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Tue, Feb. 21st, 2006, 12:03 am

Living language, my ass

Not! A! Word!

Mon, Feb. 20th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)

No, but "prickle" is!

*giggles and runs away*

Tue, Feb. 21st, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)

Grr! Come back here for your spanking, you naughty creature!

Mon, Feb. 20th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)


Tue, Feb. 21st, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)


At first I thought maybe the authors were being a little cutesy or tongue-in-cheek. But no.

Do you think it's somehow by analogy with scrotal?

Tue, Feb. 21st, 2006 08:42 am (UTC)

I assumed it's with vaginal. Personally, I think the adjectival form of 'cunt' is 'cunt.'

Tue, Feb. 21st, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)

And if it were a word it would be the worst word in the entire world.

Tue, Feb. 21st, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)

It's a nasty word and I do not advocate it's use, but it is used extensively in Victorian novels and is everywhere in "The Pearl," so it cannot be accused of neologism. I think it is a word and a long etymologied one at that. Still, a shitty word not to be used by people who know other ones.

Tue, Feb. 21st, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)

Which Pearl stories use it? If it's in, say, Flunkeyania, that carries some weight with me. If it's in La Rose D'Amour, I declare that tedious wanker Not A Writer, and his writing Not Words.

Sat, Apr. 15th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)

And I thought "pressed his tongue into the cavern of his lover's mouth" was an all-time low.

Actually, "cuntal trough" brings to me the disturbing image from my youth. For a while, they sold hot dog buns that had been baked in a form such that it was a one-piece tiny-loaf but with a slot down the top, to put the hot dog in.

Gawd, did I really go there?

Aren't you glad you invited me? heh