As her vowels of elongated fury died away, along with my hopes of a fee, the editor pronounced her refusal to publish my funny piece. I begged her pardon repeatedly, like the cringing, lickspittle toady I am. I crawled before her on all fours, emitting plaintive meeping noises learned from my study of voles and lemmings.
As I got deeper into my studies of medieval literature at Oxford, I would stumble and restumble across this pleasant thud of a word. Although it is associated with misogyny, it is nothing like the n-word, nor any other rightly stigmatized racist epithet, because it was never a commonly used tool for oppression. It has only been an obscene word since the seventeenth century anyway.
Our favourite four-letter words have a fascinating history. Rather than being written in manuscripts by monks, we find them used by normal people and preserved in surprising places like place names, personal names, and animal names and they reveal more about our medieval past than just attitudes towards sex and body parts. Using place names though, we can trace it back a bit earlier.
Cursing is a good way to be bad. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Go ahead, say it. Just once.
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Let's not beat around the bush. This is an article about the word "cunt" also called the " C-word ". Specifically, how at least in North American works it's the one word nobody ever uses unless they want to break someone down and in the process make themselves look like a total and complete Jerkass.
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