Re: "Cunnus" should be accepted, proper term for female genitalia

Discussion in 'C Programming' started by Andy, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    x-no-archive: yes
    Moira de Swardt wrote:
    > "Bret Ludwig" <> wrote in message
    >


    >> If uterus, anus, umbilicus, phallus or penis, etc, etc are the
    >> proper terms for those parts of the body, shouldn't "cunnus" be the
    >> proper term fror the vagina, labia and vulva?

    >
    > Not a Latin scholar, I see. Latin has gender specific nouns. -us
    > (m) -a (f) -um (n).



    Interesting stuff. So 'cunna' would be the proper term? 'Cunnae' for
    plural?

    I always thought '****' was the acceptable term these days.

    Cheers,
    Andy.
     
    Andy, Jan 27, 2007
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  2. Andy wrote:
    > x-no-archive: yes
    > Moira de Swardt wrote:
    >> "Bret Ludwig" <> wrote in message
    >>

    >
    >>> If uterus, anus, umbilicus, phallus or penis, etc, etc are the proper
    >>> terms for those parts of the body, shouldn't "cunnus" be the
    >>> proper term fror the vagina, labia and vulva?

    >>
    >> Not a Latin scholar, I see. Latin has gender specific nouns. -us
    >> (m) -a (f) -um (n).

    >
    >
    > Interesting stuff. So 'cunna' would be the proper term? 'Cunnae' for
    > plural?


    Moira de Swardt is in error, and is no Latin scholar. You were right:
    cunnus, -i (m) is, in the words of Charlton T. Lewis, "the female
    pudenda." Such use can be found in the writings of M. Tullius Cicero, C.
    Velerius Catullus, and M. Valerius Martialis.

    Q. Hortius Flaccus uses this grammatically masculine term as a
    synecdoche for both a female person and for an unchaste woman.

    Latin has grammatical gender; Moira de Swardt, who should be ignored,
    confuses this with sex.
     
    Martin Ambuhl, Jan 28, 2007
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  3. Andy

    Peter Moylan Guest

    Andy wrote:
    > x-no-archive: yes Moira de Swardt wrote:
    >> "Bret Ludwig" <> wrote in message
    >>

    >
    >>> If uterus, anus, umbilicus, phallus or penis, etc, etc are the
    >>> proper terms for those parts of the body, shouldn't "cunnus" be
    >>> the proper term fror the vagina, labia and vulva?

    >>
    >> Not a Latin scholar, I see. Latin has gender specific nouns. -us
    >> (m) -a (f) -um (n).


    Not a Latin scholar, I see. The word in question is masculine.

    > I always thought '****' was the acceptable term these days.


    Only in English. With all this cross-posting, who can guess what's
    acceptable in the other groups?

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    Peter Moylan, Jan 28, 2007
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  4. "Andy" <> wrote in message
    > Moira de Swardt wrote:
    > > "Bret Ludwig" <> wrote in message


    > >> If uterus, anus, umbilicus, phallus or penis, etc, etc are the
    > >> proper terms for those parts of the body, shouldn't "cunnus" be

    the
    > >> proper term fror the vagina, labia and vulva?


    > > Not a Latin scholar, I see. Latin has gender specific

    ouns. -us
    > > (m) -a (f) -um (n).


    > Interesting stuff. So 'cunna' would be the proper term? 'Cunnae'

    for
    > plural?


    Someone else has pointed out that "****" has non Latin origins.

    As to "proper" term, the "proper" term is the one used medically and
    anatomically, namely "vagina" with the other terms used above
    describing parts of the vagina.

    > I always thought '****' was the acceptable term these days.


    Of the terms used by people in the ordinary course of events when
    referring to female genitalia, "****" is probably one of the more
    emotive ones. There are women, and doubtless men as well, who find
    its use offensive to a greater or lesser degree, so I would argue
    about it being the "acceptable term" these days.


    --
    Moira de Swardt posting from Johannesburg, South Africa
    Remove the dot in my address to find me at home.
     
    Moira de Swardt, Jan 28, 2007
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  5. Andy

    Grinner Guest

    "Andy" <> wrote in message
    news:45bb360a$0$13514$...
    > x-no-archive: yes
    > Moira de Swardt wrote:
    >> "Bret Ludwig" <> wrote in message
    >>

    >
    >>> If uterus, anus, umbilicus, phallus or penis, etc, etc are the proper
    >>> terms for those parts of the body, shouldn't "cunnus" be the
    >>> proper term fror the vagina, labia and vulva?

    >>
    >> Not a Latin scholar, I see. Latin has gender specific nouns. -us
    >> (m) -a (f) -um (n).

    >
    >
    > Interesting stuff. So 'cunna' would be the proper term? 'Cunnae' for
    > plural?
    >
    > I always thought '****' was the acceptable term these days.


    It's the term I've been most familiar with these last 40 odd years, and I
    don't think it's about to change as I'm not familar with too many dead
    languages.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Andy.
    >
     
    Grinner, Jan 28, 2007
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  6. Andy <> wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    > Moira de Swardt wrote:
    > > "Bret Ludwig" <> wrote in message
    > >

    >
    > >> If uterus, anus, umbilicus, phallus or penis, etc, etc are the
    > >> proper terms for those parts of the body, shouldn't "cunnus" be the
    > >> proper term fror the vagina, labia and vulva?

    > >
    > > Not a Latin scholar, I see. Latin has gender specific nouns. -us
    > > (m) -a (f) -um (n).

    >
    >
    > Interesting stuff. So 'cunna' would be the proper term? 'Cunnae' for
    > plural?
    >
    > I always thought '****' was the acceptable term these days.


    Yes, for such things ad Hillary Clinton, I suppose.


    --
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    "If guns kill, do pencils cause spelling errors?"
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Peter_Bj=F8rn_Perls=F8?=, Jan 28, 2007
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  7. Moira de Swardt wrote:

    > "Andy" <> wrote in message
    >
    >>Moira de Swardt wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Bret Ludwig" <> wrote in message

    >
    >
    >>>>If uterus, anus, umbilicus, phallus or penis, etc, etc are the
    >>>>proper terms for those parts of the body, shouldn't "cunnus" be

    >
    > the
    >
    >>>>proper term fror the vagina, labia and vulva?

    >
    >
    >>>Not a Latin scholar, I see. Latin has gender specific

    >
    > ouns. -us
    >
    >>>(m) -a (f) -um (n).

    >
    >
    >>Interesting stuff. So 'cunna' would be the proper term? 'Cunnae'

    >
    > for
    >
    >>plural?

    >
    >
    > Someone else has pointed out that "****" has non Latin origins.


    I must have missed this. Most dictionaries still say "origin unknown".

    >
    > As to "proper" term, the "proper" term is the one used medically and
    > anatomically, namely "vagina" with the other terms used above
    > describing parts of the vagina.


    Total nonsense spread around by schoolteachers who are ignorant. The
    term is "vulva". The vagina does not have a great many "parts".

    --
    Rob Bannister
     
    Robert Bannister, Jan 31, 2007
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