There seems to be a lot of controversy over the word CUNT on this forum. The difference is that in the British Commonwealth CUNT isn't a bad word at all. I have friends that use it all the time and as an American it took a while to get used to this. In America CUNT is the most vulgar word you can possibly utter. We are taught this from a young age. For some reason its even worse than PUSSY.
In the British Commonwealth, it's even used as a term of endearment. "My mate is such a good cunt".
Aussies use it almost exclusively as a term of endearment.
Don't believe me... read about it on Wikipedia..
And what they say on Quora...
Get over it. It offends the very AMERICAN lady Vaxxylady, so she asked that you don't use it. If you can't come up with another word then you're definitely a cunt (the American kind).
Melania so sad. Such favorite vword for Melania, but Melania respect all things on favorite platform of information and love. Melania love to all - clams. Melania flower look like big, giant sea clam try to close.
I've got a great meme/photo to share on this topic as soon as I can send it over from my phone. (it's clean, I promise.)
Spaniard use the word "coño" the same way. And as a generic swear work like we use the F-word or "dang". I had moved back to the US for many years and was shocked when a woman called her own kid that then remembered I was back in Spain...
As so many people seem to find the aforementioned word offensive, I will cease using it on this site. From now on I will refer to each antivaxxer as a Smeghead, whether male or female. Equality and all that…
Just to add my perspective on this.
When I was in the UK in the early 90s I heard the word used frequently. More often than not it was applied to men. For example, 'so and so is a real c***', the way we would say 'so and so is a real dick' in the U.S.
It was definitely a rude word in the U.K. but in common use and not considered outrageous like in the US.
However, since I moved to the UK ten years ago I don't think I've ever heard it used even once. Maybe it is being used a lot less nowadays or maybe I just hang out with more educated people now.
I'm in Australia and someone is pulling your leg that it is a term of endearment. Maybe between bogan blokes, but not for women. It's just as nasty here as in the USA.
I hate euphemisms such as "n-word" and the use of *s or symbols in the place of letters in words that usually some authority figure made taboo to us, without logical justification, at some stage of our upbringing.
It's so pointless and intellectually dishonest as the reader instantly translates the pseudo or altered version of the word anyway. The writer has invariably communicated the same word but with some twisted sense of logic believes they have exonerated themselves of communicating an offensive word. If the altered word isn't to be interpreted that way why bother using it at all.
Get over it people. Write the real word or don't write anything at all, certainly don't use some dishonest half-measure.