There are swear word and words you do not use in polite company such as shit, bitch, pussy, damn, hell, etc. (yes I know YMMV on some of these). But why do the two words fuck and cunt have a special honor in the pantheon of rude words? Say “shit!” all you want in a card-room and no one bats an eye but say “fuck” and you get a warning or removed from the table. Correct me if I’m wrong but you can’t even say “fuck” in the pit.* Call a woman a bitch or talk about her pussy/snatch/lovehole/silk igloo and she may be offended but throw cunt in there and you’re at a whole new level. In fact, I think a man calling a woman a cunt is taken by society as more offensive than a white man calling a black man a nigger and “nigger” is about as offensive as you can get.
So why is it that “fuck” and “cunt” are pretty much verboten where ever you go even when other offensive words are allowed (or at least condoned)? Maybe there is a GQ answer here but I suspect it will be a lot of opinions and talking about how words make me feel so that’s why this is in GD.
- I’m hoping the mods let my use of these words in this thread go since I’m looking for a mature discussion on the issue.