to hate the word..

(30 Posts)
FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Sun 15-Nov-15 22:20:51

In fact I hate it so much I can hardly type it... cu*t.
I'm just wondering because it seems like I might be.
MNetters seem to use it a lot, which is most irregular to me.
Please can someone clarify?
Ta very much brewthanksbiscuit

SapientPearwood Sun 15-Nov-15 22:27:50

YANBU to hate it, you can like or dislike anything. However by the same rule others can like using it - what is there to clarify?

HappyGirlNow Sun 15-Nov-15 22:28:00

YABU

It's only a word and I cant stand all this 'ooh i hate that word' bandwagon that most women seem to be on... Probably just because they've heard other folk 'hate it'... What because you think you're MEANT to hate it? I always ask 'why?' - ' just because it's horrible' - me: 'yes, but WHY?' No logical answer! Bar the overused shite that it's an insulting word and related to female genitalia so MUST be bad. Um ok then what about prick, dick, knob etc..

Really bores me all that shit..

Pipbin Sun 15-Nov-15 22:28:40

What do you want clarifying?

HappyGirlNow Sun 15-Nov-15 22:28:50

PS I'll type it for you - CUNT CUNT CUNT grin

StuffandBother Sun 15-Nov-15 22:31:29

It's a GLORIOUS word ... Cuntity cuntity cunt!! I love how it rolls of the tongue, so YAB a cunt U wink

DonkeyOaty Sun 15-Nov-15 22:32:03

I don't really swear meself but wouldn't want to brand folk who do as irregular (whatever THAT might be!)

KeepOnMoving1 Sun 15-Nov-15 22:33:23

I don't swear myself as well as dh, if I had to hear it in rl I would be pretty shocked.

laffymeal Sun 15-Nov-15 22:33:46

Not this again, this turns up on a weekly basis, it's been done to death.

vestandknickers Sun 15-Nov-15 22:34:14

Weird post.

It's only a word.

Far better things to get steamed up about.

Topseyt Sun 15-Nov-15 22:34:51

There is nothing more guaranteed to make people want to type it than to post that you don't like it.

Tapirs Sun 15-Nov-15 22:35:18

I like the word cunt but used in a gentle way rather than in a way which means the person using it thinks it's the worst possible insult in the word.

Tapirs Sun 15-Nov-15 22:37:02

And it was used in medieval medical books too so it has a pedigree.

<muses on the phrase 'pedigree cunt'>

Mintyy Sun 15-Nov-15 22:37:54

Op, this is a much discussed subject on Mumsnet.

If you use the advanced search button you can find every conceivable comment there is to be made about the use of the word cunt on this site.

I'll dig some old threads out for you if you like?

laffymeal Sun 15-Nov-15 22:39:37

Now I'm trying to think of ways to shoehorn the phrase "pedigree cunt" into everyday conversation.

SiegeofEnnis Sun 15-Nov-15 22:40:28

What needs 'clarifying'? Why some women use the word 'cunt'? For some women using the female genitals as the ultimate swear word is misogynistic, so they're reclaiming it.

HappyGirlNow Sun 15-Nov-15 22:41:34

Who says it's the 'ultimate swear word' though? Only women!

HappyGirlNow Sun 15-Nov-15 22:43:48

And why is it misogynistic? Does that mean if I use 'prick' dick' or 'knob' I hate men? I use them and I like men and love my husband!

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 15-Nov-15 22:43:48

What exactly do you need clarifying?

Bunbaker Sun 15-Nov-15 22:45:27

It's a word I never hear in real life. Some of you might think I live in a rarified bubble, but the people I work with don't swear and neither do my friends and family, except for Teenage DD, and she doesn't use this word either.

laffymeal Sun 15-Nov-15 22:47:18

In Scotland it's just a word, it's lost a lot of its power. I used to work in an engineering firm, everyone was a bit rough and ready and would regularly say things like "some cunt's used all the fucking bog roll", nobody batted an eyelid.

Fieryfighter Sun 15-Nov-15 22:50:33

One of my friends likes the weird so much another friend did a framed cross stitch sampler of it for her house warming present!

FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Sun 15-Nov-15 22:53:40

I don't swear really.
(Was threatened with fairy liquid as s child!)
And that word, is just so... Laddish? Coarse? I don't know, I guess it just doesn't sit very well with me.
Like PP, I don't hear it in RL but seem to read about it all the time on here. So wondered if I was peculiar.
Since it turns out I am. I'll get this post removed.
Tea and biscuits for all you lovely posters brewbiscuit

acatcalledjohn Sun 15-Nov-15 22:58:18

It's a body part, just like a cock, dick, fanny, or twat...

So yes, YABU for finding it so offensive without a clear argument as to why it's so much worse than any of the above mentioned terms of insult endearment.

Having to explain that concept is such a cunt.

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 15-Nov-15 23:47:05

The fact that the word has somehow over many years, acquired a taboo element is indicative of women's genitalia being looked down on/found disgusting.

I've chosen to claim the word back OP. Cunt, cunt, cunt.

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