(Closed) The dreaded “C” word

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Are you offended by the "C" word?
    Yep : (130 votes)
    59 %
    Nope : (76 votes)
    34 %
    Other (I don't really think there's a grey area to the question but who knows) : (16 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    Member
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    For me it depends on who says it, who it is said to, and the meaning and intent behind it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    923 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    Member
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If I’m thinking of the right “C” word, I say that at least once a day. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i don’t mind the “B” word, but the “C” word is just tasteless and beyond degrading in my book.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    Member
    3639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    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
    Member
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Member
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    By The Way 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
    Member
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee

    No prob with that word!  Dont’ know why but it doesn’t bother me half as much as the p word!

     

    @symphony:

    I have a feeling you’re going to get 100 messages with the C word as subject, lol

    Post # 15
    Member
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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

     

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