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->'''Hamlet:''' Lady, shall I lie in your lap?\\
'''Ophelia:''' No, my lord.\\
'''Hamlet:''' I mean, my head upon your lap?\\
'''Ophelia:''' Ay, my lord.\\
'''Hamlet:''' Do you think I meant [[TropeNamer country matters]]?
-->-- ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Act III, Scene 2

Let's not beat around the bush. This is an article about the word "cunt."

Specifically, how (at least in North American works) it's the one word nobody ''ever'' uses unless they want to break someone down and in the process make themselves look like a total and complete JerkAss. Even shows comfortable with using [[SevenDirtyWords other swear words]] hesitate to use it, and Internet filters sometimes block other words that happen to [[ScunthorpeProblem inadvertently contain it]]. Also known as "the [[TWordEuphemism C word]]". In North America, it is among the worst insults in the (American) English language. It's virtually always used to express bitter, mocking contempt, and is more likely to be directed at women than at men. Considering that the word's literal meaning is simply "female genitalia," the extremely negative connotations attached to "cunt" have UnfortunateImplications. Fortunately, another word, "pussy," exists as a slang word for that part of female anatomy which also has the benefit of sounding relatively cute and innocent, and is a frequently used word in most rap songs.

In other English-speaking countries, it's nowhere near as mind-blowingly offensive (but still a strong expletive) and it's generally unisex or (as in Britain) mainly directed at men, being something like a stronger, crasser version of "asshole". In some situations (i.e., among young [[ViolentGlaswegian Glaswegians]] or [[LandDownUnder Australians]]) it might even be a term of ''[[VitriolicBestBuds affection]]''. See ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' where it's not a word, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch it's a punctuation mark]]; it's also likely to be practically a catchphrase for any LondonGangster. Other languages can have similar uses for the word. In the Dutch language, in particular, it's considered mostly harmless: you're having a cunt day when there's cunt weather outside and the cunt dog ate your cunt homework, which is, as the Dutch say with heartfelt compassion, "cunt for you". [[note]]The Dutch equivalent word is "kut", pronounced exactly the way you think (like "cut", but with a bit of a softer sound - "kuht"). It's also not applicable as an insult to men (though this has been changing recently, due to a certain dutch show, and as the example illustrates, it's most commonly used as an adjective, of sorts. "Die kuthond" (that cunt dog, literally) is, in the context of this example, very much comparable to "that fucking dog". Using it against a woman is still a grave insult, however -- even the swear-happy Dutch aren't likely to do it, except, perhaps, in the heat of an argument. Even then, it's not easily excused.[[/note]] Strangely, in French speaking countries the word "con" means simply "dumbass" or "jerk" and is a mild insult only (it helps that almost nobody uses it in a sexual meaning).

As noted above, in Australia, the word is not necessarily an insult. It tends to be used among the drunk, inarticulate, or lower social stratas within an inoffensive form of BuffySpeak, in the same manner as "fuck." In this context, "cunt," is either a generic term for a single individual, or a generic, vaguely anthropomorphic plural term used to group together different life forms; instead of "lions and tigers and bears," for example, a person might simply say, "cunts."

When the two meanings combine, you can end up with some major ValuesDissonance - for instance, the Englishman who can't understand why his Canadian friend just broke his nose; after all, he was only having a larf, right?

Also see TWordEuphemism.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Back when they could actually run cigarette commercials on television and radio, the Salem brand had a jingle, "You can take Salem out of the country, but... You can't take the country out of Salem." The singer (female) always pronounced country as "cunt-tree", and when they ran the jingle more than once, it always ended on "but..."
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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s dub has the word used only once during the Roberta arc, as Revy is preparing for her one-on-one battle with Roberta.
-->'''Revy:''' ''Listen closely Rock. I'm about to light up like a goddamn firecracker, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. When that happens, it's pretty much over. I'm not even gonna warn you before I give you a second asshole. When she decided to use that shell on me, she made a big fucking mistake. I'm gonna make that bitch wish she was still home cleaning shitty toilets. It's time to go teach this fucking cunt the meaning of pain.''
** There's also Fritz Stanford's CurseCutShort during the Nazi arc where he tries to call Revy this after she makes him [[TalkToTheFist Talk to the Gun]].
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', there's a scene where a man on a nearly empty train is trash talking his girlfriend, and [[SpiceUpTheSubtitles in some translations]], the word "cunt" is used. This is [[spoiler:the straw that breaks Sayaka's back and drives her to become a Witch.]]
* In ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'', Shino tries to teach Tsuda the meaning of the English phrase "dry eyes" by writing "ma_ko aren't getting wet" on the chalkboard. It's supposed to be filled in "manako" (eyes), but it looks a lot like the censored form of "manko" (see Real Life below).
* In one ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' scanlation, Olivier Armstrong gets called a "cunt" by a Central Command general.
* In the episode eleven of the uncensored version of DeadmanWonderland [[spoiler: Rokuro, who just had his ass kicked and found out that Karako was going to infitrate the Undertakers hideout, calls her a cunt that sucks at math.]]
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* There's a ''YTheLastMan'' comic where the leader of the Amazons gets called "cunt" by a girl she's taken prisoner and calmly explains the origins of the word and claims its origins don't justify how it has come to be used as the most offensive swear in the English language... Then, after the girl calls her a bitch, she orders Hero to kill the girl.
** She also goes on a weird rant about how "Only in America" could it come to have that meaning, and claims that in Britain the word isn't particularly offensive. [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch This is inaccurate.]]
* Creator/GarthEnnis has no problem with the word, especially in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', where the first line of dialogue in the series is a protagonist saying, with regards to superheroes, "I’m gonna fucking have you. You cunts."
** Not to mention the "Kitchen Irish" arc of ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'', which featured an aging Irish gangster who threw the word around like it was confetti.
* In one issue of ''PowerGirl'' Satanna can be seen wearing a shirt that says "CU Next Tues" in a flashback, making it a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* Creator/WarrenEllis's viciously accurate historical comic ''ComicBook/{{Crecy}}'' features this gem;
-->''In England, the word "cunt" is punctuation.''
* In ''SavageDragon'', two superwomen named Rapture and She-Dragon fought each other for reasons that aren't important here. Rapture manages to get as far as "You stupid cu -" before she is cutoff mid-sentence.
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[[folder:Fan Fics]]
* ''FanFic/PrettyCureHollywoodStars'' has its sole instance of the word courtesy of Cure Western. Shortly after her friend [[spoiler:Krueger]] gets offed by Scratch, she channels [[KickAss Hit-Girl]] and says, "OK, you cunt, let's see what you can do now!" Notable as one of few times in ''any'' PrettyCure series (canon or fanmade) the word is ever used explicitly instead of merely alluded to or as a CurseCutShort; see below for another instance.
** ''FanFic/FutariWaPrettyCureDragon'' has the martial arts club leader (who is being possessed by one of the villains at the time, mind you) at Ichiban High (a girls' school) call Ryan Lee a cunt. Big mistake. Ryan does ''not'' take kindly to that term being thrown at him or his friends, and he [[WouldHitAGirl punches her halfway across the room]] for the effort. He later notes that he's an equal opportunity fighter if someone pisses him off enough and that he'd never use such a word as that:
-->'''Ryan Lee''': Some people need to realize that you do ''not'' use the C word unless you're among the 1% of the school that's looking for a fight, even if you ''are'' being possessed by a demon at the time.
** [[FanFic/PrettyCureAgentsOfRomero "I SAID LET GO, YOU UNDEAD CUNT!"]]
* In "Fuck the Jesus Beam", the author refers to readers this way, but it turns out that [[FunWithAcronyms it stands for "Cool Understanding Never Terrorizing Superpeople"]].
* Despite having an overall love of swears, ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' only uses the C word once. Especially jarring simply because its used by a teacher referring to a student, and in an apparently affectionate manner.
* Not even the kid-friendly YinYangYo is safe from this thanks to [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5626292/14 this fanfic]]; so DefiantToTheEnd at first:
-->[[spoiler:'''Horace Roark, Jr.''': you can't seriously be listening to this mad shit cunt, aren't you? He stole that toy soldier from your museum, Francis, nearly killed your friend Morgan, and had your daughter aided him on his criminal schemes, Acher; basically, he's GONE LOOP THE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKIN']] LOOP!]]
* Dropped a couple of times in the FanFic/{{Hivefled}}verse, along with the [[PardonMyKlingon troll equivalent]] "[[BizarreAlienBiology gutbucket]]".
* In another case of [[FunWithAcronyms Fun With Acronyms]], the [[Fanfic/TriptychContinuum Triptych Continuum]] brings us the superiority promotion agendas of [[FantasticRacism Canterlot Unicorns Need Equal Treatment]]. Doesn't look right? That's because the ''original'' name was Canterlot Unicorns Negating Traditional Swears. For some reason, they decided that wasn't working out.
* In Fanfic/TheCelestiaCode, it is implied that Jigsaw says this.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''TheBoysInTheBand'': See Stage folder.
* In ''TheHangover 2'', during the bachelor "brunch", Phil calls Stu's ex-girlfriend Melissa "a cunt." This resulting in Phil getting dirty looks for the other customers. The transsexual woman Stu has drunken sex with calmly states while [[UnsettlingGenderReveal revealing her true nature]]: "This is Bang''kok'', not Bang''cunt''"
* In ''Film/{{P2}}'', the antagonist, demonstrating just how insane he is, decides that the best time to use this insult is when the woman he's been terrorizing all night is walking away with his taser after cuffing him to a wrecked car that's leaking gasoline. Predictably, this is the final straw that provokes her into using the taser to ignite the gasoline.
* In an HBO original movie about the Mike Tyson rape case, Mike uses this word during a fight with his girlfriend, who then proceeds to denounce him on national TV in the very next scene. Don King notes while watching the TV footage that "You must have called her the C-word."
* In the British film ''Nil By Mouth'' RayWinstone's [[TheDanza character]] can not go more than three or four sentences without referring to someone else as a cunt.
* ''Film/KillBill Volume Two'':
** Bill uses it at the end, when, [[spoiler: mortally wounded at ''her'' hands, he confesses to the Bride: "No, you're a great person. You're my favorite person. But every now and then, you can be a real cunt."]]
** In the TV broadcast, humorously, the last word is altered to "sore-head."
** It's also used in Volume One by Buck, the scumbag rapist orderly, in telling his latest "customer" about the Bride's spitting tendencies, [[DudeShesLikeInAComa unaware that she's just come out of her coma]], just a few minutes before both of them get what's coming to them in a big way.
** Also in Volume One, the Bride mentions that she can still "see the faces of the cunts that did this to [her], and the dicks responsible"
* In ''Film/{{District 9}}'', a movie which drops {{Cluster F Bomb}}s all over the place due to most of its dialogue being improvised, has the word "cunt" used twice, both by TheDragon Koobus, and both of which are used to refer to prawns he is persecuting.
* In ''Film/{{Memento}}'', Natalie finally gets Leonard to snap and punch her when she refers to his dead wife with the word.
* ''Snakes On a Train:'' "Your mother's cunt smells like carpet cleaner."
* Mrs. Lintott uses the word to describe the headmaster in ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys''. It's notable in a show that flings other curse words around a lot, this is the only time the word is used.
* Gay Perry in ''Film/KissKissBangBang'': "He called her a... Well, a bad name. ({{beat}}) 'Cunt'."
* ''Film/InBruges'' gives us this gem:
-->'''Ken:''' Harry, you're a cunt. You've always been a cunt, and you'll always be a cunt. And the only way you're gonna change is you're gonna become ''more'' of a cunt. Maybe have some more cunt kids.
-->'''Harry:''' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Leave my kids fucking out of it! What have they done?!]] ''[[BerserkButton You fucking retract that bit about my cunt fucking kids!]]''
-->'''Ken:''' I retract that bit about your cunt fucking kids.
* ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'': Clarice Starling's first visit to Hannibal Lecter is made even more unpleasant when one of the other patients snarls "I can smell your cunt!" at her. She then repeats those exact words to Hannibal when prompted.
* ''Film/{{KickAss}}'': Said by Hit Girl to a room full of criminals ("OK, you cunts, let's see what you can do now!"). Given she was a 12-year old, MoralGuardians everywhere rioted.
** The actress once stated that she asked her mother for permission to say the word.
* ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' uses it twice in close succession.
--> "Sorry about the cunt at reception."
* Used to refer to [[Creator/CillianMurphy Jim]] in ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater''.
* In ''Film/InTheLoop'', Malcolm Tucker calls the utterly amoral but profanity-averse Senator Linton Barwick "..an F-star-star-cunt."
* In a female-insulting-a-male example, Amber Sweet of ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' calls her brother Luigi this during the song "Mark It Up." (The same song also features a slight cluster F-bomb in the opening.) "I don't take lip from a cunt!"
* This gets Kristen Wiig's character fired from her job in ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}''.
* Al Pacino hurls it not once, but twice, towards Kevin Spacey in a tirade from ''Film/GlengarryGlenRoss''.
* Ed from ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' uses the affectionate version, but it's very jarring[[note]]outside of the UK, perhaps[[/note]] and used to illustrate what an obnoxious oaf he is.
-->'''Ed:''' Can I get any of you cunts a drink?
* There's a semi-affectionate female-to-male usage early in the Australian horror film ''Primal''. Then Mel, the female in question, teases Anja for her [[note]]apparently uncommon where they're from[[/note]] aversion to the word, trying to get her to say it. And indeed, "Cunt" ends up being the film's last line of dialogue, said as a PostMortemOneLiner by Anja after killing [[spoiler: Mel, who had caught TheVirus, become a monster, and murdered or infected everyone else]].
* Used in a startling way in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'':
-->'''Playground girl:''' You were only in ''Seventeen'' once, and you looked ''fat!'' So stop acting like you're goddamn Christy Turlington!
-->'''Angela:''' ''Cunt!'' I am so sick of people taking their insecurities out on me.
* Creator/MelGibson is officially the first person to ever drop a C bomb in a PG-rated movie (unsurprising, as it was the 1990 film adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''). The line in question was the TropeNamer ("Do you think I meant Country Matters?").
* RyanReynolds in ''BladeTrinity'': "You cock-juggling thundercunt!"
* ''Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople'' introduces JoyDivision with a scene where Ian Curtis repeatedly calls Tony Wilson a cunt.
* Inverted in ''Film/HotFuzz'', when a SwearJar is shown. Each swear is given various rates, while some letters are replaced by SymbolSwearing. ''Except'' the word with the ''highest'' rate, Cunt. In the extra features, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost are on a promotional tour for ''Film/HotFuzz''. They're about to do a TV interview.
-->'''Edgar''': What words can we say on American TV?
-->'''Nick''': Cunt. ''(beat)'' Shit-cunt. ''(degrades into ClusterFBomb)''
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'': "Well, that's all right, then, Einstein. Sit down. Have a scone. Make yourself at home. You CUNT! You stupid, bird-brained, flat-headed--"
* ''Film/TheDeparted''
-->'''Oliver Queenan:''' Do you know what we do here? My section?
-->'''Billy Costigan:''' Sir, yes, sir. I have an idea...
-->'''Dignam:''' [interrupting] Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's say you have no idea and leave it at that, okay? No idea. Zip. None. If you had an idea of what we do, we would not be good at what we do, now would we? We would be cunts. Are you calling us cunts?
-->'''Oliver Queenan:''' Staff Sergeant Dignam has a style of his own. I'm afraid we all have to get used to it.
* ''Film/{{Amadeus}}'' has the word "cunt" yelled audibly when Schikaneder confronts Mozart after discovering he's been writing a requiem instead of the vaudeville he had assigned him. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Even in the PG-rated theatrical version.]]
* John, the protagonist of ''Film/{{Ted}}'' dislikes the word so much that it hurts his ears.
* From ''Return of Film/TheStreetfighter'', after Terry silences Gentoku Ryo as part of a two-person hit:
-->'''Pin Boke''': This cunt's had it, eh?
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Loki uses a more archaic term, but with a similar weight. The phrase "mewling quim" has since become a MemeticMutation, which can cause problems for those who repeat it without understanding its full meaning.
* In the ''{{Pusher}}'' film series there's a particularly odious pimp and drug dealer named "Kurt the Cunt." This was the actor's [[TheDanza real nickname]]. The director met him at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting while doing research for the film and decided to CastTheExpert.
* One of ''Film/WithnailAndI'''s most quotable lines:
--> "Monty, you terrible CUNT!"
* ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' has one to show the resident LondonGangster, Brick Top, is SophisticatedAsHell: "Do you know what Nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by a 'orrible cunt. Me."
* In the movie Flypaper, an English robber at one point uses the word cunt and is told by one of the Americans that we don't use that word over hear.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheSnapper''. Dessie is telling a joke down the pub in this vein:
--> '''Dessie''': What's hard and hairy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside, starts with a "c", ends in a "t" and has a "u" and an "n" in the middle. A cu-cu-cu-coconut!
* In''Film/ScaryMovie 5'', Jody sees the words "whore", "bitch" and "slut" written on the bathroom mirrors (in a parody of BlackSwan), and catches Heather in the act as she's still writing "cun-".
* ''Film/CloudAtlas'''s fourth chapter is full of swearing, but Dermot Hoggins managed to get the film a 15 rating with this trope (to quote the back of the DVD, "contains strong language, once very strong").
* ''Film/{{Crank}}'': "Do I look like I've got 'CUNT' written on my forehead?" Since the film has had scrawled words appearing everywhere throughout, the word immediately appears on his forehead.
* ''Film/TheLoveGuru'': Responding to a complaint that another character can't face something, the title character says "What is it you can't face?" Now say it again in an Indian accent: "[[spoiler:What is it, you cuntface?]]" This was used in a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar lot of advertising material]].
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[[folder:Jokes]]
Q: What do you call a female clone?\\
A: A clunt.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Pops up in ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'', where it's spelled "queynte". An old Anglo-Saxon word.
* Andrew Marvell takes advantage of the archaic spelling "queynte" to pun on "quaint" in "To His Coy Mistress" ("...then worms shall try/That long-preserved virginity,/And your quaint honor turn to dust...").
* Pretty much a BerserkButton for StephaniePlum.
* In the ''Smith and Jones'' book based on the 1980s British comedy series, there's a mock front page of ''The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'', in the style of a modern British tabloid, which includes a correction notice apologizing for the misspelling of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canute_the_Great King Cnut's]] name and assuring readers that the editor responsible has been fired. "Stupid cnut."
* In Ian [=McEwan's=] novel ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' (and the film adaptation), Robbie uses the word twice in a short, obscene love letter which is accidentally delivered to Cecilia, the object of his affection. One thing leads to another, and in the end it doesn't turn out well for either of them... One of the tracks on the film's soundtrack makes a subtle reference to it--the track's name: "Cee, You And Tea"
* Its inclusion in ''LadyChatterleysLover'' was a major issue in the Penguin Books obscenity trial of 1963. A much more recent BBC play about the trial included an uncensored reading of the passages in question. Post-watershed, naturally.
* ''The Good-Morrow'', by 17th century metaphysical poet Creator/JohnDonne:
-->I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I\\
Did, till we loved? were we not weaned till then,\\
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?\\
Or snorted we in the seven sleepers' den?
* In RobertAntonWilson's ''Masks of the Illuminati'', a repressed man is repeatedly mocked by otherworldly spirits - one of their favourite jibes:
--->See you when tea is hot!
* In GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the word is occasionally dropped. Most notably, Asha is attacked in a skirmish by a knight who shouts the word every time he strikes at her, until he eventually pummels her into unconsciousness. He later finds her as a prisoner of war and apologizes for his insulting language, though not for trying to kill her. While a prisoner, she's repeatedly degraded by Suggs, who likes throwing the word around. Asha remarks, "It was odd how men like Suggs used that word to demean women when it was the only part of a woman they valued."
* In his essay "You Can't Kill The Rooster", Creator/DavidSedaris contrasts his foul-mouthed brother Paul with his father by noting that the latter was known to kill a joke with his unwillingness to cuss. "A woman I know who's quite blunt/ Had a bear trap installed in her... oh, you know. It's a base, vernacular word for the vagina."
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Slow Empire'', Fitz, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness for reasons, is being kind of a jerk]] in one chapter. When his bandmates agree to {{Bowdlerize}} a song title to "Rondelation in the Key of C" (the previous title was "Pint Drunk", considered [[FelonyMisdemeanor unacceptable]] for its reference to "illicit ethanol abuse"), he remarks that they're "''something'' in the key of C".
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-c-word-524059.html first recorded instance of the C-word on live British TV]] (or the whole world for that matter) was on ITV's ''The Frost Programme'' on 7 November 1970, when future magazine publisher Felix Dennis let one slip. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxjnfDToQmA Here's the uncut video]]. There was the ''mother'' of all MoralGuardians-shit-storms after this, which led to live broadcasts required to have a 15-second delay. One ([[CaptainObvious Conservative]]) Member of Parliament suggested in the Commons that [[DisproportionateRetribution the offender be hanged.]]
* Used (though censored in the TV broadcast) in the episode "Real Time" of ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'', the guys spend the first few minutes leaving angry voice-mails to their boss, Alice. At the end of the episode, after trying and failing to destroy the voice-mails, they contemplate doing it again, and Adam says he has a great one, after thinking about it all day.
-->'''Adam''': Hello, Alice? Uh, this is uh, Not-Adam. You are a cunt. You're a cunt! You're a dumb cunt."
* There was a classic ''[[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Monty Python]]'' sketch about a man who pronouces all his 'C's as 'B's. At the end of the sketch the other man suggests he try spelling these words with a 'K' instead, leading the first man to observe, "What a silly bunt." This actually got the BBC into a lot of trouble.
* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm''
** Larry David's use of it during a poker game causes an effeminate acquaintance to have a slow motion nervous breakdown. Made all the funnier when David later mentions in retrospect, he "should've said "''pussy''".
** Larry gets in trouble when he submits an obituary for his wife's aunt and the paper misprints a line, "Devoted sister, beloved cunt."
** Marty Funkhauser's joke he tells Jerry Seinfeld: "P.S Your cunt is in the sink"
** Susie in "The Grand Opening": "Fuck you, you carwash cunt! I had a dental appointment!"
* ''Series/TheSopranos''
** Season 2 has a scene where Tony applies it to Big Pussy's wife, causing Carmella to stop him mid-sentence and shut him up.
** Uncle Junior, a by-definition old geezer, breaks his hip in the shower and exclaims "YOUR SISTER'S CUNT!"
** In another case, Christopher gets to go on a movie set and suggests a curse word alternative to bitch - ''pucchiacha''. When asked what it means, he simply deadpans: "Cunt."
* ''TheWire''
** There's a scene where its use causes Stringer Bell, a drug dealer and multiple murderer, to stop in his tracks and look shocked. The full line: "Oh fuck the meet! You harder to get at than my fat wife's ''cunt'', nigger!"
** On a different occasion from the same show.
-->'''[=McNulty=]''': You know something? My ex-wife, the way she acts sometimes, the way she deals with shit.... You would think a less enlightened man than myself, cruder man than myself, a man less sensitized to the qualities and charms and value of women, a man like that; not me, but a man like that: he just might call her a cunt.
-->'''Greggs''': You just called the mother of your children a cunt.
-->'''[=McNulty=]''': No, I did not call her that.
-->'''Greggs''': Yes you fucking did!
-->'''[=McNulty=]''': No, I did not! Let's just leave this, I've got some stuff to do.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': an episode appropriately titled "The C Word" centered around Liz being called this and freaking out. The word was never actually spoken, but a supporting character played by Rachel Dratch screamed "Runt!" whenever it was about to be spoken. ItMakesSenseInContext.
** Averted in a future episode, in which Kenneth says to Liz, "You're acting like a real C-word right now! That's right -- a Cranky Sue!"
* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Tobias was interrupted when arguing with his wife by his daughter: "You selfish cun...try music loving lady!"
** In addition, the name of the family yacht was The Seaward. [[DontExplainTheJoke It's not pronounced to rhyme with steward]].
---> '''Michael:''' Get rid of the Seaward.\\
'''Mother:''' I will leave when I'm good and ready.
*** Of course, Gob's ''new'' yacht is actually called The C-Word. Come on!
* It shows up a few times in ''QueerAsFolk'', mostly fairly casually, but in one case, it was enough to end a friendship.
--> '''Emmett:''' Well I may be a silly faggot, but you know something Mel? You're a Cunt.
* There's an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' where the B-plot involves the victim being killed in a case of "road rage" after striking back at the driver who used "that word." The word is, of course, muted in the flashback depicting the incident. As Catherine and Sara are the ones going over the case, they don't use it themselves; Sara just says, "I hate that word."
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
** "An Inconvenient Lie." Dexter has a serial rapist car salesman bound up on his table; the killer's trying to buy time by picking through Dexter's mind, eventually calling his girlfriend, Rita, a cunt. Dexter, who claims to be completely emotionless, responds by driving a knife into the guy's chest with great force. "'''DON'T!''' ''(Stab)'' ...talk that way about my girlfriend."
** In season 4 Arthur loves this, using it against his wife, [[spoiler:his daughter]], and a random barfly.
** Season 3, Debra to Yuki: "You're really a ''cunt'', aren't you?", or something along those lines.
* For ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' WordOfGod says this is the word {{Narrator}} Ted changes to "grinch" when talking to his kids.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' has no qualms about the use of the word ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny "DON'T YOU DARE USE 'CUNT' AND 'OXFAM' IN THE SAME SENTENCE!"]]), but still couldn't resist the temptation to go with a FunWithAcronyms version at least once.
-->'''Naomi:''' ''* walking away from Cook while giving him the finger* '' "See you next time!"
** And later that same episode, the show demonstrated that it still knows how to use the word to shock.
--->'''Emily:''' "Cook, any chance you could go and be a cunt over there?"
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' is full of [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F Bombs]], and the writers aren't afraid of Country Matters either. In one episode an eight-year-old girl is accidentally sent an email reading "Jesus Christ! what a cunt!" and HilarityEnsues. In another episode spin doctor Malcolm Tucker receives a birthday cake iced with "Happy Birthday C*nt".
--> "Tucker's Law: If some cunt can fuck something up, that cunt will pick the worst possible time to fucking fuck it up because that cunt's a cunt! I've got that embroidered on a tea towel at home."
** The film SpinOff, ''Film/InTheLoop'', turns the use of the word into an artform:
--->'''Jamie [=MacDonald=]''': "Well, if it isn't Humpty Numpty, sitting on top of a collapsing wall like some clueless... egg... ''CUNT''!"
--->'''Malcolm Tucker:''' "Y'know, I've come across a lot of psychos, but none as fucking ''boring'' as you. I mean, you are a real boring fuck! ...Sorry, sorry, I know that you disapprove of swearing so I'll sort that out. You are a boring F-star-star-''[[LastSecondWordSwap CUNT]]''!"
** The actor who plays Tucker, Peter Capaldi, is known for being exceptionally good at delivering the C-word. In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXeZHgkMHEU an ad for MacMillan Cancer Support]] he talked about cancer as [[SelfDeprecation "Not my usual Big C"]].
*** And, when the last two shows combined and Peter Capaldi met ''Series/{{Skins}}''...
---->'''Mark:''' "Fuck off out of my house, you miserable Scottish cunt!"
* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' features prissy Charlotte using the euphemistic version--while having her friends try on bridesmaid dresses, she objects to Samantha's efforts to raise the hem line--"No! I don't want anyone to see your... ''see you next tuesday''"
* In one episode of ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' an MP, Richard Graham, had referred to another person as a cunt (apparently while drunk) on his blog.
-->'''Stuart Maconie:''' He called some Labour guy in his constituency... I can't say this word... the C word.
-->'''Ian:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint A Conservative?]]
-->'''Paul:''' No, I believe he was referring to the four letter version.
-->'''Ian:''' Oh.
-->'''Paul:''' Tory.
** Also:
-->'''BobMonkhouse:''' I think Ian forgets that he is working in tandem with a man who was described by The Guardian as a cult.[[note]]''The Guardian'' was at one time noted for typographical errors[[/note]]
* ''TheUnitedStatesOfTara'': One of Tara's alters defaces one of the murals she had been working on with "Die Yuppie Cunt". When Marshall and Kate discuss which alter did it, they repeat the word. A lot.
* Copious usage in ''{{Series/Deadwood}}''.
** Noteworthy, in that the first use of this word in the show is within ten minutes of the very first episode, and ''by a woman'', at that.
-->'''Calamity Jane:''' It's only WILD BILL HICKOCK you got stranded here in the muck! Y'ignorant fuckin' cunts.
* In the pilot of ''Series/TrueBlood'', Denise Rattray, a trashy dealer of vampire blood, spews it out to the main character, who in turn drawls "That just proves how low-rent you really are".
** Debbie and Pam drop the C-bomb a couple times too.
* ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' is not afraid to use this word as a part of being DarkerAndEdgier retelling of the story.
* ''Series/{{House}}'': Cameron, of all people, gets away with the "see you next Tuesday" variant, though ItMakesSenseInContext--this is during Chase's attempts at courtship by saying he likes her once a week; the line's delivery didn't suggest the hidden meaning, but the euphemism is not hidden.
* All things considered, it was probably inevitable that [[AshesToAshes Gene Hunt]] would turn out to be known in underworld circles as "Hunt the --" * disapproving glare*
* ''DeadLikeMe'' has Delores Herbig using the "see you next Tuesday" variety, IIRC.
* Louis C.K.'s HBO sitcom ''LuckyLouie'' has this exchange come up in an argument about the existence of {{God}}:
-->'''Jerry''': Well, of course there's a God.\\
'''Rich''': What proof is there of that?\\
'''Jerry''': Well, what do you think made you, asshole?\\
'''Rich''': The fuck does that mean?\\
'''Jerry''': Where'd you come from?\\
'''Rich''': My mother's cunt.\\
'''Jerry''': Okay, well where'd she come from?\\
'''Rich''': Her mother's cunt. And her mother's cunt before that. And it goes back like that from cunt to cunt to cunt to cunt all the way back until eventually you get to that slimy fish with no legs.\\
'''Jerry''': Okay, well where'd the fish come from?\\
'''Rich''': His legless mother's cunt. You see, everything and everybody comes from their mother's cunt.\\
'''Jerry''': Well, uh, with all these cunts, I mean, they had to come from somewhere. Well, where'd they come from?\\
'''Rich''': I guess they all come from one big giant cunt.\\
'''Jerry''': Yeah-- and that's God!
** One episode involved the word more prominently when Louie and Kim have a fight, things get heated, and he calls her a cunt. Obviously, she shuts down and refuses to talk to him, and he ends up accidentally calling her a cunt again, ''twice'', [[DiggingYourselfDeeper during his apology]].
* ''WillAndGrace'': Almost said by Karen, unsurprisingly:
-->'''Karen:''' ''(to Lorraine)'' Hit the road, you syphillitic toad.
-->'''Lyle:''' Karen, if there's one thing I will not tolerate, it's rhyming insults.
-->'''Lorraine:''' Sow.
-->'''Karen:''' Cow.
-->'''Lorraine:''' Runt.
-->'''Lyle:''' ''(to Karen, who is very clearly about to say something starting with "C")'' Stop it!
* In an episode of ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' on Profanity, it's the only word even the anti-censorship commentators are hesitant to say. Most of them do, but radio host Mancow refuses, claiming his wife will kill him.
** On the other hand, there seems to be some implied use of it as immediately after the stream of the word "cunt" it cuts to a scene of the main opponent of the matter for the episode, a woman.
* Averted: Caprice Bourret used it live on daytime television while discussing ''TheVaginaMonologues'' without any uproar at all.
** Similarly, Creator/JaneFonda blurted out on ''The Today Show'' how she offered to do a monologue titled "Cunt" and nothing came of it... except for the guy on the seven-second delay likely having an aneurysm.
* The BBC had to be astonishingly careful when discussing the word on the Oxford English Dictionary Word Hunt show ''BalderdashAndPiffle'', including ContentWarnings both before and during the show. (It aired pre-{{Watershed}}.) It sought out the etymology of various words. [[DoubleEntendre One episode explored 'cunt' in some depth.]]
* It carries less stigma in Britain, of course, but one episode of ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' had Stephen Fry describe "countryside" as "the act of murdering [[SmugSnake Piers Morgan]]."
* "Dirty" Den on ''{{Eastenders}}'' once failed to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Get Crap Past The Radar]] when the actor left rather ''too'' long a pause in the middle of addressing a PC as "constable" - there's a fine art in getting the insult noticeable but not blatant. [[DontTryThisAtHome Try it at home, kids!]]
* In ''An Evening With Creator/KevinSmith 2: Evening Harder'', while speaking in London, Kevin talks about the difference between saying the C-word in England (''Right on, mate!''), and saying it in America (''Ugh. Cunt?'').
* At a ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' convention, Trace Beaulieu almost referred to Kim Cattrall with the word, but caught himself halfway through. His censored version also showed up on an actual ''MST3K'' episode.
* British comedian Will Smith (''not'' the Hollywood actor) hosted a documentary called ''The C Word: How We Came to Swear By It.''
* Subverted in the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Beginner Pottery":
-->'''Pierce:''' (referring to Shirley) Well, I guess now we know what the C in Captain stands for ...
-->(everyone gasps)
-->'''Pierce:''' ... crabapple!
* Nathan uses it relatively often in ''{{Misfits}}'', frequently when he's chatting up a girl (his seduction techniques are notoriously terrible). The pilot episode also features this argument between two girls:
-->'''Alisha:''' Shut up you chav.
-->'''Kelly:''' [[BerserkButton If you call me a chav one more time]], I'll kick you so hard in the cunt your mum will feel it.
** And the season 2 finale, when the boys are discussing what their super-hero names should be:
-->'''Nathan:''' *points at Simon* The Invisible Cunt!
-->'''Simon:''' Why am ''I'' the Invisible Cunt?
-->'''Nathan:''' You just are, man. Get used to it.
* HBO's ''Series/{{Rome}}'' loves this word, frequently combining it with Roman blasphemy ("Juno's cunt!") [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that ancient Roman curses were almost entirely scatological and the equivalent of "cunt" [[note]]''cunnus'', which oddly enough is not believed by etymologists to be directly related to ''cunt''. According to ThatOtherWiki, the former has cognates in Greek and Persian and has been traced to the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European word ''kutnos'', "crack", while the latter comes from the Germanic languages and one of two PIE roots - ''gon'', "create" or ''gune'', "woman".[[/note]] was one of the milder ones.
* Showtime's ''Series/{{Californication}}'' has a scene where an obnoxious party attendant calls Karen a cunt and even presses his luck with her in front of Hank Moody (Catch You Next Tuesday). Hank then causally walks up to the man and in the words of Les Grossman, punches him in the face really f'in hard.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had a sketch about music executives trying to get Cee-Lo Green's single "Fuck You" changed so it can air on TV (as "fuck," like "cunt," is one of the seven words you can't say on TV). One of the executives (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) calls a female censor a "...world-class ''Country Strong''".
* In ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', Irish suspect O'Brien asks whether Gene Hunt is rhyming slang. What for is discreetly left out.
** Which makes for a great BrickJoke in episode 1.06 of ''AshesToAshes'', where a character demonstrates:
--->'''Chas''': His name's easy. Rhymes with my favorite word. In fact, we used to call him [[CurseCutShort Hunt the-]]
* On ''RuPaulsDragRace'', the drag queens are encouraged to display their [[FunWithAcronyms Creativity, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent.]]
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' one of our early signs that Joffrey Baratheon is in fact pure evil is when he uses this term to refer to Arya Stark.
** Bronn isn't a terribly bad guy (OnlyInItForTheMoney at least) but he makes his opinion of Joffery quite clear in "Garden of Bones":
-->'''Bronn''': There's no cure for being a cunt.
** [[PragmaticVillainy Asha Greyjoy]] unleashes an awesome [[ClusterFBomb Cluster C-Bomb]] as she verbally bitchslaps her dumbass brother [[StupidEvil Theon]] in front of all his troops:
-->'''Asha''': Are you the ''dumbest'' cunt alive?
* Played with in ''Series/VeronicaMars'', episode "Look Who's Stalking":
-->'''Kendall:''' Oh, well if it isn't Little Miss Teen Getaway. Your dad and I were just dealing with a little trouble.
-->'''Veronica:''' Like, trouble with a capital "T", that rhymes with "C", [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that stands for...]]
-->'''Keith:''' Veronica!
-->'''Veronica:''' [[BlatantLies What? I was going to say "cute.]]"
* A recurring segment on ''ThisHourHas22Minutes'' is “Computer Corner”, in which Gunter Wilson teaches the audience about computers despite knowing virtually nothing about them. One sketch dealt with Instant Messaging and Gunter used several abbreviations including an unfortunate one for “See you next Tuesday.” The audience doesn’t see the abbreviation but the implication is clear.
* In an episode of ''Series/MidsomerMurders'', a character calls Barnaby's constable at the time a "right constable", where his accent and the emphasis make it obvious what he means.
* In the series ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Joss Whedon predated his addition of the word "quim" to the movie ''Film/{{The Avengers}}'', when he had the rogue police Womack utter the line "You are an ugly-looking little quim, you know that?" to a male postal worker.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Averted in The Exploited's famous protest song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwnkFlVRCZc "Maggie You Cunt"]], which [[BlatantLies respectfully disagrees]] with the socio-economic policies and legacy of former British Prime Minister MargaretThatcher.
* Parodied in Kevin Bloody Wilson's song ''You Can't Say Cunt In Canada''.
* Averted with Music/AnalCunt, obviously.
* Music/GunsNRoses' ''Greatest Hits'' album includes a PrecisionFStrike in "Since I Don't Have You" ("Yeah, we're fucked!"), but their CoverVersion of the Dead Boys' "Ain't It Fun" has the radio version due to the line "Ain't it fun when you tell her she's just a cunt?". It also shows up in "Bad Obsession", with the verse "I call my mother/She's just a cunt now/Said I'm sick in the head".
* Used as part of a pun in Bo Burnham's ''I'm Bo, Yo'' showing that he's not afraid to be offensive and brash.
--> ''Go to a vagina orchard''
--> ''Count 1-2-3''
--> ''Spin that plant around''
--> ''You've got a third world country.''
** [[spoiler: ''Third whirled cunt-tree.'']]
* The Death! Death! Die! song "Kiss of Poseidon" has a series of PG-13 verses regarding women of rather indiscriminate affections, which each chorus is simply the repeated phrase "Cause you're a cunt! A stupid cunt! Such a stupid cunt! Yeah!"
* Azealia Banks her break-out hit 212 makes liberal use of it, as do quite a few of her other songs.
* The song "In My Country" by the Lemon Sisters features a female singer entreating lonely sailors to come and visit her country. That is, the nation in which she lives. For some reason, she keeps pausing in the middle of words.
* In his song "Dr. Stephen", Music/StephenLynch sings about being a gynecologist. After spending the entire song tap-dancing around this trope with [[LastSecondWordSwap last second word swaps]] and [[UnusualEuphemism euphemisms]], he announces that he "could never say "cunt" to an audience".
* [[http://seananmcguire.com/songbook.php?id=155 This]] ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' {{filk}} where Sue Richards-nee-Storm [[PowerPerversionPotential redefines the phrase "country mile" thanks to her Fantastic elastic husband Reed]].
* ShooterJennings (son of [[WaylonJennings Waylon]]) titled his first album ''Put The 'O' Back In Country''. [[CaptainObvious Not a Toby Keith fan, we're thinking.]]
* In the SexPistols song "Pretty Vacant", guess how Johhny Rotten pronounces the last syllable of the title?
** And Sid Vicious' version of FrankSinatra's "My Way" changed the line, "My friend, I'll say it clear", to "You cunt, I'm not a queer".
* LastSecondWordSwap in the EmilieAutumn song "Miss Lucy Had Some Leeches": "''Hell''-o to the surgeon with scalpel old and blunt/ he'll tie you to the table and he'll mutilate your/ ''come'', it's nearly teatime ..."
* TISM's song '[[EvenEvilHasStandards I might be a cunt, but I'm not a fucking cunt]].' Amusingly, early in the song they promise, 'I might have screwed your sister, but I'll never screw your mum...' only to declare at the end, 'I mightn't tell the truth all the time, hey, but [[CrossesTheLineTwice what's your mum's number]]?'
* One of the verses from ThePolice's song "Rehumanize Yourself" is "Billy's joined the [[ThoseWackyNazis National Front]]/He was always a little runt/He's got his hand in the air with the other cunts/You've got to humanize yourself".
* The Anti-Nowhere League, "So What" (later covered by {{Metallica}}):
--> I've [done something evil or disgusting] and I've [something else, etc]; so what, so what, you boring little cunt?
* TheLonelyIsland [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt2OVAgkHBc Just 2 Guyz]]
--> "Who invited Steve? That Steve is a cunt!"
** Also used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVdca9U9LM We Like Sportz]], again in regards to Steve.
--> "I like my friend. He's a real guy's guy. He's not a loudmouth like that cunt-hole Steve!"
** These are used as [[PrecisionFStrike Precision F Strikes,]] as both songs are among the tamest the LonelyIsland has ever made.
* [[LynyrdSkynyrd Ronnie Van Zant]] said it in a throwaway line during the live version of "Gimme Three Steps" found on One More from the Road (and also on Gold & Platinum).
* Averted with a song by the Asylum Street Spankers.
--> My cunt, my cunt,
-->My ''country'' calls to me,
-->Asshole, asshole,
-->''A soldier'' I will be...
* "Blubber Boy" by Regurgitator might be the only song featuring the c-word ever to have charted in Australia or anywhere in the world. Nobody noticed the line "rub me on your cunt, I'll come back again".
* "Australia the Lucky Cunt" is an EP by TISM.
* In the Frightened Rabbit song "Poke", the singer laments the slow death of his relationship. He wonders if, instead, they should just rip off the bandaid and "kick its cunt in and watch as it dies from bleeding."
* The unreleased {{Deadmau5}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guZghcLxb4U Seeya Next Tuesday]] is this, but only if you really think about it first. (Wait a minute, "Seeya Next Tuesday"? C...U...N-ext...T-ues...[[LateToThePunchline oh.]] [[DontExplainTheJoke Uhh...]])
* [[TheDoors The Doors]] "Break on Through" features the lines "I found an island in your arms/Country in your eyes..."
* Canned Heat's ''Going Up The Country (where the water tastes like wine)''. Babe, don't you wanna go?
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[[folder:Stage]]
* ''TheBoysInTheBand''. It becomes a RunningGag.
-->'''Michael:''' Sunt! That's French, with a cedilla.
** Later:
--->'''Michael:''' Donald, you are a real card-carrying cunt![[note]]In the film adaptation, Donald responds, "Finally! I thought you'd never get there!"[[/note]]
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Chicks Using Nasty Tactics, a tag team from Wrestling/{{WSU}}
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Perhaps the ur-example in mainstream comedy comes from GeorgeCarlin, who naturally included "cunt" in his groundbreaking seven dirty words you can't say on television. Carlin being Carlin he seems perplexed by the peculiar aversion that many people, particularly women, seem to have towards the "C-word" in particular and notes that unlike other words like "snatch", "box" or "pussy" "cunt" is not a euphemism.
* [[{{Titus}} Christopher Titus]] - ''Norman Rockwell is Bleeding'': (Talking about the time he fought with Erin over cheating on him when they broke up while they were dating) "And she took everything I threw at her man! She ''even took the 'C' word''! I know! ...she's perfect!"
* Creator/BillHicks used the word freely once when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdKpR9qNtg handling a female heckler.]]
* [[LastSecondWordSwap Averted]], then lampshaded and subverted by Stephen Lynch in his Gynecology song.
--> '''Lynch''': When your legs are open, I'll begin the gropin', but I fear I must be blunt / I would just as soon not go near your balloon knot, think that I'll stick to your... front. ''Laughter I'' would ''never'' say "cunt" to an audience... '''ever'''!
* LouisCK has a whole segment about the word (and how much he loves it) on one of his HBO specials. He says that it sounds "chocolatey and round on the end" and that he sings it to himself in the laundry room. He uses it sparingly in every show, really.
** A (scripted) stand-up scene in an episode of {{Louie}} has him dealing with a female heckler by using it, though.
-->'''Heckler''': You did not just call me a c-word!
-->'''Louie''': No, I called you a cunt.
* Creator/JimmyCarr uses this word frequently.
* Billy Connolly gave this gem in a recent stand-up:
-->'''BC''': You're a cunt. You're such a cunt. Why, you're so much of a cunt, that if there were a contest to find out who the biggest cunt was, you'd come in second. Why? ''Because you're a cunt!''
* In the JimJefferies HBO special I Swear to God he had a special light that flickered signalling the 15 minute mark of his show, because HBO was afraid of losing viewers before the 15 minute-mark (ratings are counted in the first 15 minutes of a tv program) and you can noticeably see that he's seen the light when he starts his panda joke "Aren't pandas cunts?"
* Arj Barker plays on this on one of his Australian tours, throwing the word into the mix when doing an encore skit about Aussies giving directions to foreigners.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare created the TropeNamer in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' when Hamlet is feigning "insanity" around Ophelia.
** There's an instance in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' where Malvolio finds a forged note by Sir Toby that appears to have come from the Countess, and proclaims it authentic based on the handwriting: "See how she makes her ''C''s, her ''U'', ''an'' her ''T''s, and thus makes her ''P''s."
** This quote allowed the BBC to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with saying it very prolifically]] when they aired the scene at 6:40pm on a Saturday night.
* There's another example by Shakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''. In Act 3 Scene 3, Iago tries to insinuate that Desdemona is not as pure as she seems. He uses the phrase "country disposition", alluding to both the stereotype of the open and passionate Venetian woman and, well...you know.
* Shakespeare also has a bilingual example in ''HenryV,'' in which the French-speaking Princess Katherine, getting an English lesson from her lady-in-waiting, is both horrified and amused to discover that the English words "foot" and "gown" (which Katherine and her lady mispronounce as "coun") resemble the French words for "fuck" and "cunt."
* Some feminists have attempted to reclaim the word; there's a piece in ''The Vagina Monologues'' called (what else?) Reclaiming Cunt. (seriously, it culminates in loud, repeated exclamations of CUNT!!! It is pretty awesome to behold), and there's Inga Muscio's book ''Cunt: A Declaration of Independence''. Hasn't ''quite'' been reclaimed on the level that "queer" has been for gays, but it's still something to note.
* The Ugandans in ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'' are quite fond of the word, and "Hasa Diga Eebowai" abounds with it.
---> '''Mafala:''' When God fucks you in the butt\\
'''Ugandans:''' Hasa diga eebowai!\\
'''Mafala:''' Fuck God right back in his cunt!
** Later in the song, we get this:
---> '''Ugandans:''' If you don't like what we say/try living here a couple days./Watch all your friends and family die./Hasa diga eebowai! Fuck you!/Hasa diga eebowai!/Fuck you God in the ass, mouth, and cunt-a,/Fuck you God in the ass, mouth, and cunt-a,/Fuck you God in the ass, mouth, and cunt-a,/Fuck you in the eye!
*** The song ends in a great exclamation of "Fuck you God! In the cunt!"
* In ''Theatre/{{Road}}'', Skin Lad knows there's about to be a fight when the skinheads start calling him 'cunty'.
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[[folder:Tabletop [=RPGs=]]]
* There was a sourcebook for the superhero TabletopGame ''SilverAgeSentinels'' literally called Country Matters. It was a roster book of female supers.
* ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' has no problem with the word. This would not, in itself, be too bad. It then starts throwing around phrases like "mouth-cunt", "cuntress", "cunt-pipe" (really) and the name "Cuntrina".
** Considering that this is the RPG "system" infamous for (among many, many other things) rape tables and a truly astounding level of misogyny, this sort of fades into the background noise.
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[[folder:TVTropes Wiki]]
* ScunthorpeProblem
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', this word is dropped several times through the course of the game. Considering the other [[NWordPrivileges offensive words that are used]] and the overall [[BlackComedy cringe worthy]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice subject matter]] of the game, its not surprising. However, it's thrown in for attentive radio listeners in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'': ([[{{Pun}} Head Radio]] music station is hosted by none other than DJ Michael Hunt, who states his name pretty frequently.
--->'''Michael Hunt''': You can call me Mike.
** And let's not forget this from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'': [[FunWithAcronyms Citizens United Negating Technology for Life and People's Safety.]]
** Trevor Philips of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' prefers to eschew the subtlety of the previous examples.
---> Argh, fucking shit! Cunt! Cunt! Cunt! Cunt! Urg, cunt!
* RockstarGames' own ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' uses the word three times, two of which are in fairly quick succession.
* Both [[TokenEvilTeammate Vico]] and the narration text throw this around a lot in ''ADanceWithRogues''.
* ''BrokenSaints'' has no qualms with swearing, but it's worth pointing out that only Mars uses this word.
* The Brute Splicers in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' are about as civilized as they look, language and all.
* Hinted at a couple of times in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''; the way Isabela asks Aveline if Donnic [[UnusualEuphemism "satisfied the demands of your Qun"]] is quite...suggestive...and then there's the following gem:
-->'''Varric''': So I told him, 'This is a kingdom, which makes you a king. But it's also a country.' [[RefugeInAudacity What can I say, I like my interrogations to be a two-way street.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Prototype2}}'', a mission involves Heller being informed of a Blackwatch Tank Commander who made some inflammatory remarks about his deceased wife and calls Dana Mercer a "pasty hacker cunt". [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Dana's objection is at being called "pasty"]].
* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'''s Justine DLC, Basile calls [[TheBaroness Justine]] (aka [[spoiler:you, the player]]), a cunt, among other unsavory names. Considering [[ToThePain what she did to him]] his anger is understandable.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* A ''SomethingPositive'' strip had this as the next-to-last line of hostility Mike crosses with regards to [=PeeJee=]. He even stammers when he says it. The last line? Physical threats. Which of course results in pain from her many friends.
* Hunter Ravenwood of ''SuicideForHire'' freely drops a ClusterFBomb just about every other strip, but only drops the C-bomb for emphasis, e.g. when "encouraging" (at gunpoint) a group protesting against gay marriage to disperse.
* A near use of it occurs in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=542 by a schoolmate of Annie's mother in a flashback]], before he gets [[CurseCutShort punched out]] by Eglamore.
* ''BladeBunny'' expresses a hope that Bunny will get her Money, then giggles and tries to work out other words that rhyme with Bunny. One starts with C and leaves her laughing helplessly. See 'Coney' in Real Life examples below.
* Jessica to Carrie in [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/291 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}''
* Penelope in [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1707 this strip]] of ''QuestionableContent''.
* [[http://xkcd.com/75/ this]] Webcomic/{{xkcd}} comic.
* At ome point in the surrealist comic ''5ideways'', Emerald is testing out their surroundings. "[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Hm. Biting into an apple results in a rain of cunts. Hardly useful.]]"
* TheOatmeal has [[http://theoatmeal.com/comics/c_word this]].
* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' managed to provide the image for {{Spoonerism}} by having a pet-store employee attempt calling a puppy for sale a "capable runt", and failing... badly.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* LetsPlay/TheAuZZieGamer often calls the guards in ''Hitman'' and ''Splinter Cell: Conviction'' this.
* In [[BennettTheSage Suave's]] review of ''[[LoveHina Love Hina, Again?!]]'', Naru is trying to think why the events of the OVA are happening.
-->'''Suave''': Because you are a cunt. (Calmly drinks martini)
* In [[WebAnimation/PonyDotMov PARTY.MOV]], Pinkie Pie wears a shirt with the word cunt clearly written on it.
* As per current Australian language customs, WebVideo/MrDoodleburger uses the word in nearly every line in several of his GagDub videos.
* [[WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory "Screw you, you big black cunt!"]]
* Used in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' episode 39 by Vegeta to Android 18. The others' faces express pure shock, and what follows is 18 giving a CurbStompBattle to the Saiyan Prince.
* [[WebVideo/AnotherDeadHero James Carlson]] has used the word multiple times throughout his reviews, including one in his Film/DemonKnight review aimed at Youtube for Copyright Claims for one of his reviews (Though he didn't actually say it, it was a end credit note), then there was the time in his "Double Switch" review where he couldn't give credit to [[TheHills Spencer Pratt and Hedi Montag]], who he referred to as "Famewhore cunts". Then there's a more straight and harsher example during his Film/NoOneLives review.
-->'''Flynn''': (Responding to Heather saying he killed the one good person) Yeah, well, what does that make you?
-->'''James''': A cunt. (Just simply stares into the camera)
* Very much averted with GameGrumps, seen as Jon drops it in the first few minutes of the first episode.
* Whenever Yahtzee of ''WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation'' brings up his contract, it is represented by the Escapist logo holding up a piece of paper reading "Contract: say 'cunt' a lot." A [[ClusterFBomb Cluster C-Bomb]] usually follows.
* Website/SFDebris thoroughly avoids using this word, the only time he censors his profanity.
-->[describing Dr. Pulaski] You're a complete [[LastSecondWordSwap cun-temptable person]]!
* In Creator/DougWalker's ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' vlogs, his friend Jori got called it for her hatred of a character, and he and Jason alluded to it afterwards (with Jori banned from being on-screen)
-->'''Jason''': Careful, you may be called the c word.
-->'''Doug''': (laughs) Nice. (big 'innocent' smile) I may be called candy! That's a c word, right?
-->'''Doug''': Jason: (beleaguered) Yes. Yes. Good Doug.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** There's an episode where Wendy dumps Stan. Stan asks Jimmy (the stutterer) to tell her that's she "a continuing source of inspiration to [him]." Unfortunately, Jimmy ends up telling Wendy, "Stan says that you're a cont--... you're a cont--... Stan says you're a cont--cont--cont..."
*** Wendy's reply is, "Well, tell Stan to f**k off!", with the corresponding bleep.
*** [[WordOfGod Parker and Stone]] themselves said they couldn't believe ComedyCentral [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar let them get away with that one]].
** Also from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': "Balzac was a writer, he lived with Allen Funt / Mrs. Roberts didn't like him, but that's 'cause she's a / [[LastSecondWordSwap C[o]nt-aminated water can really make you sick..."]] ("Something You Can Do With Your Finger")
** In the episode "Clubhouses," Randy and Sharon Marsh get into an argument that reaches a climax when the former loudly shouts a bleeped word. Sharon is visibly outraged and says: "You just used the C-word!" A confused and somewhat surprised Randy replies: "I did?"
** Tiger Woods calls his wife this in "Sexual Healing", and it is ''not'' censored.
** Russell Crowe starts to call a woman this in "The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer", but it's cut short.
* Similarly, Roger in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' uses this when Francine orders him off the phone. "I'll call you later, the boss is being a real- '''C'''atch '''U''' '''N'''ext '''T'''uesday!"
** That lady is a real C-word. Hey, we're all guys here; I'll just say it: "Cuckoohead."
* In an episode of WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy, Quagmire asks Brian about the sign on his new RV:
-->'''Brian''': "Quagmire's Cross-Country Tour." Uh, isn't there an "o" in "country?"
-->'''Quaqmire''': Nope!
** An early episode had Brian call Meg a "whiny, little runt", Lois gasps in shock and Brian assures her that he said runt.
** One episode has the poster for the school lesbians' club printed with "C U Next Tuesday!"
** Also, this DVD-only scene in "Road to Europe":
-->'''Woman''': Ah, [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Winston]]. Drunk again, I see.
-->'''Churchill''': Yeah, well you're a cunt.
** And another from one of the Frank Sinatra episodes:
-->'''Brian''': We love the work of Allen Funt...
-->'''Stewie''': Or a nicely shaven [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion leg]]!
** "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou" episode features this exchange:
-->'''Brian''': I don't know. Although, your sunburn was pretty bad, I suppose it could be... the C Word.
-->'''Stewie''': What the hell does that have to do with anything?!
-->'''Brian''': No, cancer.
-->'''Stewie''': Oh, oh, I-I thought you meant... it's not important. Oh no, cancer!
** In one early episode, someone on Wheel of Fortune has to solve a puzzle: GO [[spoiler:T]]UCK YOURSELF[[spoiler: IN]]. Peter remarks that this one was even tougher than MY HAIRY [[spoiler:A]]UNT.
* ''{{Archer}}:''
-->'''Cheryl:''' My last name isn't Gimble like on my W-4. It's Tunt.\\
'''Archer:''' Tum again? ''({{beat}})'' What, nothing?
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* That was a [[{{Spoonerism}} Cunning Stunt]].
* Creator/MelGibson during his epic profanity ridden phone rants against his ex-wife dropped c-bombs like they were candy, among many, many other creative insults.
* Though it's not known for sure, some linguistic scholars have speculated that the Norman word "Count" did not replace the Germanic word "Earl" in England due to being too similar to "cunt." If this is true, the word "countess" was presumably dissimilar enough.
* "Did you know Stuart Adamson?" "He was a Big Country member." "Oh, I remember." This is derived from the original comment in Australian Federal Parliament by early 1970's Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in response to an angry outburst by a member of an opposing party (Country Party - now the Nationals half of the Liberal/National Coalition): "I'm a Country Member!" Gough Whitlam - "Oh, I remember".
* In a particularly obnoxious possible example, University of Colorado football players have reportedly called [[JackieRobinsonStory teammate Katie Hnida a cunt]] while [[http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/rick_reilly/02/16/hnida/ brutally hazing her]]. When CU president Betsy Hoffman was later called on the carpet to explain why the coach wasn't fired, she responded that "cunt", in Chaucer's times, was a term of endearment and perhaps that's what the players meant. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunt#Referring_to_women Really.]]
* Probably apocryphal example doing the rounds:
--> '''Australian sovereigntist''': We're going to have our own independent state and call it the Principality of Australia!
--> '''Her Majesty the Queen''': You can't do that, you don't have a Prince.
--> '''Australian sovereigntist''': All right then, how about the Kingdom of Australia?
--> '''HMQ''': No, because you don't have a King.
--> '''Australian sovereigntist''': What do you suggest then?
--> '''Prince Philip''': Why not leave it the way it clearly is. A ''country''.
* Similarly, ''When we had an Emperor, we were an Empire. When we had a King, we were a Kingdom. Now MargaretThatcher is in office, and we have a country.''
* "Coney" (pronounced "cunny" in Britain) is an old word for "rabbit" that fell out of use because it sounded like "cunny," another version of "cunt." "Rabbit" is the main replacement, but it's obvious that "bunny" is a modified form of "coney."
* Trying to talk about the place in England called "Scunthorpe" can prove difficult on message boards with censor software. Averted, as nobody would ever want to talk about Scunthrope anyway. Scunthorpe was the TropeNamer for malfunctioning censor software - see the ScunthorpeProblem.
* UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy was hanging out with some friends and his wife when he mentioned that someone was a real Charlie Uncle Nan Tare. Jackie then asked what a Charlie Uncle Nan Tare was, since she didn't understand he was using phonetics. No one wanted to answer.
* The example in the lead to this article was taken directly from a court case said to have taken place in Manchester, England. When the judge asked the Canadian what he'd have done if his friend had called him a child molester instead, he replied that he wouldn't have been nearly as angry, because that wasn't anywhere near the insult that "cunt" was.
* There was an inn called the "Flying Cunt" somewhere in Transylvania. The local feudal lord AND his entire court were regulars there.
* The Japanese equivalent of "cunt" is "manko", and is similarly treated as one of the most vulgar words in the Japanese language. It's always bleeped if said on television, and if written down, it very often has the middle "n" character blanked out. You'll never be able to look at [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Ma]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mako_Shark ko]] the same way again.
** Yakimanka, a street in Moscow, is only one phoneme away from being Japanese for "roast cunt".
* In Mandarin Chinese, the equivalent is "bī" (屄), and has about the same effect and usage, with one weird exception: "niú bī" (牛屄, sometimes with a different last character but with the same sound), usually abbreviated as "NB" on Chinese message boards, can mean "really fucking cool" when used to describe something, and either "badass" or "total dick" when describing a person, depending on whether you mean it positively or negatively.
** On a related note, [[http://www.anecdotage.com/index.php?aid=18912 this discussion]] was brought up between Creator/QuentinTarantino and Creator/ConanOBrien regarding ''Film/KillBill''.
* The Dutch equivalent of "cunt" is "kut", and is used quite regularly in the Dutch language, as said above. It is more of a prefix than that it's used alone though, and in some youngsters use to denote a female's external reproduction organs as well. Young children will be corrected, but everyone above the age of 15 will not be, and, though, most don't use it in polite coversation, it is used quite a lot in informal talks.
* In Spain and Venezuela, the word "coño" is dropped left and right, and although the literal translation ''is'' "cunt" (as in "women's genitalia"), it seems not to be considered as such a horrible thing to say (in fact, it's one of the first swear words young kids learn and use without being punished). The word can be used as an exclamation of:
** surprise ("¿¡Qué coño ha pasado!?" = "What the fuck happened!?")
** joy ("¡coño, cuánto tiempo sin verte!" = "holy fuck, I haven't seen you in a long time!")
** annoyance ("¿Qué coño quieres?" = "What the fuck do you want?")
** And certain variations of the word can mean something different. For instance the augmentative "coñazo" (it means "big cunt") can mean "boring, unbearably dull" ("¡Esto es un coñazo!" = "This is fucking boring!"). On second thought, it would seem that "coño", in Spanish slang, is the equivalent of the English "fuck" (but is actually less vulgar).
* Used in the second line of the anthem of Bella Guerin Hall, a hall of residence at the University of Ballarat. Restrictions have recently been placed on when the song can be chanted, for obvious reasons.
* Political protestors upset at reduction in public spending by the Coalition Government in Britain 2011 have been seen displaying placards decrying Cameron and Clegg for "putting the N in CUTS".
* The Chicago Tribune once printed an article about the use of this word. Even though they carefully avoided the word itself, the article title, "You C*n't Say That" made it obvious enough that the ''entire section the article was printed in'' was pulled out at the last minute[[note]]That is, after the papers had been delivered to the distribution centers, which is their absolute last stop before being brought to stores and people's homes.[[/note]] at great expense.
* In regards to the example provided at in the page description, Australians of all ages and genders often use cunt not only as a term of affection ("He's a good cunt, that cunt"), but as a designator ("Yeah, it was that cunt over there"), descriptor ("Oh, that fucking cunt, he's a deadshit"), group name ("Oi, you cunts, listen up!") or nickname ("G'day y'old cunt, howyagoin?"). This has also given rise to the curious saying that Australia is "Where you call your mates cunt, and some cunt mate." As an inversion, An Australian can pack enough venom into a single word, often "Mate", with vocal inflection alone, that it is exactly equivalent to saying "Cunt" (as an offensive term) in its place.
* Similarly, a Glaswegian asking a friend to join them at the bar will likely say something like "Awright ya cunt, fancy comin' for a drink with that cunt Shug an' all they other cunts?".
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gropecunt_Lane Gropecunt Lane]], which was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* Somewhere in coverage of the Tea Party protests in the US, there's a photo of a man wearing a T-shirt that reads "I love my country" below a rebus of UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton + a tree.
* Mr. Vincent Caravella of Giantbomb will not be living down his dropping of the C-word for a long time.
* Sort of [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in Russian, where the equivalent of the C-word (pizda/пизда), although by no means socially acceptable language, is not considered the most vulgar word to use. That dubious honour goes to a word for male genitalia (khuy/хуй).
** You can also say "pizdaty" (cuntly), which is a ''mat'' adjective with the meaning of "fine, excellent". Or "pizdets", which means "fiasco, total mess". Yes, ''mat'' is illogical.
*** Reversed in Poland, with exactly the same words, where the 'cunt' equivalent is again the worse word, while 'chujowy' (dick-ly) is a midly offensive negative adjective, while phrases like 'tępy chuj' (dumb dick, literaly ''blunt'' dick) can be either negative or affectionate, depending on the people and context (the latter heavily influences by an adult cartoon that thrives on swearing).
* In fulfilling its guiding purpose, Cockney Rhyming Slang has a completely innocuous way of saying it, Berk, which comes from Berkeley Hunt, rhyming with cunt. Now you know a way to say it without anyone knowing, providing no one around you speaks Cockney...
** Cockney has another inoffensive (indeed, somewhat affectionate) version; charlie, after some otherwise long-forgotten person called Charlie Hunt. This can also be a literal (still inoffensive) version.
** Rumor has it that, for some years after Sir Antony Blunt was exposed as a Soviet spy, Cockneys were in the habit of calling each other "a right Sir Antony."
* Creator/JaneFonda was appearing in a benefit production of the above-mentioned ''TheVaginaMonologues'', and while being interviewed about it on ''Today'', casually mentioned on live daytime tv the title of one of the pieces. Meredith Viera apologized on behalf of NBC, and it was censored for broadcast in later time zones. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/14/nbc-apologizes-for-jane-f_n_86686.html]]
* A still-common Western Australian urban legend claims that Curtin University of Technology was originally going to be called "Curtin University of ''New'' Technology". Given that its pre-university name was the Western Australian Institute of Technology, FunWithAcronyms was already something of a habit.
* In what was subsequently referred to as a "prominent speech error", Radio 4 news presenter James Naughtie referred to Jeremy Hunt the Culture Secretary as [[{{Spoonerism}} Jeremy Cunt]] on a live broadcast, before completely [[{{Corpsing}} losing it]].
* Some believe the word "squaw" to be this, in reality, it's just the Algonquin word for "young woman." It didn't take on demeaning connotations until the late nineteenth century, and now the ''mistaken'' etymology has made the word unacceptable in many circles.
* In the north Wales town of Caernarfon, the word ''cont'' is freely used by younger residents in the town without intention to cause offence, its use not unlike ''mun'' in South Walian English or ''mate'' in Australian English. Seeing as Caernarfon punches above its weight in Welsh(-language) culture, - the town only has around nine thousand inhabitants but the vast majority of these use Welsh as their main language - this is very well known.
** One translation for "cunt" in Welsh is apparently [[http://clwbmalucachu.co.uk/cmc/cheat/cheat_swearing.htm ''corris'']] ... which wouldn't please the inhabitants of a [[http://www.corris.co.uk/ village in deepest Gwynedd]].
* “They said I hated Jimmy [=McCullough’s=] guts. What I really said is that he’s a nasty little cunt. There’s a big difference, you know.” – Geoff Britten, Wings drummer, claiming he was misquoted in ''Melody Maker'' (''Taken from the book'' Bitch Bitch Bitch'', compiled by David Wheeler and Mike Wrenn'')
* Many historians and linguists have speculated that, after the Norman conquest of England, the continental rank of "count" was replaced with the Anglo-Saxon "earl"[[note]]Pre-Norman earls wielded power and prestige on the same level as a continental "duke"[[/note]] as the peerage rank above "baron" for just this reason. Notably, with the lack of any equivalent female term for "earl," the word used is "countess."
* Association football (soccer) example: John Terry's much-publicized racism scandal involves him telling Anton Ferdinand (one of the opposing players) that the latter is a "f***ing black c***t".
* As of 2014, "cuntish, cunty, cunted, and cunting" have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. See Jezebel's article about it [[http://jezebel.com/cunty-cuntish-cunted-and-cunting-added-to-oxford-engl-1543768870 here]].
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