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So, after a few comments made in a previous post, I'm curious now to how many 'bad' words relate to the female body--and how many insults are associated with women in general. Other languages count. In fact, I especially want to hear about the baddest of the bad words in other languages.

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chrisbarnes
Nov. 15th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
I think someone mentioned this on a previous post, but in French, "cunt" is "con" and is used as flexibly as we use "fuck" - as noun, adjective, adverb, interjected between syllables etc. Apparently Fench tourists in Australia are often amused by the name of the construction company Grocon, which phonetically means "fat cunt".

Interestingly, in French-Canadian swearing, the worst words are religious in origin. "Tabarnac!" (from tabernacle) is the rudest word in Quebec, I'm told.
benpeek
Nov. 15th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
yeah, that was ali with the con stuff, i believe, for she has a dirty mind and is currently in france.

what does tabernacle mean?
chrisbarnes
Nov. 15th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
The tabernacle is the box on the altar that contains the sacred host (bread) for communion, I think. The original Tabernacle was the box that the Ark of the Covenant was kept in.

So the good swearers of Quebec are showing their Catholic traditions, I guess. Crisse (Christ) and Hostie (host) are also Quebecois swear words.
benpeek
Nov. 15th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
cool, thanks.