It IS warped, but still there. There are some words or sayings that remind us of something else...not so innocent.
Even hotdog is bad...you can't say some of these words without thinking the other person is thinking the same thing...which in most cases they probably are...which doesn't help at all...ha...where have all the innocents gone?
I can't see the word "period" without thinking of well, you know...
Shark week. :)
Too, too many......pussy, dick, snatch, hooter, grass, ass.........etc., etc.....
See my response to MM below...ha...
Pussy is bad. Do men think using that word is erotic for women...
It's not. We just pretend.
I never got used to using it comfortably... How do you say it... Phewussy? Puhhhussy? It's not an easy word to say....
And I certainly never used it regarding my previous cats...
It beats the c-word. Which is another word that has gotten a bad rep.
It seems to be filled with so much hatred... How can one simple word do that?
Dick is the opposite...still not filled with as much hatred, though...more of a jokey laugh word...
By the way, short for richard got blanked and the animal on which mary traveled got blanked
Check your settings Carla...ha...you might still have your - private settings... Checked or something...
Russian too. I'm not letting any political babble stop me though.;)))
Also, seriously...who has a beaver these days? And I'm including men... We are all scaped these days...to minimal...
A rabbit is a coney, pronounced "cunny". That is easily confused with the name of a body part, so they changed it to "bunny". And that is why a rabbit is called a bunny.
Is That last part true because it is adorable. B)
If you want endless guffaws, just search this word. There is a different opinion in almost every link. And then you come to this link, http://www.cracked.com/article_...day-words.html which is related only because it mentions Bugs Bunny as the source of "nimrod", something I had always wondered about.
The most likely source of "bunny" is the Scots Gaelic 'bun' which means a root or knob, such as the hair bun or a rabbit's tail. The French borrowed the word, and as the French are inclined to do, it eventually became a pastry. It was also drafted to be an alternate term for a person's backside because of the strong resemblance, and the English misspelled it, as the English so often do, to get 'bum'.
But anyway, here is the link to my source: http://mentalfloss.com/article/...sy-word-rabbit
See? There is someone who really likes your comments?
[That's payback for every time you dissed my posts.] :)
Well, I'm sorry if I seemed to dis your posts. You're one of the fondest people I'm of!
Of course I'm just teasing...
Was I supposed to say something to that?
A smile is always a good comeback.
Nice comment but you still seem disengaged. Just an observation.
Crude, Anglo-Saxon bodily terms, namely dick, tit, arse, shit, fuck, cunt, piss, and even fart. Languages are a big interest of mine, so I had to add 'em for reference.)) Like all primitive words, these were innocent, coming straight from nature, first used instinctively and arbitrarily. Crude, but innocent, that's nature for you. They also exist in all languages, dead and alive. Why the bad reputation? The Normans viewed the Anglo-Saxons and their language as uncivilised, the above terms especially due to their excretory and/or reproductive origins, and introduced the Latinate alternatives we see in our anatomy atlases to the Anglo-Saxons, so it's safe to say that post-Norman English is a denatured language. Moreover, the Latinate terms were not even primitives, but euphemisms — in the case of anatomy, they intentionally meant something other than the body parts or functions so they'd sound less harsh. The Anglo-Saxon primitive words thus became taboo aka swearwords, later slang and dysphemisms — in this case, taboo words replacing non-taboo primitives to make them sound harsher. For instance, a lie would be called a lie, not BS, had the Latinate people of reason left the Germanic people of nature alone. You can question reason, but not nature. Question reason and get called uncivil, but question nature and get called evasive, a hypocrite, a prude, and more fail labels. Hey, I'm actually glad I finally swallowed the big red one!
Another thing I ran across: a chit is a note acknowledging debt, or a child. Someone who is annoyed by children might call them "little chits", and you probably thought they were saying "little shits". Now you know. BTW, that also applies to "chit faced" which used to mean young looking. That meaning has totally changed.