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Cunt is an English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to vulva or vagina and, more generally, the pubis, from the mons veneris to the perineum.[1] The earliest citation of this usage, circa 1230, is in the Oxford English Dictionary, referring to the London street known as "Gropecunt Lane"; as the word "cunt" has been incorporated into the colloquial and technical speech of nautical and other occupational traditions. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Vulgar” redirects here. ... The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (plural vulvae or vulvas)[1]. In common speech, the term vagina is often used improperly to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific internal structure, whereas the... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ... In human anatomy, the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus), is the soft mound of flesh just over the vulva in females (more generally in mammals it is called the mons pubis), raised above the surrounding area due to a pad of fat lying just beneath it. ... In human anatomy, the perineum, also called the taint, or gooch, is generally defined as the surface region in both males and females between the pubic symphysis and the coccyx. ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is the most successful dictionary of the English language, (not to be confused with the one-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, formerly New Oxford Dictionary of English, of... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Gropecunt Lane was a name used in English speaking towns and cities in the Middle Ages for streets where prostitutes conducted their business. ... Look up Colloquialism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the glossary of hacker slang, see Jargon File. ...


Generally, cunt is considered an obscene word, and therefore greatly offensive, although, as with all verbal profanities, some speakers regard it as merely informal or even a term of endearment. Calling someone a cunt is generally considered impolite at best, and often as extremely offensive, though this varies between countries and social groupings. Obscenity in Latin obscenus, meaning foul, repulsive, detestable, (possibly derived from ob caenum, literally from filth). The term is most often used in a legal context to describe expressions (words, images, actions) that offend the prevalent sexual morality of the time. ... Offensive may relate to In sports or combat, the team which is attacking, pitching or moving forwards In language or morals, terms and concepts which are unacceptable to some people, such as swearing and profanity. ... Look up Profanity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In computer science a formal grammar is an abstract structure that describes a formal language precisely, i. ... For the 1983 romantic-drama film, see Terms Of Endearment (movie). ...


Cunt is sometimes used as a nonspecific derogatory epithet in referring to either sex. In British and Australian English it usually refers to a male (the Macquarie Dictionary defines cunt as "a despicable man"). Its usage as vulgar insult is, however, a relatively recent development. A word or phrase is pejorative or derogatory (sometimes misspelled perjorative) if it expresses contempt or disapproval; dyslogistic (noun: dyslogism) is used synonymously (antonyms: meliorative, eulogistic, noun eulogism). ... Look up epithet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Australian English (AuE, AusE, en-AU) is the form of the English language used in Australia. ... Image:Macq4TH 3D NEW.jpg The Macquarie Dictionary, 4th edition. ... An insult is a statement or action which affronts or demeans someone. ...


This word for the female genitalia dates back to the Middle English period, c.1325. Its exact origin is unknown, but is related to the Old Norse kunta, a word with cognates in several other Germanic languages. From the Proverbs of Hendyng, a manuscript from sometime before 1325:

Ȝeue þi cunte to cunnig and craue affetir wedding.
(Give your cunt wisely and beg after the wedding.)

The term also has various other uses (see usage below). Cunt is an English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to vulva or vagina and, more generally, the pubis, from the mons veneris to the perineum. ...

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Etymology

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Cunt derives from a Germanic word (Proto-Germanic *kunton), which appeared as kunta in Old Norse. The Proto-Germanic form itself is of uncertain origin.[1] In Middle English it appeared with many different spellings such as queynte, which did not always reflect the actual pronunciation of the word. There are cognates in most Germanic languages, such as the Swedish, Faroese and Old Norwegian kunta, West Frisian kunte, Dutch kut, and German kott. While kont in Dutch refers to the buttocks, kut is considered far less offensive in Dutch speaking areas than cunt is in the English speaking world. The etymology of the Proto-Germanic term is disputed. It may have arisen by Grimm's law operating on the Proto-Indo-European root *gen/gon = "create, become" seen in gonads, genital, gamete, genetics, gene, or the Proto-Indo-European root *gwneH2/guneH2 (Greek gunê) = "woman" seen in gynaecology. Relationships to similar-sounding words such as the Latin cunnus (vulva), and its derivatives French con, Spanish coño, and Portuguese cona, have not been conclusively demonstrated. Other Latin words related to cunnus: cuneatus, wedge-shaped; cuneo v. fasten with a wedge; (figurative) to wedge in, squeeze in, leading to English words such as cuneiform (wedge-shaped). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Look up cognate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... West Norse is also called Old Icelandic or Old Norwegian. ... The West Frisian language (Frysk) is a language spoken mostly in the province of Fryslân in the north of the Netherlands. ... Bottom commonly refers to the human buttocks but also has other uses. ... Etymologies redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Grimms law (also known as the First Germanic Sound Shift) is a set of statements describing the inherited Proto-Indo-European (PIE) stops as they developed in Proto-Germanic (PGmc, the common ancestor of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family) in the 1st millennium BC. It establishes... The Proto-Indo-European language (PIE) is the hypothetical common ancestor of the Indo-European languages, spoken by the Proto-Indo-Europeans. ... The root is the primary lexical unit of a word, which carries the most significant aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents. ... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in an complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans penis... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in an complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans penis... A gamete (from Ancient Greek γαμετης; translated gamete = wife, gametes = husband) is a cell that fuses with another gamete during fertilization (conception) in organisms that reproduce sexually. ... This article is about the general scientific term. ... For other uses, see Gene (disambiguation). ... Diverse women. ... The shamefulness associated with the examination of female genitalia has long inhibited the science of gynaecology. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Look up Cuneiform in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Vulgarity and offensiveness

In certain circles the word is considered merely a common profanity with an often humorous connotation. For example, in Australia, Ireland and among some Europeans who speak English as a second language, the word may be used as a colloquial term of endearment (e.g., in such phrases as "You're a funny cunt!" or "Daft cunt!"). This custom does not apply in the United States of America, where the word applies to females only. It is almost never a term of endearment and generally considered extremely offensive. In other countries, there is an increasing number of instances of the term both in print and in speech, usually in derogatory reference to a person rather than to the anatomical part.[citation needed] Look up Profanity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Humour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Connotation is a subjective cultural and/or emotional coloration in addition to the explicit or denotative meaning of any specific word or phrase in a language, i. ... ESL redirects here. ... Look up comfort in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Feminist viewpoints regarding offensiveness

Some feminists seek to reclaim cunt as an acceptable word for the female genitalia, in the interest of removing the power associated with its use. Some abhor the word and regard it, based on its more recent connotation, as degrading and misogynistic. It has also been suggested that vagina is equally offensive as it literally means "scabbard" in Latin [2], and is in any case incorrect as a term for the external female genitalia. Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... This box:      Misogyny (IPA: ) is hatred or strong prejudice against women; an antonym of philogyny. ... A scabbard is a sheath for holding a sword or other large blade. ...


Some reject an exclusively negative connotation as inherently sexist towards women, and claim that insult is an inappropriate usage for a word used to epitomise femaleness.


Critics of the word claim that the lack of any comparable term for the male genitalia demonstrates a profound cultural contempt, not only for specific females, but for women in general. Defenders of the word argue that terms for male genitals are used in an equally insulting way, though they claim the degree of this "equivalence" differs between English speaking cultures (examples include cock, prick, dick-head, "utter balls" (or bollocks) [British], etc). However, these words generally aren't held to be as offensive or taboo as cunt. Despite these criticisms, there is a small movement amongst some feminists that seek to reclaim cunt as an honorific, in much the same way that queer has been reclaimed by LGBT people [3]. Proponents include Inga Muscio in her book, Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, and Eve Ensler in her monologue "Reclaiming Cunt" (from "The Vagina Monologues"). Look up cock in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Prick in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The word dickhead is a common insult in the English language. ... Bollox redirects here. ... For the novel by William S. Burroughs, see Queer (novel). ... The initialism LGBT also GLBT is in use (since the 1990s) to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... Inga Muscio is a third wave feminist writer and public speaker. ... Eve Ensler. ... The Vagina Monologues is an Obie Award-winning episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. ...


The word was similarly reclaimed by Angela Carter who used it in the title story of "The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories"; a female character describing female genitalia in a pornography book: “her cunt a split fig below the great globes of her buttocks”.[4] Angela Carter (May 7, 1940 – February 16, 1992) was an English novelist and journalist, known for her post-feminist magical realist and science fiction works. ... The Bloody Chamber (or The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories) is an anthology of short fiction by Angela Carter. ...


More recently, Germaine Greer, who had previously published a magazine article entitled Lady, Love Your Cunt[5], discussed the origins, usage and power of the word in the BBC series Balderdash and Piffle, which examines the etymology of many English words and phrases, most especially those whose origins have limited written evidence (required to be included as citations in the Oxford English Dictionary). Greer suggests at the end of the piece that there is something precious about the word, in that it is now one of the few remaining words in English that still retains its power to shock. Germaine Greer (born January 29, 1939) is an Australian-born writer, broadcaster and retired academic, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the 20th century. ... Balderdash and Piffle is a British television programme made by Takeaway Media for the BBC. Presented by Victoria Coren, it is a companion to the Oxford English Dictionarys Wordhunt, in which the writers of the dictionary asked the public for help in finding the origins and first known citations...


Usage: pre-20th century

Cunt has been in common use in its anatomical meaning since at least the 13th century. While the 1811 Dictionary of The Vulgar Tongue listed the word as "a nasty name for a nasty thing"[6] it did not appear in any major dictionary of the English language from 1795 to 1961, when it was included in Webster's Third New International Dictionary with the comment "usu. considered obscene". Its first appearance in the Oxford English Dictionary was in 1972, which cites the word as having been in use since 1230 in what was supposedly a current London street name of "Gropecunte Lane." It was however also used before 1230 having been brought over by the Anglo-Saxons, originally not an obscenity but rather a factual name for the vulva or vagina. "Gropecunt Lane" was originally a street of prostitution, indicating a middle ages red light district. It was normal in those times for streets to be named after the goods available for sale therein, hence the prevalence in cities having a medieval history of names such as "Silver Street", "Fish Street", and "Swinegate" (pork butchers). In some locations, the former name has been Bowdlerised, as in the City of York, to the more acceptable "Grape Lane".[7] For other uses, see Dictionary (disambiguation). ... 1888 advertisement for Websters Dictionary Websters Dictionary is the common title given to English language dictionaries in the United States, derived from American lexicographer Noah Webster. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Gropecunt Lane was a name used in English speaking towns and cities in the Middle Ages for streets where prostitutes conducted their business. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... A red-light district is a neighborhood where prostitution is a common part of everyday life. ... Thomas Bowdler (July 11, 1754 – February 24, 1825), an English physician, has become (in)famous as the editor of a childrens edition of William Shakespeare, the Family Shakespeare, in which he endeavoured to remove every thing that could give just offence to the religious and virtuous mind. ... York shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state Constituent country Region Yorkshire and the Humber Ceremonial county North Yorkshire Admin HQ York City Centre Founded 71 City Status 71 Government  - Type Unitary Authority, City  - Governing body City of York Council  - Leadership: Leader & Executive  - Executive: Liberal Democrat  - MPs: Hugh Bayley (L) John...


The word appears several times in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (c. 1390), in bawdy contexts, but it does not appear to be considered obscene at this point, since it is used openly. A notable use is from the Miller's Tale "Pryvely he caught her by the queynte." The Wife of Bath also uses this term, "For certeyn, olde dotard, by your leave/You shall have queynte right enough at eve . . . What aileth you to grouche thus and groan?/Is it for ye would have my queynte alone?" In modernised versions of these passages the word "queynte" is usually translated simply as "cunt" [8][9]. However, in Chaucer's usage there seems to be an overlap between the words "cunt" and "quaint" (possibly derived from the Latin for "known"). "Quaint" was probably pronounced in Middle English in much the same way as "cunt." It is sometimes unclear whether the two words were thought of as distinct from one another. Elsewhere in Chaucer's work the word queynte seems to be used with meaning comparable to the modern "quaint" (charming, appealing). Chaucer: Illustration from Cassells History of England, circa 1902 Chanticleer the rooster from an outdoor production of Chanticleer and the Fox at Ashby_de_la_Zouch castle Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. ... Canterbury Tales Woodcut 1484 The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is just a definition; Wiktionary already has it If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... This article is about the second of Chaucers Canterbury Tales. ... The Wife of Baths Tale is a tale from Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the...


By Shakespeare's day, the word seems to have become obscene. Although Shakespeare does not use the word explicitly (or with derogatory meaning) in his plays, he still plays with it, using wordplay to sneak it in obliquely. In Act III, Scene 2, of Hamlet, as the castle's residents are settling in to watch the play-within-the-play, Hamlet asks Ophelia, "Lady, shall I lie in your lap?" Ophelia, of course, replies, "No, my lord." Hamlet, feigning shock, says, "Do you think I meant country matters?" Then, to drive home the point that the accent is definitely on the first syllable of country, Shakespeare has Hamlet say, "That's a fair thought, to lie between maids' legs."[10] Also see Twelfth Night (Act II, Scene V): "There be her very Cs, her Us, and her Ts: and thus makes she her great Ps." A related scene occurs in Henry V: when Katherine is learning English, she is appalled at the "gros et impudique" English words "foot" and "gown," which her English teacher has mispronounced as "coun." Presumably Shakespeare intends to suggest that she has misheard "foot" as "foutre" (French, "fuck") and "coun" as "con" (French "cunt", also used to mean "idiot")[11][12] Similarly John Donne alludes to the obscene meaning of the word without being explicit in his poem The Good-Morrow, referring to sucking on "country pleasures". Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Word play is a literary technique in which the nature of the words used themselves become part of the subject of the work. ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... A subplot is a series of connected actions within a work of narrative that function separately from the main plot. ... Look up Accent in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the computer operating system, see Syllable (operating system). ... Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ... Wedding - Bridesmaid in long gown A gown or evening gown is a womans evening wear, corresponding to mens formal wear for white tie and black tie events. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the Welsh courtier and diplomat, see Sir John Donne. ...


The 1675 Restoration comedy The Country Wife also features such wordplay, even in its title. Refinement meets burlesque in Restoration comedy. ... William Wycherley in 1675. ...


By the 17th century a softer form of the word, "cunny," came into use. A well known use of this derivation can be found on the 25th October 1668 entry of the diary of Samuel Pepys. He was discovered having an affair with Deborah Willet: he wrote that his wife "coming up suddenly, did find me imbracing the girl con my hand sub su coats; and endeed I was with my main in her cunny. I was at a wonderful loss upon it and the girl also....".[13] Samuel Pepys, FRS (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary. ...


Cunny was probably derived from a pun on coney, meaning "rabbit", rather as pussy is connected to the same term for a cat. (Philip Massinger: "A pox upon your Christian cockatrices! They cry, like poulterers' wives, 'No money, no coney.'")[14] Largely because of this usage, the word coney to refer to rabbits changed pronunciation from short "o" (like money and honey) to long "o" (cone, as in Coney Island), and has now almost completely disappeared from most dialects of English; in the same way the word "pussy" is now rarely used in America to refer to a cat. Coney may be: an English word for a rabbit, or rabbits hair. ... For other uses, see Rabbit (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... Philip Massinger (1583 - 1640) was an English dramatist. ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Coney Island (disambiguation). ... A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος) is a variant, or variety, of a language spoken in a certain geographical area. ...


Usage: modern

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In modern literature

James Joyce is considered to be one of the first of the major 20th century novelists to put the word cunt in print. In the context of one of the central characters in Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, Joyce refers to the Dead Sea and to Ulysses is a novel by James Joyce, first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. ... Leopold Bloom is a fictional character in James Joyces novel Ulysses. ... The Dead Sea (Hebrew: ‎, , Sea of Salt; Arabic: , , Dead Sea) is a salt lake between the West Bank and Israel to the west, and Jordan to the east. ...

the oldest people. Wandered far away over all the earth, captivity to captivity, multiplying, dying, being born everywhere. It lay there now. Now it could bear no more. Dead: an old woman's: the grey sunken cunt of the world.[15]

While Joyce used the word only once in Ulysses, with four other wordplays ('cunty') on it, D. H. Lawrence used the word ten times in Lady Chatterley's Lover[16]. Both books were banned in some countries and both became famous legal test cases, though not necessarily or specifically because of vulgar usage of the word cunt. The word was later used in many modern literary texts. David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism, and personal letters. ... This article is about the novel. ...


In his letters, particularly in a series written to his wife Nora in 1909, when Joyce was managing a cinema in Dublin and she was in Trieste, he makes more liberal use of the word. In a letter written on December 2, he counterposes love and cunt in terms at once lyrical and obscene: This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Trieste (disambiguation). ...

a love for you allows me to pray to the spirit of eternal beauty and tenderness mirrored in your eyes... it allows me to burst into tears of pity and love at some slight word...while my head is wedged in between your fat thighs, my hands clutching the round cushions of your bum and my tongue licking ravenously up your rank red cunt...All I have written above is only a moment or two of brutal madness. The last drop of seed has hardly been squirted up your cunt before it is over and my true love for you, the love of my verses, the love of my eyes for your strange luring eyes, comes blowing over my soul like a wind of spices.

Usage by Country

Usage in Great Britain

The word cunt still mainly remains the one word in the English language that is considered more offensive than fuck - this can be largely attributed to its history as a misogynist instrument, a history that elevates its offensiveness above that of rival "four-letter words".[citation needed]


However, the term cunt may also be used as a term of endearment. Context and tone usually show the distinction between this and pejorative use.


Usage in Ireland & Scotland

Cunt is used extensively in Scotland and Ireland in a non-derogatory way to simply refer to a person when no insult is intended.[citation needed] For example, "Any cunt kens [knows] that!" or "That poor old cunt was just minding his business when the bus ran over him" or "there's no cunt here," to mean "there's no one here". There is also the diminutive "cunteen". It can be used inoffensively for greeting people, for example "hey cunt" or for requesting an action from someone "c'mere (come here) cunt".[citation needed] Autobus redirects here. ...


To address someone merely as cunt without context would be considered very aggressive.


"ya cunt" is also a word used profusely as a form of punctuation in the west of Scotland. e.g "whit ye lookin at, ya cunt?" or "ony spare change for ma bus fare tae Kilwinning, ya cunt?"


Usage in Australia

Much as in Britain and the United States, "cunt" is generally considered a highly offensive and uncouth word in Australia, and as with all such words, is much less acceptable in mixed company. Sometimes it is used as a mild (though highly uncouth) form of rebuke, and in this form often takes on one or more modifying adjectives, such as "silly old cunt", "lazy cunt", "dumb cunt", etc. Such rebukes can also be either genuine or not, as they may be employed in a mock way between friends: "What the fuck are you doing, you crazy cunt?" (A modification that is similarly sometimes used to express mock hostility between friends is "cuntface").


The word is also quite commonly used to describe extremely useless or unattractive objects or activities, as in "cunt of a machine" or "cunt of a job", or to describe situations: "What a cunt of a mess we've gotten into." It is also often reserved to describe the worst possible person, as in "that guy is an absolute cunt", "that dirty rotten cunt" and so on.


When used in the second person to someone not reasonably well known, it often expresses great anger or contempt, for example "Fuck you, you cunt", "You fuckin' cunt", or just "Cunt!", and as such may well be the prelude to a confrontation of some kind, possibly involving physical violence. But while even these expressions can also be used in a mocking and friendly manner, as a general rule of thumb, the word expresses a degree of contempt which places it at the very boundary of socially acceptable language. When applied directly to others therefore, it will almost always draw a measure of hostility no matter what the circumstances of its use.


Usage in the United States

While a small cohort of Americans are aware of the term's much reduced offensiveness in Ireland and Australia, the word cunt remains in America the one word that is so offensive as to be customarily unspeakable. The usage is quite different from other English-speaking countries; it is almost always used to try to insult or offend the other person. Unless two people are very close, the word is not used as a term of endearment. Women very rarely use the word among themselves, except when referring to the vagina. Men may sometimes use the word but it is considered highly offensive. A man calling a woman a cunt is the highest order of insults.


The word is occasionally used by females to refer to their own genitalia, sometimes as a form of dirty talk and occasionally as a standard term preferred over the undignified pussy and the clinical vulva and vagina. Saucy Postcard 1905 - 1915 Dirty talk is a dysphemism for a lovers practice of using graphic word imagery to heighten sexual pleasure before and during the sex act. ... pussy. ... The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (plural vulvae or vulvas)[1]. In common speech, the term vagina is often used improperly to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific internal structure, whereas the... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ...


Usage by Meaning

Referring to women

In referring to a woman, cunt is a derogatory or abusive term, often considered the most offensive word that can be used in this context. It can imply that the named person is extremely nasty and unpleasant in a way that exceeds the vehemence of the word bitch. In the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, the central character McMurphy, when pressed to explain exactly why he doesn't like the tyrannical Nurse Ratched, says: "She's something of a cunt, ain't she, Doc?"[17]. It can also imply that women are useful only for having vaginas and thus serve no purpose save sexual gratification[18]. Comedian David Cross has used the word to describe Paris Hilton[19]. Look up bitch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest can refer to: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (novel), a 1962 fiction novel by Ken Kesey One Attempted to Fly Over the Cuckoos Nest But Didnt Give Himself Enough Clearing Room, (film), a 1975 film adaptation of the novel One... David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, writer and actor. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ...


In 2004, University of Colorado president Elizabeth Hoffman fanned the flames of a football rape case when, during a deposition, she was asked if she thought "cunt" was a "filthy and vile" word. She replied that it was a "swear word" but had "actually heard it used as a term of endearment"[20]. A spokesperson later clarified that Hoffman meant the word had polite meanings in its original use centuries ago. In the rape case, a CU football player had allegedly called female player Katie Hnida a "fucking lovely cunt". The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... Elizabeth (Betsy) Hoffman Dr. Elizabeth Betsy Hoffman became the 20th president of the three-campus, more than 52,000-student University of Colorado System on Sept. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Katharine Anne Hnida, better known as Katie Hnida (born May 17, 1981), on August 30, 2003, became the first woman to score in a NCAA Division I football game. ...


Referring to men

Frederic Manning's 1929 book The Middle Parts of Fortune, set in World War One, describes regular use of the word by British Tommies. It is invariably used to describe men: Tommy Atkins (often just Tommy) is a term for a common soldier in the British Army that is particularly associated with World War I. German soldiers would call out to Tommy across no mans land if they wished to speak to a British soldier. ...

"And now the bastard's wearin' the bes' pair slung round ‘is own bloody neck. Wouldn't you've thought the cunt would ‘a' give me vingt frong for ‘em anyway."
"What's the cunt want to come down 'ere buggering us about for, 'aven't we done enough bloody work in th' week?"[21]

Whilst normally derogatory in the USA, in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and to a lesser extent, the UK, it can have an informal comic quality and even be used as a term of endearment. Like the word fuck, use between youths is sometimes not frowned upon. For example, the phrases "How about I buy you a beer, you big cunt?" or "He's a good cunt" can be easily taken without any offence and quite possibly with a hint of affection. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The cinematic use of the term as an epithet used by one male towards another is seen in the 1992 film "Glengarry Glen Ross" when incensed real estate huckster "Ricky Roma" (Al Pacino) yells "You cunt!" at another character.


Referring to inanimate objects

Cunt is used extensively in Australia, Ireland and also in some parts of Scotland as a replacement noun, more commonly among males and the working classes, similar to the use of motherfucker or son of a bitch among some Americans in extremely casual settings. For instance, "The cunt of a thing won't start," in reference to an automobile; or "Pass me that cunt," meaning "Pass me that item I need"; or "Those cunts down the road," referring to people in the vicinity. When used in this sense, the word does not necessarily imply contempt nor is it necessarily intended to be offensive.[citation needed] In linguistics, a noun or noun substantive is a lexical category which is defined in terms of how its members combine with other grammatical kinds of expressions. ... Motherfucker (also existing in countless contracted forms e. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ...


Other uses

The word is sometimes used as a general expletive to show frustration, annoyance or anger. "I've had a cunt of a day!" or "This is a cunt to finish." The word expletive is currently used in three senses: syntactic expletives, expletive attributives, and bad language. The word expletive comes from the Latin verb explere, meaning to fill, via expletivus, filling out. It was introduced into English in the seventeenth century to refer to various kinds of padding — the padding...


Australians have a habit of pairing the word with another to give a more specific meaning such as cunt-rash (visible disorder of the female genitalia, again normally a general insult). The phrase "sick cunt" is sometimes used as a compliment by such sub-groups as Australian surfers; (Ironically, this term, though having become common Aussie parlance, originated within non-Australian groups—particularly those of Arab descent—who combined their use of the term "sick" with what they saw as a typically Aussie expletive.) See World Wide Web for surfing the web; see also Wind surfing Surfing at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ... Look up Aussie in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Idiom in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not compositional—that is, whose meaning does not follow from the meaning of the individual words of which it is composed. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ...


Cunt may also be used as a backronym to describe a stupid person, body of people, or thing. C.U.N.T. can stand for: "Can't Understand Normal Thinking," and is used this way in the Southeastern United States. "C U Next Tuesday" has been used in Britain as well. This term is often responded to with the phrase "or The Wednesday After That" to spell out the word T.W.A.T. A backronym (or bacronym) is a phrase that is constructed after the fact from a previously existing abbreviation, the abbreviation being an initialism or an acronym. ...


A modern derivative adjective, cuntish (alternatively, "cuntacious"), meaning frustrating, awkward, or (when describing behavior) selfish, is increasingly used in England and has begun to appear in other regions, such as Scotland and Ireland. Another one, gaining popularity amongst clubbers, is cunted, meaning incoherent, intoxicated, or exhausted. In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun (called the adjectives subject), giving more information about what the noun or pronoun refers to. ...


Cunting is routinely used as an intensifying modifier, much like fucking. It can also be used as a slang term for 'criticism' i.e "Did you see the cunting he got for saying that?", possibly a derivative of slagging or slagging off used in British slang.


The word cunty is also known, although used rarely: a famous line from Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette is the definition of England by a Pakistani immigrant as "eating hot buttered toast with cunty fingers," suggestive of hypocrisy and a hidden sordidness or immorality behind the country's quaint facade. The term was originally attributed to British novelist Henry Green [22]. Hanif Kureishi (born December 5, 1954) is an English playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker, novelist and short story writer. ... My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Morality is a complex of principles based on cultural, religious, and philosophical concepts and beliefs, by which an individual determines whether his or her actions are right or wrong. ... For other uses, see facade (disambiguation). ... Henry Green was the nom de plume of Henry Vincent Yorke (October 29, 1905-December 13, 1973) . He was born near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, of an educated family with successful business interests in Birmingham. ...


There are also other forms of the vernacular such as "King Cunty" and "Cuntis Maximus" that are used by a small group of Australians that implies a term of respect or leadership. Cuntox is employed as a term of derision.


Also used in the expression "I'll cunt you up," meaning "I'll make you look like a cunt" (i.e., through physical or verbal humiliation). Another phrase originating in London is "cunted in the bastard" meaning to have been hit in a non-specific area of the body. Etymology: Late Latin humiliatus, past participle of humiliare, from Latin humilis low. ...


The term "sad cunt" has gained popularity recently in areas of Ireland and Australia. It is believed to have initiated from the complimentary slang term "mad cunt". The pervasiveness of this term is intensified through the juxtapositoning of the adjectives sad and mad. "Sad cunt" is effectively the opposite of "mad cunt" and is used to direct shame onto someone who has committed an act unbecoming of good citizenship.


The term is now adapted to suit a number of situations, particularly for youth involved in the alternative music scene in England. Cunted can mean to be extremely under the influence of drink and/or drugs. "Going cunting" means going out looking to pick up girls, as an alternative to "going on the pull", and a pun on the word hunting.


Uses In Modern Popular Culture

Theatre

Theatre censorship was effectively abolished in the UK in 1968; prior to that all theatrical productions had to be pre-vetted by the Lord Chamberlain; this relaxation made possible UK productions such as "Hair (The Musical)" and "Oh Calcutta!". But "cunt" was not uttered on a British stage for some years: [2] The Lord Chamberlain or Lord Chamberlain of the Household is one of the chief officers of the Royal Household in the United Kingdom, and is to be distinguished from the Lord Great Chamberlain, one of the Great Officers of State. ...


20th Century Literature

  • Lady Chatterley's Lover - in D. H. Lawrence's 1928 novel, Mellors, the gamekeeper and lover, tries delicately to explain the definition of the word to Lady Constance Chatterley. The novel was the subject of a UK prosecution for obscenity in 1961 against its publishers, Penguin Books which failed. Since then, the word has rarely been controversial on the written page.
  • In Revolt into Style, George Melly's recollections of the 1950s & 1960s UK jazz era, he recounts his arrival at a band rehearsal wearing a drape coat. When asked why he was wearing it, George said "Cab Calloway wears one", eliciting the response "He must be a cunt". No complaints of this use of the word are recorded.

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Television

Broadcast media, by definition, reach wide audiences and thus are regulated externally for content. To minimise not only public criticism but also regulatory sanctions, policies have been developed by media providers as to how "cunt" and similar words should be treated. See, for a classic example, here:[3]. Nevertheless, there have been occasions when, particularly in a live broadcast, the word has been aired outsside editorial control:

  • The Frost Programme, broadcast live on November 7th 1970: The first time the word was known to have been used on British television, by Felix Dennis, in an affectionate reference rather than offensively. The programme was recorded, and the clip has since been reshown many times.
  • Bernard Manning first said on television the much-copied[citation needed] line "They say you are what you eat. I'm a cunt." [23][24]
  • This Morning in 2000, broadcast the word, used by the model Caprice Bourret while being interviewed live about her role in The Vagina Monologues[25]

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  • Jerry Springer - The Opera was shown by the BBC in January 2005. The performance included the phrase "cunting, cunting, cunting, cunting cunt" (a description of the Devil). However, more controversy was generated by the Christ claiming that He "Might be 'a bit gay'" than by the use of "cunt".
  • In 2007 the Channel 4 series "Peep Show" used the word to describe getting drunk: "Lets get cunted".

In late July/early August of 2007 - BBC Three dedicated a full hour to the word in a detailed documentary ("The 'C' Word") about the origins, use and evolution of the word from the early 1900s to the present day. Presented by British comedian Will Smith, viewers were taken to a street in Oxford once called 'Gropecunt Lane' and presented with examples of the acceptability of "cunt" as a word. In the US, despite the First Amendment, the broadcast use of "cunt" is still rare. Nevertheless, the word has slowly infiltrated into American broadcasting: David Soul stars as Jerry Springer. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This page is about the title, office or what is known in Christian theology as the Divine Person. ... This article is about the British television station. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 3. ... Will Smith (born 1971 Jersey) is a British comedian and comedy writer. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. ...

  • The HBO TV shows Oz, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Deadwood, and The Wire also make frequent use of the word; and two episodes of the sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm[26] are devoted to the comical repercussions of its inadvertent use.
  • Another HBO program Lucky Louie, featured an episode ("Flowers for Kim") revolving around Louie ruining his entire weekend by calling his wife a cunt. Notably, in the Oz episode Losing Your Appeal, the word was used 8 times in one minute.
  • In the Fox network's popular series Family Guy, the character Glenn Quagmire, who has a reputation of being a sex addict, plans to tour America and "just do" women in every state. Brian sees a sign that Quagmire has painted on the side of his vehicle and asks, "Hey Quagmire, isn't 'country' spelled with an O?" to which he replies, "Not on this tour!"

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Film

  • The Exorcist (1973) — "cunting hun", "cunting daughter", and "goddamned cunt"
  • Death Wish (1974) — Freak #1 (Jeff Goldblum): "Goddamn rich cunt! I kill rich cunts!"
  • Taxi Driver (1976) [27]
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977) — Tony Manero (John Travolta) to Annette (Donna Pescow) : "So now you're a cunt")[28]
  • An Innocent Man (1989) — a female character is referred to as "your crusading cunt of a wife"
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991) — Agent Starling meets Dr. Hannibal Lecter for the first time and passes the cell of "Multiple Miggs", who says to Starling: "I can smell your cunt." "I, myself, cannot", replies Lecter when told of the claim. In versions of the film edited for TV the word is dubbed with the word scent.
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) — Ricky Roma (Al Pacino) says to John Williamson (Kevin Spacey): "You stupid fucking cunt, you idiot!"
  • Trainspotting (1996) — the word was used to reflect the language of the subcultures portrayed.[29]
  • The Way of the Gun (2000) includes the dialogue "Shut that cunt's mouth or I'll come over there and fuck-start her head" in the opening sequence.
  • Run Ronnie Run (2002) has Jack Black portraying a chimney sweep who sings "The Golden Song" with the line "a kick in the cunt".
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004) — Ed's casual use of the word in "Can I get any of you cunts a drink?" is cited by Liz as an example of one of the problems in her relationship with Shaun.
  • Kill Bill, Volume 2 (2004) — the dying Bill makes some affectionate remarks to the Bride but concludes that she "can be a real cunt."
  • Inside Man (2006) — Mayor of New York (Peter Kybart): "You're a magnificent cunt, aren't you, Miss White?" to Madeleine White (Jodie Foster).
  • The Departed (2006) — Det. Sgt. Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) asks Officer William Costigan Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) whether he thinks the Boston Police Undercover Unit are "cunts".
  • Crank (2006) — Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) asks "Does it look like I got cunt written on my head? Who do you think you are fucking with?"
  • Hostel: Part 2 (2007) — Drunk Italian (Peter Bláha)to Beth (Lauren German): "I knew you were a tease you fucking cunt"

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Comedy

In their Derek and Clive dialogues, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, particularly Cook, arguably made the word more accessible in the UK. In the 1976 sketch "This Bloke Came Up To Me", the word is used 31 times in the course of two minutes Dudley Moore (left) and Peter Cook as Derek and Clive Derek and Clive are controversial cult characters created by double act Dudley Moore and Peter Cook respectively on the records Derek and Clive (Live), 1976; Derek and Clive Come Again, 1977 and Derek and Clive Ad Nauseam, 1978 and a... For other persons named Peter Cook, see Peter Cook (disambiguation). ... Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was an Academy-Award nominated British comedian, actor and musician. ...


The word is also used extensively by British comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown, which ensures that his stand-up act has never been fully shown on UK television. Royston Vasey (born on February 3, 1945 in Grangetown, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire), better known as Roy Chubby Brown, is an English comedian known for the adult nature of his comedy, his foul mouthed approach and his outrageous costumes. ... B. J. Novak in a stand-up comedy routine at Olde English sketch comedy in June 2007. ...


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Popular Music

  • Australian comedy musician Kevin Bloody Wilson alleges that while visiting Canada, he was told by the Canadian government that he was not allowed to say "cunt" in Canada. Wilson walked on to the stage in Toronto and sang the song You Can't Say Cunt In Canada.[citation needed]
  • Metal band Cradle of Filth printed a shirt depicting (on the front) a nun masturbating with a crucifix, and (on the back) in big white letters, "JESUS IS A CUNT". This shirt has sparked much controversy, mostly in their native UK, where a fan was arrested for wearing it in public, as was their former drummer in Russia. They continue to print the shirt, championing their right to free speech.[citation needed]
  • American Grindcore band Anal Cunt fronted by Seth Putnam have also deliberately courted controversy[citation needed].
  • Jarvis Cocker used the word frequently in his song, "Running the World" Jarvis - Track 14.
  • Death metal band Cannibal Corpse wrote and recorded a song, "Entrails Ripped From A Virgin's Cunt", which can be heard on their album Tomb of the Mutilated
  • During a 1977 concert at New York's Bottom Line, Carlene Carter introduced a song by stating, "If this song don't put the cunt back in country, I don't know what will." The comment was quoted widely in the press, and Carter spent much of the next decade trying to live the comment down. [4]

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Variants and derivatives

Various euphemisms, minced forms and in-jokes derive from or signify "cunt". Euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... A minced oath, also known as a pseudo-profanity, is an expression based on a profanity which has been altered to reduce or remove the disagreeable or objectionable characteristics of the original expression; for example, gosh used instead of God, darn instead of damn,heck instead of hell and freaking... An in joke is a joke whose humour is clear only to those people who are in a group that has some prior knowledge (not known by the whole population) that makes the joke humorous. ...


Spoonerisms

  • Cunning Stunt - Apocryphally from a dirty joke: "What's the difference between a circus and a strip club?"- "The circus has a bunch of cunning stunts..."; however its first documented appearance is an album title by the English band Caravan who released "Cunning Stunts" in July 1975;[30] the title was later used by Metallica for a CD/Video compilation release, and in 1992 the Cows released an album with the same title.
  • Kenny Everett played a vapid starlet, Cupid Stunt in his ITV television program.
  • Graffiti appeared around Sydney at times claiming, "John Hunt is a Coward", a reference to former Australian prime minister John Howard.
  • Al Murray hosted a British television comedy game show Fact Hunt.

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Acronyms

  • There are various apocryphal stories concerning academic establishments, such as
Cambridge University Netball Team
Cambridge University National Trust Society
Nottingham Trent University almost being called the "City University of Nottingham Trent"
Newcastle Polytechnic initially planning to change its name to City University of Newcastle upon Tyne (instead of Northumbria University, which it is now named)
Curtin University of New Technology - supposedly the name initially proposed for Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.
  • Caring Understanding Nineties Type - As in "He's not so much a Sensitive New Age Guy (SNAG) as a Caring Understanding Nineties Type (CUNT)."[citation needed]
  • See you next Tuesday - C U Next Tuesday. Originating from the London area, but now having more widespread use, especially within the south of England. An example of usage would be: "Oh that bloke is such a see you next Tuesday". (It must be noted, however, that not many situations arise where one would want to refer to another as a cunt and not use the term itself.) Other versions include "See you next time" and "Catch you next Tuesday" (the latter appearing in an episode of "American Dad")[citation needed]
  • "Civilian Under Naval Training." - US Naval term.[citation needed]
  • "Computer User, Non-Technical", "Computer User Needs Training", "Completely Unqualified Non-Technical Staff" - Used in the information technology field, referring to unsavvy users.[citation needed]
  • Clark Unleashed Nineteen Tigers - reference to 80s BBC travelling lion tamer Daniel Clark.[citation needed]
  • In Chewin' the Fat, a Scottish comedy programme, a character was wearing a shirt which spells C.N.U.T, which makes fun of F.C.U.K shirts (French Connection United Kingdom)[citation needed]
  • Committee for Unstigmatised Nationally Televised Swearing - Used in the artswhole swearing special[citation needed]
  • Citizens Uniting Negating Technology For Life And People's Safety - On a billboard in the PlayStation Portable Game, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories[citation needed]
  • Critical Update Notification - the initial name for the Microsoft Windows Update engine, introduced with Windows 98. The agent was therefore often referred to in Microsoft literature as the Critical Update Notification Tool. This term was eventually dropped in favour of Automatic Updates, although references to it can still be found on Microsoft web sites.

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Puns

  • See You, Auntie - When said aloud in a North American accent, the speaker sounds as if he's spelling "cunt". Published in the liner notes of Tool (band)'s album, Ænima.
  • Mike Hunt - a normal-sounding gag name which when said quickly can sound like "my cunt". Used in a scene from the movie Porky's, and also a character in the BBC radio comedy Radio Active. This also appears in Grand Theft Auto III, where Head Radio DJ Michael Hunt tells his listeners "you can call me Mike". A variant of this, applicable to the Scottish accent ("Mark Hunt") is also used in a scene of the book Trainspotting. The gag name may have originated and come into popular use, with the "Tube Bar" infamous prank phone calls.
  • Eric Hunt - when said quickly can sound like "hairy cunt".
  • Isaac Hunt - when said quickly can sound like "I is a cunt".
  • "Cunt-ry music loving lady" - from comedy series Arrested Development
  • "Cunt-ry Girl, take my hand..." Primal Scream's Country Girl
  • The punk band NOFX say something similar on their song "Together on the sand" when the singer says "I had my finger up her, country music played on the radio"
  • "Country matters" - from Shakespeare's Hamlet, as described above
  • Mick Hunt - Lord's Cricket Ground curator
  • TV comedian Steve Coogan made a number of jokes based around the word. In the second series of BBC 2's 'I'm Alan Partridge,' a scene featured a South African businessman, who had the line, "Alan - you can't," to which Alan Partridge replies, " well there's no need for that!" - playing on the sounding of the word 'can't' when spoken in an Afrikaans accent. In one of Coogan's stand-up routines, as 'Paul Calf', he comments, "They call Jean Claude Van Damme the Muscles from Brussels. Well they do the same with me..... I come from a place in Yorkshire called Munt"
  • In the mid-90s, comedian Jasper Carrott - during his mainstream BBC 1 show - commented, whilst talking about cult figures - "Some people have called me a cult..... at least that's what I think they said."
  • Stephen Fry famously defined countryside on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue as the act of 'murdering Piers Morgan'.
  • Also in 'Chewin the Fat', a man would be out walking with his young son and would pass someone, for example, in an expensive cabriolet with the music blaring, and say, "Some people can and some people can't. He's a can't" (Sounds like "cunt" with a Glasgow accent)
  • In Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Donna and Gaz are perusing erotic novels when they come across The Count of Monte Cristo. However, Gaz helpfully informs Donna that 'it doesn't say Count'
  • "See you next Tuesday", pronounced phoenetically "C-U-N(ext)-T(uesday)"
  • English Country Tunes by Michael Finnissy composed in 1977, the title being a play on the words 'English Cunt re: Tunes'.
  • Two lines from the animated series Family Guy, where Brian is talking to Quagmire about what's written on the side of his winnebago:

Brian: "Isn't there an 'o' in 'country'?"
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  • "Take the 'O' out of Country" -1980 album by Canadian comedy duo MacLean and MacLean

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  • Mark Lamarr used a variation of this same gag on BBC TV's Never Mind The Buzzcocks. "Stuart Adamson was a Big Country member... and we do remember"
  • See You in Toledo, euphemism used on radio's "The Don and Mike Show"
  • On a first season episode of 30 Rock about Liz being called a word assumed to be "cunt" by a co-worker, an unrelated storyline has Tracy telling Jack, "see you in CT."
  • On the TV program Arrested Development, the main character tells his brother to "get rid of the Seaward" (which is the name of a boat), while their mother overhears and assumes he is referring to her, as "the C-word".
  • In Donald E. Westlake's "Help I Am Being Held Prisoner," the main protagonist is Harry Koont, generally misheard as hairy cunt, even though Harry helpfully explains that Koont has an umlaut over the o's, thrusting forward the tips of two fingers "as if blinding a midget."
  • In Midsomer Murders (The Killings at Badger's Drift), a supercilious character says to Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby "You've got a right constable there"; the pronunciation leaves no doubt as to what is actually meant.[31]

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Rhyming slang

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Colloquialisms

The term cunt hair can be used to signify a very small distance; an expansion of 'to move it a hair'. Slight variations may include 'red cunt hair' or RCH, or 'blonde cunt hair'. A chef may refer to vegetables being sliced 'thinner than a cunt hair' or a mechanic may direct a colleague to move a piece of equipment 'to the left just a cunt hair.' [37][citation needed]


Others

  • Acid cunt a term of endearment used among those attending raves or other events where acid house may be played.
  • Punctuation cunt - drawn like so: |/ (a type of ASCII art related to the emoticon)
  • The name of the American grindcore band Anal Cunt. Upon getting signed to a bigger label, they shortened their name to AxCx.
  • Scunthorpe, the county town of North Lincolnshire in England has, in football chants and boisterous humour suffered from a term known as the 'Scunthorpe Problem'. Chants like "There's only one 'cunt' in Scunthorpe", whilst etymologically accurate, have been met with disgust.[citation needed]

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Other meanings

The word "cunt" forms part of some technical terms used in seafaring and other industries.


Nautical usage

Unfinished cunt splice

A cunt splice is a type of rope splice used to join two lines in the rigging of ships. The two ends are side spliced together with a gap between the two parts, forming a short section where the two lines lay side-by-side when taut.[38] In recent times its name has been bowdlerised to "cut splice". Image File history File links CuntSplice. ... Image File history File links CuntSplice. ... The cunt splice is a knot of the splice variety, similar to the eye splice. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Splicing (rope). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Thomas Bowdler (July 11, 1754 – February 24, 1825), an English physician, who published The Family Shakespeare, is best known as the source of the eponym bowdlerize (or bowdlerise[1]), the process of expurgation, censorship by removal, of material thought to be unacceptable to the intended audience, especially children or religious...


The Dictionary of Sea Terms, found within Dana's 1841 maritime compendium The Seaman's Friend, defines the word cuntline as "the space between the bilges of two casks, stowed side by side. Where one cask is set upon the cuntline between two others, they are stowed bilge and cuntline."[39] The "bilge" of a barrel or cask is the widest point, so when stored together the two casks would produce a curved V-shaped gap. Richard Henry Dana Richard Henry Dana Jr. ... A compendium is a concise yet comprehensive compilation of a body of knowledge. ...


The glossary of The Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford W. Ashley, first published in 1944, defines cuntlines as "the surface seams between the strands of a rope."[40] Though referring to a different object than Dana's definition, it similarly describes the crease formed by two abutting cylinders.[41] The Ashley Book of Knots is an encyclopedia of knots written in 1944 by Clifford Ashley. ... Clifford Warren Ashley (December 18, 1881 - September 18, 1947) was an American author, sailor, and artist. ...


US military usage

U.S. military men refer privately to a common uniform item, a folded cover (hat) with a seam at the front and back, an opening along the top, and major and minor invagination, as a cunt cap.[citation needed] The proper name for the item is garrison cap or overseas cap, depending on the organization in which it is worn. The cap is widely available as an ex-USSR (and satellite state) surplus item in Army/Navy stores. The Russian name being a "pilotka". It is also in use in the United States Armed Forces, notably in the United States Air Force as part of its dress uniform and service dress uniform, and in the U.S. Army from World War I until the 1960s. The cap has also been part of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps uniforms, and was used by the Boy Scouts of America up until the mid 1980s when the uniform was redesigned. Gen. ... Gen. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ...


Hot-metal printing

In the traditional hot-metal printing industry, a cunt lead was a term that was formerly used to describe a small additional inter-line gap, usually of less than 1pt. The term is derived from the term leading which describes more generally inter-line gaps (from the strips of lead that were used to provide the separations). Point, in typography, may also refer to a dot grapheme (e. ... In typography, leading (IPA , rhymes with heading) refers to the amount of added vertical spacing between lines of type. ...


Testimonials

"I'm a really big fan of cunt over words like pussy, and especially, vagina. The word has this great guttural sound that lets you get right into it. Pussy and vagina are really dirty words – you only ever hear really greasy men saying things like that. Cunt lets women be vulgar without being derogatory."

"Those words ('bullshit', 'prick', 'pissed off', 'fuck you', and 'cunt') are now liberated from shame. They're in the dictionary now, finally. And the reason they came to the dictionary, finally, was through continual usage. Enough guys said to their wives 'YOU CUNT!' Pow! And that's why it's in the dictionary now: C-u-n-t." Calista Kay Flockhart (born on November 11, 1964) is an Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress, primarily on soap operas and television. ... The Vagina Monologues is an Obie Award-winning episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. ...

I use the word cunt a lot, because the only way to get through to the youth of today is to use words that will grab their attention" Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. ... 1888 advertisement for Websters Dictionary Websters Dictionary is a common title given to English language dictionaries in the United States, deriving its name from American lexicographer Noah Webster. ...

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Notes and references

  1. ^ Online Etymological Dictionary
  2. ^ http://www.orbilat.com/Languages/Latin/Vocabulary/Latin-Forbidden.html
  3. ^ http://www.academia.org/campus_reports/2000/december_2000_1.html
  4. ^ Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber, (London: Vintage, 1979 (1995)), p16 ISBN 0 09 958811 0.
  5. ^ anthologized in Germaine Greer, The Madwoman's Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings, (1986)
  6. ^ of the Vulgar Tongue, Avilable on Project Guttenberg
  7. ^ Baker, N & Holt, R. (2000). "Towards a geography of sexual encounter: prostitution in English medieval towns", in L. Bevan: Indecent Exposure: Sexuality, Society and the Archaeological Record. Cruithne Press: Glasgow, 187-98
  8. ^ http://www.librarius.com/canttran/wifetale/wifetale330-342.htm
  9. ^ http://www.4literature.net/Geoffrey_Chaucer/Wife_of_Bath_s_Prologue/3.html
  10. ^ Partridge, Eric, Shakespeare's Bawdy, Routledge, London, 2001, p.111
  11. ^ Spark notes on Henry [
  12. ^ Partridge, Eric, Shakespeare's Bawdy, Routledge, London, 2001, p.110
  13. ^ Abbot, Mary, Life Cycles in England, 1560-1720: Cradle to Grave, Routledge, 1996, p.201
  14. ^ Ship, Joseph Twadell, The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, JHU Press, 1984, p.129
  15. ^ Commentary on Joyce
  16. ^ Review of "Lady Chatterley"
  17. ^ Script
  18. ^ Saturday Night Fever
  19. ^ Review
  20. ^ News Report
  21. ^ Frederic Manning, The Middle Parts Of Fortune Somme And Ancre 1916, Published 2004, Kessinger Publishing. p. 27, 63
  22. ^ http://www.theparisreview.org/media/GREEN.pdf#search=%22cunty%20fingers%22
  23. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19970201/ai_n14088564
  24. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1541264,00.html
  25. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20020214201246/http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/media/story.jsp?story=114876
  26. ^ "Beloved Aunt" and "The Shrimp Incident"
  27. ^ Emmanuel Levy : Cinema of Outsiders: The Rise of American Independent Film Page 118 - NYU Press, 1999; ISBN ISBN 0814751245
  28. ^ Saturday Night Fever
  29. ^ Trainspotting Quotes on IMDb
  30. ^ http://www.caravan-info.co.uk/backcatalogue/
  31. ^ Broadcast on ITV1 Tuesday, 18th September 2007
  32. ^ A dictionary of slang - "G" - Slang and colloquialisms of the UK.
  33. ^ Gareth Hunt is Cockney Rhyming Slang for …
  34. ^ Anonymous Dirty Cockney Rhyming Slang Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. ISBN 1-84317-035-3
  35. ^ http://www.amatory-ink.co.uk/thesaurus/femalegenitals.htm
  36. ^ http://www.everything2.org/index.pl?node_id=99938
  37. ^ http://www.odps.org/glossword/index.php?a=term&t=5bb05aacb1afb0a6aa
  38. ^ William Falconer, An Universal Dictionary of the Marine (London: Thomas Cadell, 1780), 1243.
  39. ^ Richard Henry Dana, Jr., The Seaman's Friend: A Treatise on Practical Seamanship, 14th Edition (Boston: Thomas Groom & Co., 1879; Dover Republication 1997), 104.
  40. ^ Clifford W. Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots (New York: Doubleday, 1944), 598.
  41. ^ Examples of Ashley's usage of "cuntline" are found in the descriptions for illustrations #3338 and #3351.

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Further reading

  • Inga Muscio, Cunt: A declaration of Independence [Seal Press]
  • Barbara G. Walker, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets [Harper & Row]
  • Cunt, a 1999 novel by Stewart Home
  • Lady Love Your Cunt, 1969 article by Germaine Greer (see References above) and 1993 song by UK band SMASH
  • The Kunda an article by Michael Lohr

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External links

  • The Etymology of Sexual Slang Terms
  • Cunt: A Cultural History
  • Yoni Yagna - Celebration of Cunt

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