Do you think people are using the word 'cunt' more these days than they used to?


#1

My colleague showed me some meme on her phone which had the word in it, just all casual. It’s a word I’ll use very sparingly as (for me) there’s something that still jars about it. But it seems to be in more prevalent use these days.

What do you think?


#2

Yeah, I reckon.


#3

I really don’t like it. Should be reserved for use in extreme circumstances only.


#4

Yeah, it’s not a word I use very often. Usually reserved for the worst of Tory ministers.


#5

Yeah, they definitely are.


#6

It’s most Glaswegians’ first word.


#7

You know, if someone calls you a berk, they’re calling you a cunt.


#8

Dunno. Always used it a lot, always been round people who use it a lot.


#9

I’m with him


#10

the cunt


#11

Don’t think I’ve ever said it out loud


#12

I genuinely believe John Lydon calling an ITV audience of millions “fucking cunts” in 2004 opened the floodgates to the word being more widely used.


#13

nothing funnier than tv presenters getting panicked/flustered after someone curses. bellends


#14

They’re not really though, are they.


#15

they probably don’t realise it. Berk is shortened from ‘Berkley Hunt’, in rhyming slang.


#16

QI klaxon


#17

Probably. Though have always been around people who use it a lot.

We definitely don’t use it as much as Aussies though. One of my Aussie mates regularly just describes his dad as a cunt (“going to meet the old cunt for a beer”) and has on a few occasions accidentally used the word “cunt” to replace a completely different word in a story and immediately had to correct himself because it made no sense.


#18

I know the etymology. But no one actually uses the words interchangeably, do they? Your daft mate is a berk. Nigel Farrage is a cunt. Different things.


#19

Yeah, I guess it’s just evolved that way


#20

Yes I would Kent