but don't care if people swear casually.
29-07-2012 10:54 #46
I'm a member of an online feminist & birthing forum and it is used very openly in those circles. Feminists around the world are reclaiming the word c*nt. There is a popular book written about it. "C*nt - a declaration of independence".
I'm not bothered by it at all and have been known to use it
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29-07-2012 10:57 #47Senior Member
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I'm afraid that I'm going to go all feminist on you here and say that I think the reason that it is so offensive is exactly because it means vagina. We're sort of conditioned to think of female genitals as something a bit icky and best not talked about, whereas male genitals are something to be proud of, or at the very worse, joked about. I've notices a similar thing about inoffensive words that we use for genitals - there are lots of names for boys like 'willy' or 'doodle', but I can't really think of anything like that for female bits, and I think that is because we are not meant to talk about female genitals (although this is definitely changing, my point is probably more relevant in previous decades).
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29-07-2012 11:14 #48
I don't believe any word is a "bad" word. It's only people's meaning or intention with the word that causes its effect.
Pumpkin could be a bad word if people intended it to be.
Example:my nephew calls his step dad a F@G or G@Y and means it in a "your a dork" or "your terrible!" but that doesn't mean he thinks homosexual people are bad.
It's just how those words are interrupted now.
DF and I call each other it all the time, Mainly when someone did something the other doesn't like then we make a joke out of it.
My bestie calls me a C*nt when I can't do something... But she means it with love.
I would never call a stranger it...
Only people I know.
It's a term of endearment..
As strange as that sounds.
Funniest moment of my life was being told by my mother for 15 years to stop swearing in the same breath she is calling my dad a deaf c*nt.
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29-07-2012 12:14 #49
The 'C' word? Doesn't bother me. I'm woman, I have one, I own it, I use it, I love it!
*I can haz typos*
29-07-2012 23:19 #50
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