Post # 1
We were just watching “Episodes” (the new Matt LeBlanc show on Showtime) that we TiVo’ed from last night. One of Matts lines was “Can you try to not be a “C” for once in your life” (not verbatim). It got me thinking about how unaffected I am by the word. I’ve been called a “C” before and I’m really not in the least bit offended by it but I know that a lot of women are.
Whats the general consensus of the Hive? Are you offended by the “C” word or does it just not bother you?
Post # 3
It really bothers me. I’m not sure if I can articulate exactly why it bothers me so much, but it definitely does. It’s the one curse word I never use, no matter how mad I am.
Post # 4
For me it depends on who says it, who it is said to, and the meaning and intent behind it.
Post # 5
Context can make a big difference here, but in general I am not offended by it.
In fact, I think it can be pretty funny when used correctly. 🙂
Post # 6
Doesn’t bother me at all – I have never been called one, but I guess I don’t understand why it is so offensive, as opposed to the other names I have heard.
Post # 7
At first I thought you meant “Cellulite” because that is what I call the “C” word! 🙂
But yes, I think it is offensive. But cellulite is not 😉
Post # 8
If I’m thinking of the right “C” word, I say that at least once a day.
Post # 9
i don’t mind the “B” word, but the “C” word is just tasteless and beyond degrading in my book.
Post # 10
I can’t explain it either, but I HATE that word. It will literally make me into a tiny ball of rage. I know the UKers use it all the time and to them its not offensive. But I just find it a very harsh pornographic word. And I am probably the most easygoing pottymouth ever. I’ve just never gotten used to it.
Post # 11
In life, I hate that word. Use of it (or really most swear words) is just an indication of a limited vocabulary. It’s awful and makes me cringe.
But I’m not about to ring up a TV station and complain about it’s use. That was an actor delivering lines to create a character. Perhaps that character sees nothing wrong with the word. It’s not like it was on Nick Jr.
Post # 12
Apparently I’ve been a bit sheltered. If someone wanted to message me and share this “c” word with me, I’d appreciate it!
Post # 13
BTW love Episodes!
As far as all demeaning words go, this is the one I have been exposed to the least in my life. I probably didn’t know what it was until I was in my 20s. I think it is the same as all other demeaning/degrading words. It is not used to mean anything positive and therefore it is offensive.
I was at a conference today sponsored by the Anti-Defamation league and we were talking about similar issues. What about a guy who refers to girls casually as a Bitch (excuse me) and his girlfriend doesn’t say anything. Isn’t she silently saying it’s ok? There is no situation where bitch is a positive word towards women… Same thing with phrases like “That’s so gay.” It’s a substitute for stupid or lame.
I think we should be very careful about the words we use and/or hear others use because they have a lot of power.
Post # 14
No prob with that word! Dont’ know why but it doesn’t bother me half as much as the p word!
I have a feeling you’re going to get 100 messages with the C word as subject, lol
Post # 15
i hate the c**t word, its the one word that i dont want to hear – i have a female cousin that uses that word all the time, even in front of her parents which i find shocking, i mean i dont even say the F word in front of my mother and she gets away with c**t – people have often walked out of the room after my cousin starts and her folks are embarrassed by it
Post # 16
@luckyprincess: whats the P word???