Making Me Chuckle

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I confess that sometimes I leave the TV on low volume while I work at home. I don't pay that much attention to it. This morning as I was replying to my emails, Jane Fonda was on the Today show talking about the Vagina Monologues. She used the "C" word, and I heard it and bristled, but it didn't occur to me that you can't say that on morning television. It only caught my attention because it's an ugly word. Five minutes AFTER the segment, poor Meredith Viera had to come on and apologize to the TV audience for Jane's slip-up. THAT made me chuckle.


Meegs said...

I would argue that its only an ugly word because we let others make it into one. If I wanted to use it to describe my vagina, and I was using it in a loving way... then is it really ugly?

Redhead Mommy said...

Eh...I tend to think we have a lot of unattractive words for the female genetalia. Although, the term "hoo-hoo" is okay!

Mainline Mom said...

I have to disagree with Meegs on this one...that's like saying the "N" word is only ugly because we let it be. Like black people can use the word to refer to each other and it's somehow less ugly in that sense. I don't think so. Besides the fact that it usually is used to refer to a person, not a part of her body.

RM - Hoo-hoo works for me :)

Undercover Mutha said...

Ha ha! I read the news story, and I was wondering if that was the word she used. Jane's a little too old to care about what she says on public television, even if she was trying to explain that she didn't like using the word or whatever she was trying to explain.

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