Err, I always thought the f-word was the most offensive four letter word. I will open the floor to take your opinions on this weighty and important matter
The floor is now open for debate.
Four letter works? Looks like your middle fingers are cross-wired, Fuzzy-wuzzy.
Judges 14:9 - So [Samson] scraped the honey into his hands and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey out of the body of the lion.
My sister is visiting, and she is trying to educate me in the damaging power of words. I am trying to teach her that words are words, and it’s the ideas and emotions behind them that hurt. Neither of is having any luck.
But, as far as she is concerned, the C word is the worst of the ones mentioned, but Btch and Ngger are far worse because they demean a certain class of people by blah blah blah blah…
Computers have let mankind make mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exception of tequila and handguns.
I don’t mind fck. I never use cnt myself and get repulsed by people who do use it. I like bitch. My husband calls me and our female dog “my bitches”. I love it.
Don’t even get me started on the “N-word”. Blazing Saddles was on A&E this weekend and they didn’t beep that word or dub over it. But they did exclude the entire farting around the campfire scene. I don’t get it.
I agree with Angkins. If the defense minister used one of those words somehow instead of the “c” word he wouldn’t have been laughed at, he would have been kicked out and looked down upon for the rest of his life.
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.”
-H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”
Actually, I think it’s worse in America. In England, it’s definitely offensive, but it doesn’t arouse quite the horror that it does here. Also, whereas here (as Psycat put it) it’s usually reserved for people who’ve REALLY pissed you off - and especially for women who’ve really pissed you off - you’ll hear men in England use it to casually refer to other men - sometimes even with no (real) offense intended.
What I’ve always wondered about is why we bother with the * thing. I mean if you see the word “sh*t” you think “shit” don’t you? Is it really less offensive because it’s missing a vowel?
It may seem inconsistent but one rationale is that Mel Brooks was mocking racism by the way he portrayed it in the movie. He has a long tradition of that in his movies. The campfire scene was just gratuitous use of bodily functions.
Most offensive word? I dunno. Words alone aren’t so bad. It’s when you put them together that they start to get iffy.
Some years back, alt.tasteless decided to come up with a motto that would offend EVERYONE. And they did it. If anyone else knows it, feel free to post it; I’ll hold off unless y’all really want to hear it.