HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Community Help (Forum) » Can we not use the word "...

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:52 PM

Can we not use the word "bitchy"?

I found out I was alerted on for 'bigotry' when I used the word "bitchy" in reference to Meghan McCain.
The alert failed, but if it's a prohibited word I need to know.

7 replies, 1405 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Can we not use the word "bitchy"? (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 OP
DBoon Feb 2018 #1
njhoneybadger Feb 2018 #2
Cirque du So-What Feb 2018 #7
Cattledog Feb 2018 #3
Corvo Bianco Feb 2018 #4
FSogol Feb 2018 #5
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #6

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:56 PM

1. Try "grumpy" or "sarcastic" or "mean"

They might work

See http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/bitchy?s=t for more

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 02:00 PM

2. Don't use it

And don't get in any arguments about Bill Maher
And be careful how you approach sexual harrasment claims
Basically be careful of anything that could be interpreted as Misogyny

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 03:10 PM

7. ☝ This right here ☝

I've even curtailed my use of 'hysterical' due to its etymological (Greek & Latin) inference that 'hysteria' was a condition peculiar to females due to their possession of a uterus.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 02:01 PM

3. Say what you feel.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 02:05 PM

4. It might be safer if used on men folk like Limbaugh/Jones/Hannity.

I've noticed a quiet falls over the room when I use it, so I'm guessing it offends some and I'm trying to use other words.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 02:11 PM

5. Context is the key, I believe. You used it as a synonym for complaining. Had you called Megan

McCain a bitch, it probably would have been hidden.

My 2 cents, not adjusted for inflation.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Reply to this thread