It was the last bastion of swear words. The one that when you go on the radio you always get warned about. The one that we jokingly use the asterisks for in this blog so you don’t know what we are saying, because no-one swears do they!
But it seems like ‘c***’ is sneaking in to the mainstream. It’s almost safe to say in public, like the way the word ‘f***’ will only bring out a titter and not total outrage.
The latest and raved about wonderful Azealia Banks single, ‘212’ uses the ‘c***’ word. (We tried it out on a Goldblade song a couple of years ago but we are not mainstream).
She uses the word in the single and it’s flashed up on the screen of the video as well to make sure we didn’t miss it.
It’s raised eyebrows but not brought down Western civilisation.
It all seems along way from the outrage of the Sex Pistols expletive strewn Bill Grundy appearance all those years ago. Watching that now seems like a bunch of naughty kids on a school trip- it all looks so innocent!
Does it matter?
Is it a sign of the times?
Are there worse things to bother about?