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#61 rodent

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    Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:01 PM

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    morgan, in the newsroom where i work i regularly hear cuss words. oftentimes, worse things than i would say myself! haha. i'm sure if i worked in an environment where i didnt hear it everyday, i'd be more likely to sound less like a trucker. that being said though, i think most workplaces use professional language at all times and i fully agree with you not liking the use of the word bitch to connote an agressive woman in the workplace.
    my problem is I slip when it's professional time so I'm trying to just to eliminate it all together. I hate when I hear myself say "that sucks" in a meeting with my boss or presenting something.

    I don't have a problem with "the B word" really, it's just the over use of it for agressive women. That's why I decided to start saying "abbrasive". I like agressive women- more power to them! But, I don't care for "see you next tuesdays."

    I've been watching "denise richards- it's complicated" and everytime she swears she donates a pair of shoes to goodwill. Maybe I should do something like that. withhold chocolate from myself? I'm not in to shoes.

    my mom was telling me how some of the teachers get really upset when kids say "pimp." They find it really offensive. A guy in my class in high school got in big trouble for calling benjamine franklin a pimp. My mom tried to explain how to kids now it's not really a bad thing. She also had to explain 69 to another teacher who didn't know why it made the kids laugh.

    #62 Hartyt509

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      Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:03 PM

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      Harty, I can remember the first time I heard an American talking about some guy smacking her fanny! I was like, "WHAT?!!" lol
      Cracks me up everytime lmao I'm such a child pmsl

      I wish I didn't swear but sometimes there is no other word for someone than a swear word lol I frequently find myself being very polite putting the phone down and letting rip lmao there again I am in a room on my own lol

      #63 rodent

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        Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:03 PM

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        In fact, "c" wasn't considered obscene until the 17th Century. The earliest known reference in English is to a street frequented by prostitutes called "Gropecuntlane." Which sounds like a Monty Python joke, but it's not. (Sound it out.) In fact, according to some etymologists, "c" was not used as a term of abuse for a woman until the 20th century. Before that it only referred to a part of the body.

        According to critic Matthew Hunt, it was replaced like other four-letter words by polysyllabic ones, which were considered more respectable. He explains: "Thus, 'c' was replaced with 'vagina' and 'vulva', 'crap' gave way to 'excrement', and 'piss' was surpassed by 'urine'."

        According to etymologists, the modern word "c" does not relate to the Latin word cunnus, meaning pudenda. We're not sure how they're so sure of it, but they swear "c" comes from the Germanic root, kunton meaning female genitalia. Which is interesting if you consider the fact that the Germanic root is ku- meaning "hollow place," and the Latin root is keu- meaning "to cover, to conceal." These days the "c" is definitely considered a hole and not something that goes over or covers something else. Then again, in the end, a cunnus is a kunton, is a "c".

        I got this from this link:

        History and meaning of the word cunt - gURL
        Are you sure it wasn't critic Michael Hunt?

        #64 starchild

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          Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:33 PM

          Okay Brits I'm dying here, you've got to fill us in - what is a fanny in your slang? Is it your, um, frontside? Or a "c"? LOL

          #65 jajajaja

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            Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:43 PM

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            my mom was telling me how some of the teachers get really upset when kids say "pimp." They find it really offensive. A guy in my class in high school got in big trouble for calling benjamine franklin a pimp. My mom tried to explain how to kids now it's not really a bad thing. She also had to explain 69 to another teacher who didn't know why it made the kids laugh.
            And since we are still jacking this thread up-
            One of my sociology professors was talking about the term "tossed salad" being used to refer to America society rather than melting pot. Every time she said tossed salad the class would laugh. She thought she was just being interesting. So she began to ask questions like "If we were to create a tossed salad what would you put in it." Kids began shouting out things like carrots- more laughter, cucumbers- even more laughter. Poor thing never got it.
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            #66 Nrvsbride

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              Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:46 PM

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              Are you sure it wasn't critic Michael Hunt?
              I have no idea I just copied it and pasted it. If its a typo its from the author who wrote it not me. LOL.

              ~Rachel that tossed salad thing is hilarious!

              #67 Martha

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                Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:52 PM

                Not Michael Hunt, but Mike Hunt!

                #68 Spazz

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                  Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:15 PM

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                  And since we are still jacking this thread up-
                  One of my sociology professors was talking about the term "tossed salad" being used to refer to America society rather than melting pot. Every time she said tossed salad the class would laugh. She thought she was just being interesting. So she began to ask questions like "If we were to create a tossed salad what would you put in it." Kids began shouting out things like carrots- more laughter, cucumbers- even more laughter. Poor thing never got it.
                  Can someone explain to me what a "tossed salad" is? I have heard it 100 times and have never known what it meant?!?!

                  #69 Dbld78

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                    Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:47 PM

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                    Can someone explain to me what a "tossed salad" is? I have heard it 100 times and have never known what it meant?!?!
                    Lizz it's nasty.... it's a reference to orally stimulating the anus... Makes you really want to order a tossed salad with your meal....lol!

                    #70 alex

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                      Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:53 PM

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                      Originally Posted by Just Martha
                      Not Michael Hunt, but Mike Hunt!
                      LOL!!!

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Dbld78
                      Lizz it's nasty.... it's a reference to orally stimulating the anus... Makes you really want to order a tossed salad with your meal....lol!
                      Mmmmm LOL




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