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 –
The 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.