Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Daily Caller On The Fence About "C Word"

Ha ha ha... The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson's redundant GOP bulletin board, can't seem to make up its mind about the vulgarities. Here's their article about evil Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a cunt or, rather, "the 'c' word," and it's hilarious because later in the article they remind us that he also called her "a dumb twat," which I thought was also a dirty word. So "twat" is OK to spell out at the Daily Caller, but "cunt" is apparently just too much. Or is it? Because what's this? Here's the title bar for the page:

And elsewhere on the site:

Yes, that's a link to the same article which resolutely refuses to identify "the 'c' word" (Cannibal? Canadian?). Looks like somebody at the Daily Caller misplaced their "protect the children" style guide.


drew in sf said...

I've always thought that was the dirtiest word in English.

Like, it's OK to call someone a fuckhead, or a motherfucker, or a fucktard, or a fucking jizzbag, or just a plain old fuckfaced fucking fuck, but calling someone a cunt is sure to earn you a punch in the nuts.

dguzman said...

I'm torn on this particular word. I never use it myself, as I like other words better (see Drew's comment for some choice examples). My conflict emerges when I hear someone else use it. When it's a woman saying it, it stings a bit; it's... I don't know... unseemly. When a guy says it, I usually get pissed immediately and give him the nuts-kick he so richly deserves (or at least threaten to, should he ever use it in my presence again).

And just now, staring at the screen cap of Maher's quote on Palin, I feel like if anyone ever deserved to be called some unseemly (or horrific), it's Palin.

See? Conflicted.

Cranky Old Batt said...

Previous comments pretty much sum it up well. Cunt is supposedly the lowest blow you can call a woman. (Like men calling each other bitch. What does that say about us as a society...)

Cougar. That's another c word that makes me fighting mad.

But really, instead of calling caribou barbie vile names, wouldn't ignoring, thus starving the attention whoring GOP poster troll be a better strategy?