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I knew I was forgetting something! I just found this sitting in my draft folder. I just never hit publish! Duh!

I agree. It’s refreshing to be able to have an intelligent discussion. There are several folks around here lately who start off sounding intelligent, and then a few replies in, reveal themselves as either misogynists or worse.

I am happy that you are neither.

As to your question…?

Cunt is the one epithet that I can literally count on one hand the number of times that I have used. It is also the most reviled in US English, at least as far as I know. According to dictionary.com:

All senses of this word are vulgar slang and are very strongly tabooed and censored. The meanings that refer to a woman and a contemptible person are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as highly insulting and demeaning.

For both the men and the women in my circles it is considered the highest of insults, and is very rarely spoken — never in the company of women. I can’t remember the last time I heard it spoken out loud!

I hear what you’re saying about judging a person, which is something I do try to avoid. Their behavior? Now that’s not something I have a problem with… and I also don’t have a problem explaining why I’m judging a person’s behavior to be unacceptable to me, to their face, and to enter in a conversation of what might be more acceptable and respectful to other people in the area. I, unfortunately, am not always able to ignore people when I’d like… My job requires that I interact with everyone here, and there are more than 150 souls in this company. They are all artists, and as such, tend to have their quirks. They are also, for the most part, twenty-somethings newly graduated from a variety of schools and are still in need of some… guidance, shall we say? on certain behaviors that have no home in a place of work. If I just ignored them, the entire studio would be utter chaos!

Raised a smile here.

Glad to be of service..! And the meds are mostly sorted. Now if I could just my brain back in service 100%? Things would be golden! They tell me tired and muddle brained could take as much as a week to go away completely.

Good talking to you John.

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