Wrath and satire are certainly needed for the objects of her ire: Hers are not just the exasperated rants of a grumpy, old ish columnist. Deveny's frequent thematic target is capitalism, whose "fundamental tenet" is to cultivate human dissatisfactions in order to sell us stuff that won't fix them, a self-awarded licence to print money. High on her list is sex and its commodification she attends "Sexpo" only to discover that it is "no more arousing than a massive book clearance or top-name Manchester warehouse sell-out"closely followed by traditional sex roles.
Dr Quimn, Mad Woman broadcast in There is a lesbian magazine titled Quimand related to the term are the portmanteau words 'queef', 'kweef', 'quiff', and 'queefage', all meaning 'vaginal fart' and derived from 'quim' in combination with 'whiff'.
In addition to the clumsily Anglicised 'quim', 'cwm' was also adopted into English with the more accurate phonetic spelling 'coombe', from the Old English 'cumb'.
Indeed, so common is the word in English placenames that Morecambe Bay is often mis-spelt Morecombe: There is also a song titled Biddy Mulligan: In America, 'combe' appears in the name of Buncombe County, from which the slang term 'bunkum' is derived.
Congressional representative Felix Walker, ending a long-winded House of Representatives speech Consumerism by catherine deveny an analysisinsisted that he was "bound to make a speech for Buncombe" Jonathon Green, Thus, 'buncombe' became synonymous with nonsensical speech, and was later simplified to 'bunkum'.
We have seen how 'cu' originated as an ancient feminine term.
In the Romance languages, the 'cu' prefix became 'co', as in 'coynte', the Italian 'conno' and 'cunno', the Portugese 'cona', and the Catalan 'cony'.
This 'co' prefix may also suggest a possible link with the Old English 'cot', forerunner of 'cottage', and with 'cod' as in 'codpiece''cobweb', 'coop', 'cog', 'cock', 'chicken', 'cudgel', and 'kobold', though this is not proven. The 'co' prefix is found most abundantly in Spanish, which provides 'concha' 'vagina''chocha' 'lagoon', a vaginal metaphorand 'cono' 'vagina'.
Suzi Feay finds 'cono' preferable to the coarser-sounding 'cunt': There is also a Castilian Spanish variant 'conacho'and a milder euphemistic form: In Mexico, Spaniards are known colloquially as 'los conos', indicating Mexican surprise at the word's prevalence in Spain.
The transition from 'cu' to 'co' can be seen most clearly in the progression from the Old French 'cun' and 'cunne', to the Middle French 'com' and 'coun', and the modern French 'con'.
These terms contain the letter 'n', and this is a clue that their evolution from 'cu' was indirect. The missing link is the Latin term 'cuneus', meaning 'wedge'. Euphemistically, 'coin' means 'conceive', and 'coiner' can refer to a man who impregnates a woman, thus the word has a demonstrably sexual, if not explicitly genital, connection.
Thus, 'cuneiform', 'coin', and 'cunt' share the same etymological origin: The connection between 'cuneus' and 'cunt' is 'cunnus' Latin for 'vagina'; perhaps also related to 'culus', meaning 'anus'and this connection is most clearly demonstrated by the term 'cunnilingus' 'oral stimulation of the vagina'.
In this combination of 'cunnus' and 'lingere' 'to lick'we can see that 'cunnus' is used in direct reference to the vagina, demonstrating that the 'cun' prefix it shares with 'cunt' is more than coincidental.
The adjective is 'cunnilingual', and cunnilinus is performed by a cunnilinguist. Another link is shown by the 'constrictor cunni', one of the muscles of the vagina.
Euphemistic variants of 'cunnilingus' include 'cunnilinctus', 'cumulonimbus', 'cunning lingus', 'Colonel Lingus' t-shirt slogan'dunnylingus' incorporating the slang 'dunny', meaning 'toilet', suggesting cunnilingus performed in a bathroom'cunnichingus' cunnilingus performed with the chin'conulingus' a contraction of 'con you cunnilingus'and "Canni langi" Michelle Hanson, It is often comically confused with 'cunning linguist', as in the Sluts song Cunning Linguistand was evoked by the Not The Nine O'Clock News song and album Viz has created the convoluted euphemisms 'cumulonimbicile' a combination of 'cumulonimbus' and a mis-spelling of 'imbicile', referring to a man who cannot perform cunnilingus"cumulously nimbate", and "cumulonimbulate" Roger Mellie, There are many terms derived from 'cunnus' that have either literal or metaphorical vaginal or maternal connotations: Also from 'cunnus' is 'cundy', which means 'underground water channel' and is slang for 'vaginal fluid', a vaginal metaphor in the manner of 'cwm'.
The Greek 'kusos', 'kusthos', 'konnos' 'tuft of hair'and 'konnus' perhaps related to the Egyptian 'ka-t'all emerged in parallel with 'cunnus'. Along with the Hebrew 'kus' and 'keus', they share an initial 'k' in place of the Latin 'c'. In modern Czech, 'kunda' 'vagina' is an invective equivalent to 'cunt', and is also found in the diminutive form 'kundicka' the closest English equivalent being 'cuntkin'.
In the Volga region of Russia, 'kunka' is a dialect term for 'cunt' related to 'kunat'sja' 'fuck' and 'okunat' 'plunge'. The Norwegian 'kone' 'wife' provides a further variant form, related to the 'ku' and 'cu' feminine prefixes already discussed.
Modern Norwegian includes a broad lexicon of related terms, including 'torgkone' 'market-woman''vaskekone' 'washer-woman''gratekone' 'female mourner'and 'kvinne' 'woman', also spelt 'kvinner' and 'kvinnelig'.
Like Norway's 'kone' and its variants, there are are many other words with similar meanings, also belonging to Scandinavian languages: The Old Dutch 'kunte' later developed into the more Latinate Middle Dutch 'cunte' and 'conte', and the modern Swedish 'kuntte', though the modern Dutch term is 'kutt'.
Also spelt 'kut', and extended to 'kutwijf' 'cuntwife''kutt' has been used as the title of the porn magazine Kuttleading to Lee Carter's 'uncut' pun "live and unKutt" It is interesting that these Dutch examples include the suffixes 'te' and 'tt', as the final 't' of "the most notable of all vulgarisms" has always been "difficult to explain"according to Eric Partridge, who included 'cunt' in his Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English.I started blogging over three years ago with The Eagle's timberdesignmag.com views are quirky, diverse, and often political.
It seemed to me that I should separate my taste for the lovely things from my penchant for the controversial and so the beautiful things got discussed on The . By Catherine Deveny In the midst of this orgy of consumerism and competitiveness fuelled by insecurity and lack of imagination there was a stall for an iron promising to cut your ironing time.
Child care in other countries. Catherine Deveny: It's time to drop the slogan. It encourages mothers to stay socially and financially hobbled, it alienates fathers and discourages other significant relationships between children and adults Education reform policies harvested from neoliberalism, social Darwinism, consumerism, and free.
Please, Catherine, let me stuff my face with as many chips, doughnuts and fizzy drinks as I want. Or, alternatively, allow me to exercise my free will not to engage in such consumerism. Peddle. Catherine is a comedian living in Melbourne, she's a feminist and I have followed her for a while now.
She and Clementine Ford are both of them well worth looking up The other day I got a bit embroiled in correcting the grammar, spelling, and pointing out the hypocrisy of the trolls on Catherine Deveny.
Their analysis showed that on concerns ''based on high cost, limited application in our circumstances and geography'', better ''value for money'' favoured ''some of the larger helicopters''.
In the article “Consumerism”, author Catherine Deveny presents a satirical picture of modern Australia as a greedy and unhappy nation in the grips of a dangerous epidemic of consumerism where citizens excessively spend money to try and alleviate their pain. It used to be that to get your own column in a broadsheet, you needed to add some value. Expertise, skill in interpreting social and political developments, or a distinguished history as a journalist were rewarded with a bit more space in the paper. Catherine is a comedian living in Melbourne, she's a feminist and I have followed her for a while now. She and Clementine Ford are both of them well worth looking up The other day I got a bit embroiled in correcting the grammar, spelling, and pointing out the hypocrisy of the trolls on Catherine Deveny.