The rise of the C-word

We had a bit of a shindig here at the Manor last night.

Just a few friends letting the hair down.  Nothing fancy.

Somehow at one stage the conversation got around to language.  I'm talking expletives here, not French or anything like that.  Herself piped up and said that my language is foul at the best of times, which I said was a fucking exaggeration.  She got onto her hobbyhorse then about my use of the C-word, as she calls it.

Herself has a strange relationship with the C-word.  She gives out stink any time I use it, but there have been occasions in the past where she might be watching the weather forecast or something and will suddenly exclaim completely out of the blue something along the lines of "Oh look – it's the cunt in the green dress".   To the best of my knowledge no weather girl, news reporter or television host has done anything to her in the past so I usually ask what the fuck the poor girl has done to deserve being called a cunt.  The response is usually that it's my fault for putting the word in her head.  My theory is that it's just a touch of Tourettes.

Anyhows, back to the discussion last night. 

I hotly denied using the C-word.  I then qualified it by saying that I did occasionally use it when referring to politicians.  Then I had to qualify that by including people who reckon they know better than me how I should live my life.  Naturally I had to then include all zealots, whether they are of the religious or health variety.  

This got me thinking. 

In times past it never would have crossed my mind to call anyone a cunt, mainly because few would deserve such a name.  However in the last few years the number of qualifying persons has risen exponentially.

I just did a search on Ngram and this is the result, which I think illustrates my point rather nicely –

Cuntishness CurveThe Cuntishness Curve

So what is it about modern society that there is such a drastic rise in the number of interfering busybodies?  Why this incredible rise in the number of people who consider it their life's goal to modify my lifestyle to their standards?  Were they always there but kept their mouths shut?  Is it something in the water?  Do we blame the Interweb?  Warble Gloaming?  Nuclear fallout?  Inbreeding?

The world seems to be awash with them.

What we need is an Anti-Cunt movement.

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The rise of the C-word — 13 Comments

    • Fair point.  But I could argue that those who cause me so much grief also have a use?  Landfill?  Biofuel?  Piano-wire stretching?

    • At least they are leaving electro fags alone [and leaving that ban to Big Federal Nanny].

      To be honest, I didn't realise there were such things as flavoured cigarettes, apart from menthol.  I lead a sheltered life.

      And if kids want a flavour, which of them would be insane enough to buy flavored fags when they can buy flavoured sweets at  a fraction of the price?

  1. Dear Grandad

    Too much time, not enough to do.

    'Public health' are merely public hypochondriacs who have cottoned on to a big government teat. Once hooked on 'government money' it becomes too difficult to disengage – pay rates are way above anything they're likely to earn in the real world, they are part of a cosy international brigade who jet around the world agreeing with each other, politicians lap up every word they utter and, if they are genuine puritans, they get paid shed loads to be puritanical: win-win.


    • So how the hell do we get rid of 'em?  Or do we have to wait around until the drones begin to see through their crap?

      • Dear Grandad

        The next world war is scheduled for around 2018 – that will blast us sufficiently back towards the stone age that most of these parasites, who are a product of 'advanced civilisation', will become 'unsustainable', and will either have to get proper jobs or starve.

        A cigarette ration will be issued not just to the troops, but to everyone else as well because the front line will be on everyone's doorstep.

        Hope you are enjoying the global warming – we have a nice bit of it over here at the moment, and about time too.



    Good God Grandad! For one awful minute I thought you were referring to cancer, which we all know is a right count of a thing!

  3. A bit late with this, Gdad (I've been away)

    Daughter 2 was graduating so we went to uni to take part in the ceremonies. It was fun. Afterwards, our group went for a coffee and a snack. There appeared one of these loud and vacuous women, When she went away, the wife gave her opinion. To say the least, me and daughters were horrified. She said, "Don't bother about her. She's <b>a twat</b>." Not only that, but her voice was loud enough to be heard at other tables close by. Rather astonished, I said, "B. Erm…. It isn't like you to use strong language" "What do you mean", she replied. "Well", said I, "You called her a twat" "SHE IS A TWAT!", she declaimed. Cue – hysterical, gut-wrenching laughter around out table. "What's wrong with saying it?", she asked. "Well, dear", says I, "The word 'twat' is a very rude word". "Oh", says herself, "I meant to say she's a TWIT"

    Giggle, giggle.


  4. I think you're all just silly bunts.

    Oh, and thanks for the link to "Ngrams", GD. I didn't know it existed before. I typed in "away with the fairies" and there was just as much of an upswing as the C-word. But checking those two together (comma separated of course) the two are almost never used together in one book, the C-word remaining dominate.

    I have no idea what that means.

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