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TheMagicCrayon
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The common public's attitude towards the usage of the word 'cunt' is an over-reaction.

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Started: 12/5/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Definition of cunt (n)

Bing Dictionary
cunt
[ kunt ]
1.taboo: a highly offensive term for a woman's genitals
2.taboo: a highly offensive term for a woman
3.taboo insult: a highly offensive term for somebody who is viewed with great dislike or contempt, especially a man

For what it is, and for what it describes doesn't give reason enough to have such an effect on people when used either towards them or when used in conversation in general.
TheMagicCrayon

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I believe that the word 'c*nt' is an offensive word and that considering that meaning that it's most often used to convey [insult form], I think that it has the potential to be very offensive if it is used as a genuine insult.

The word 'cunt' combines many insults that could be used to attack someone with, such as douc*e, fu*ker, w*nker, as*hole, pri*k etc etc, into one.

Also, the public reacts to it so badly, I think, because it is most often used by adolescents trying to rebel against society to a certain extent, and this is not something to be taken lightly.

And to top it all off, it's a nasty sounding word.
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