Frelling thread. You see, I comically used a fake swear word there, after people expressed their disdane for them. It is exactly the same sort of comedic genius that compelles people to post after someone complains that only idiots use emoticons. Wit!
quote:Originally posted by Aban Rune: Why is 'cunt' the strongest swear word? I don't even know how it came about...
I remember reading somewhere that "cunt" is actually a replacement for an even stronger swear word that used to exist. Some sort of super-cunt. Imagine that. If you dare.
(As to why it's the strongest...swear words can roughly be grouped into four catagroes. Insults about family upbringing (son of a bitch, bastard), bodily waste (piss off, shit), body parts (arsehole, bollocks), and then sexual terms at the top (fuck), with sexual body parts being a merger of the previous two catagories (cunt, dick). As to why the most offensive term is another word for the female vagina, I'd venture that it's to do with olde-age-repression, or something. "Twat" doesn't have the same stigma, but I'd wager that that's because a large number of people don't realise what it actually means.)
-------------------- Yes, you're despicable, and... and picable... and... and you're definitely, definitely despicable. How a person can get so despicable in one lifetime is beyond me. It isn't as though I haven't met a lot of people. Goodness knows it isn't that. It isn't just that... it isn't... it's... it's despicable.
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quote:Originally posted by PsyLiam: I remember reading somewhere that "cunt" is actually a replacement for an even stronger swear word that used to exist. Some sort of super-cunt. Imagine that. If you dare.
Dare? I've dated one.
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