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    #1

    funny c*nt - offensive?

    I thought it was not an insult? Happened to me and my friend a few weeks ago?


    Any comments from a native speaker or an english teacher please?
    Last edited by marek_max; 18-Dec-2013 at 20:51.

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    #2

    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    It's very offensive. You deserved to be punched and probably won't be so lucky next time.

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    #3

    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    Thanks
    Last edited by marek_max; 18-Dec-2013 at 20:52.

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    #4

    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    The "c word", as many people call it, is considered to be the most offensive word in the English language. Don't use it. Ever.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The "c word", as many people call it, is considered to be the most offensive word in the English language. Don't use it. Ever.
    Right. The "F" word gets all the press, but the true taboo word is the "C" word.

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    #6

    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    You will hear it used in BrE and in some circles it is used in a manner that is not intended to be particularly offensive. However, many other people are seriously offended by the word, so the above advice not to use it is good.

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    #7

    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    If you used that word in my presence, the conversation would come to an immediate stop and you'd be talking to the spot I'd been standing. It is a horrifically offensive word.

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    #8

    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    Interestingly, in "The Vagina Monologues", the female members of the audience are encouraged to reclaim the word by getting them to chant the word over and over again, louder and louder. It's designed to take the "taboo" quality of the word away and take it back to its original meaning (though I note from Wikipedia that there is a lot of dispute over its origins anyway). At the production I went to see, this chant was explained and started by the wonderful Honor Blackman who, rather aptly, played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, the James Bond film.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Interestingly, in "The Vagina Monologues", the female members of the audience are encouraged to reclaim the word by getting them to chant the word over and over again, louder and louder. It's designed to take the "taboo" quality of the word away and take it back to its original meaning (though I note from Wikipedia that there is a lot of dispute over its origins anyway). At the production I went to see, this chant was explained and started by the wonderful Honor Blackman who, rather aptly, played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, the James Bond film.
    It was, along with "cunny", widely used in medieval England as the common term for that part of a woman's anatomy.

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    Re: funny c*nt - offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It was, along with "cunny", widely used in medieval England as the common term for that part of a woman's anatomy.
    I have read that it survived in BrE in some regions into the last century for animal anatomy.

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