Ok, so admit it. My use of the "c" word scared some of you off. Comments went way down for my last post, so either people have packed their virtual bags in a huff over my obscenity, or else it was just a crap post and no one knew what to say. I stick by my bold use of the "c" word, it contributed to the story I was telling, I had to do it! If my life was filled with people who in a fit of drunken exhilaration shouted, "stupid ninconpoops!" in a crowded restaurant instead, I can tell you that I would find a new group of people to hang out with. Life is a varied and rich experience, colourful language just adds to it sometimes.
That said, I witnessed a near car accident from the window of my second story flat the other day. Both people were at fault, yet the one driver (male) yelled an assortment of vulgarities at the other driver, who was female. She was visibly flustered, yet he kept shouting at her to "Fucking drive properly!" and "Get out of the fucking way!" I stood at the window extremely indignant at this fucking asshole that didn't care that this poor woman, initially apologetic, was getting really upset, hence affecting her ability to get out of his way. She finally composed herself enough to get out of his way, for which she was greeted with "Stupid, fat, fucking see you next Tuesday!"
I was leaning out the window at this point, debating whether to shout something at him, but I was neither bold enough nor witty enough to come up with anything to actually say. Knowing me, had I mustered up the courage I would have shouted some dumbass comment like, "Hey, you can go to hell you...you...dumb minivan guy with a comb-over!" You know, because that would show him. I was just completely shocked that a man said that to a woman, filled with so much venom, AND he threw a nasty comment about her weight in there!
The moral to this story is, though I did say the nasty "c" word in my post, I abhor its use in anger. If a man is shouting it at a woman, I find it particularly reprehensible. I am far too much of a feminist to think it's a word to be used with any regularity. I am however, partial to "fuck", "dweeby nutwad" and "twat". I know frequent swearing is the last bastion of the unimaginative, but then why does it feel so gooooooooooood?