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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 05:24 PM
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11. Meanings of words change -- "bitch" and "c*nt" are now slurs and shouldn't be on DU
I don't know what the point of this post is.
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  -the original definition of the word c*** niyad  Apr-07-08 05:11 PM   #0 
  - you can clean it up all you want. it is in the intent..... not gonna fly. n/t  seabeyond   Apr-07-08 05:12 PM   #1 
  - Well, other words change their meanings over time too.  HypnoToad   Apr-07-08 05:16 PM   #3 
  - ya....i thought it was interesting the first time i read it too. but it was also  seabeyond   Apr-07-08 05:19 PM   #6 
  - you misunderstand. I wasn't trying to "clean it up" or defend that  niyad   Apr-07-08 05:19 PM   #5 
     - interesting perspective. thank you  seabeyond   Apr-07-08 05:20 PM   #7 
        - not a problem. have you ever read mary daly's "wickedary"?  niyad   Apr-07-08 05:24 PM   #12 
           - lol lol. cute. and i would find that interesting. thanks. n/t  seabeyond   Apr-07-08 05:26 PM   #15 
  - Uh huh. And a "fag" was a cigarette. (eom)  quantessd   Apr-07-08 05:14 PM   #2 
  - "gay" once meant happy, then meant "homosexual male", and now means "stupid", at least in California  HypnoToad   Apr-07-08 05:17 PM   #4 
  - i think they still are in britain  datasuspect   Apr-07-08 05:20 PM   #8 
  - I thought it was from the Latin "cunnus" which means vulva.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-07-08 05:21 PM   #9 
  - That is very interesting to me.  ZombieHorde   Apr-07-08 05:21 PM   #10 
  - Meanings of words change -- "bitch" and "c*nt" are now slurs and shouldn't be on DU  LostinVA   Apr-07-08 05:24 PM   #11 
  - I stated the point at the beginning. knowing the original meanings of words  niyad   Apr-07-08 05:27 PM   #16 
  - Thats funny  Annces   Apr-07-08 05:25 PM   #13 
  - Glad you could turn it around on the guy  liberal N proud   Apr-07-08 05:25 PM   #14 
  - no, it was somebody trying to insult me for the work I was doing for women's rights-  niyad   Apr-07-08 05:29 PM   #18 
  - Thank you for this post. n/t  Tuesday Afternoon   Apr-07-08 05:28 PM   #17 
  - Growing up around recreational drug use, "straight" = non-druggie person  Echo In Light   Apr-07-08 05:31 PM   #19 
  - It may be in Chaucer  depakid   Apr-07-08 05:39 PM   #20 
  - Check out these song lyrics from the early 1700's.  Crunchy Frog   Apr-07-08 05:39 PM   #21 
  - i have two british golfing pals who use the word all the time....sometimes a term of endearment  spanone   Apr-07-08 05:41 PM   #22 
     - It doesn't have the same connotation in Britain and Ireland  mohinoaklawnillinois   Apr-07-08 06:00 PM   #23 
 

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