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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 06:00 PM
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23. It doesn't have the same connotation in Britain and Ireland
as it does in the US. My husband uses the word sometimes when he is referring to someone he dislikes but he has never used it referring to me. I'd knock his teeth in if he did.
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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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