Fuck, cunt, twat, cock, slut and any other "four-letter" words you can think of in the "Dictionary of Forbidden Vocabulary" -- why are they forbidden? Why are they "bad" words? As a kid, you may have got your mouth washed out with soap for using a "naughty" word, but what makes one word "nice" and another "naughty"? What did the poor word ever do to deserve such a label? After all, it's made out of the same letters of the alphabet as any other word.
When you think about it, you can use any word to describe your body, head, neck, shoulders, torso, arms legs, hand feet, fingers toes - just about anything - but when it comes to words which refer to parts of the body or activities involving sexual acts, the word becomes forbidden. The only way that the sexual parts of the body can be mentioned is by using an acceptable substitute. You can talk about a penis, but not a cock. You can say, vagina, but not cunt, or twat. You can say fanny, rear or bottom, but not ass. A woman can have vaginal intercourse with a man, but she can't fuck him. You can perform oral sex on her (to me that sounds like someone whispering sweet nothings in her ear or phone sex) but you can't eat her pussy. If you really want to be nice you can perform cunnilingus - saying that word itself will give your tongue enough exercise to perform the act. A man or woman can perform fellatio but they can't suck a cock. You may talk about sodomy, but in Canada you can't even write about how one is fucked in the ass. It's all the same activities, but some words are unspeakable on television, radio or in polite conversation, while others are completely acceptable.
Why? What makes a word acceptable? Cunnilingus - a long polysyllabic word - is derived from the Latin, "cunnis," meaning vulva (the area of the cunt) and "lingere" meaning to lick. In plain language, a "cunt licker." Fellatio - another polysyllabic word - is from the Latin past participle, "fellatus" of the verb, "fellare" meaning to suck. Vagina - another polysyllabic word - is from the Latin root, "vaginas," meaning a sheath. All of these acceptable alternatives have two similarities. They are all polysyllabic (many syllables) and they all have Latin roots.
Latin was the language of ancient Rome. When the Roman Empire fell, the Latin language was no longer used by the masses but was preserved and used by the Roman Catholic Church. Where the Roman Church had influence, this church language was the acceptable tongue. Latin became the language of ecclesiastic authorities - the doctors of law of the Church. Latin was not the language of the common people. In fact Italian don't speak Latin. The closest language to Latin is actually French, not Italian.
So let's look at some of those "naughty" words to see how they became "naughty." Take cunt. (I'm sure you'd all like too - and mine is usually available.) Michael Dames, in his scholarly book, The Silbury Treasure, states that cunt is, "not slang, dialect or any marginal form, but a true language word, and of the oldest stock."
Unfortunately, tracing the origin of words is not easy as most dictionaries give the etymology and roots of words as deriving from Greek or Latin. But both Greek and Latin are very new languages. Latin came into existence no more than 800 B.C. while Greek goes back to no more than 1500 B.C. and that is stretching it by about 300 years. But neither Greek nor Latin just come into existence. They were derived from more ancient languages. Barbara Walker in The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, pp. 197, states, "In ancient writings the word for `cunt' was synonymous with `woman' though not in the insulting modern sense.
An Egyptologist was shocked to find that the maxims of Ptah-Hotep used for `woman' a term that was more than blunt, though its indelicacy was not in the eye of the ancient beholder, but in that of the modern scholar."
To the Egyptians, "cunt" was a perfectly acceptable and proper word to use for a woman. It was pronounced "cunt" just as it is today.
Imagine the scenario: A grey haired bespectacled old man in a tan safari suit climbs down the stairs into an ancient Egyptian tomb. Using a torch for light, he begins slowly and painstakingly to read the hieroglyphics on the walls of the tomb. Suddenly his mouth drops and his glasses fall off his nose as he reads about a "cunt." He rushes out of the tomb and seals it back up - we can't have people finding out that women and sex weren't always in the suppressed state they are today.
Egyptologists seem to think that the ordinary person is incapable of accepting ancient attitudes and word usage. When a word is considered to be offensive it is omitted or replaced by a footnote that the word is not fitting to translated. In one instance, half a dozen Egyptologists mentioned a particular offensive act of an Egyptian general. When he was prepared to do battle against the Pharaoh, in response to a plea for peace the general rose in his saddle and made a gesture "which is not fitting to be translated." One astute British historian finally shed light on the indelicacy by stating that the general "rose in his saddle and broke wind." I mean, do historians really think that the ancients never farted or used "breaking wind" as a political statement? Do they really think society should be protected from such knowledge?
When I appeared on the Montel Williams television show, I was told that I could not use the word "Twat." It was too offensive and would have to be "bleeped." Twat is an ancient Egyptian word for that place, or space in the heavens where the spirit dwells between death and metempsychosis. Its glyph is a five pointed star which is referred to as the underworld by Egyptologists in Egyptian funerary text. Twat also refers to a woman's cunt, specifically the cunt of a priestess. For it is there that a man is purified by the priestess in this life and it is in the Twat-underworld that the intent of his heart will be weighed in the delicate balance against the weight of the feather of justice (Maat) during
Egyptologists who are ignorant of Egyptian pronunciations, or who take umbrage, translate Tuat as Duat. But Twat is the correct pronunciation in English where the word has its roots during Roman times when the temples of Isis were build in London. Even after the christians destroyed the Egyptian temples in the 6th century, Twat remained in common usage and continued on long after Christianity wiped out the Goddess religion. Its duel meaning of a woman's vagina and the underworld was also the modern discovery of its original meaning in the English language. The poet Robert Browning caused a scandal when he used the word "twat" in his poem "Pippa Passes":
"Then owls and bats,When Browning was asked where he had learned the word. He replied it was from an old poem:
Cowls and twats,
Monks and nuns in a cloister's woods,
Adjourn to the oak stump pantry."
"They talked of his having a Cardinal's Hat,From that he concluded that "twat" was the thing nun's wore on their heads. He was close. It's where nuns were given head.
They'd send him as soon an old Nun's Twat."
Many forbidden words have their roots in the ancient Egyptian language and religion. They are my heritage. These words were prohibited by Christian church authorities in an effort to stamp out the Goddess religions. Christians destroyed Her temples, killed Her priestesses and proceeded to remove every vestige of The Goddess from "decent" conversation. But, unfortunately, most people don't have an extensive enough background in history to be able to see the evolution of our modern language and its prejudices. Non sexual Egyptian words have come down in the English language intact. For instance, the Egyptian word meaning to cover with water is "bath," while the English word for the art of knot tying of rope and string, "Tatting" is "tat" in Egyptian.
The slang word "nuts" illustrates what happened to the language of the followers of The Goddess. "Nuts" means "crazy" in an irrational way in addition to meaning little edible things in shells, and the loveable things between a man's legs. But "nuts" is derived from the name of The Egyptian Great Mother Goddess, "Nut." She is often symbolized as a woman arched over the earth; her fingers touch the western end of the earth and her toes the east; She is supported by the stars of heavens, while her lover-brother, Geb, lies beneath her with his large erect penis extending upward, towards her. Followers of the Goddess Nut, were called "Nut's," meaning "belonging to Nut," much in the same way that followers of Christ are called christians. However, during the hundreds of years of persecution by christianity, especially during the Inquisition, the followers of Nut were put to death, usually burned alive. The inquisition was not just limited to Spain, as most people believe, but covered all of Europe. It began unofficially in 380 A.D. and lasted until the 18th century. The last person killed by the inquisition in France was on July 2, 1776. During that nearly 1400 years, anyone who admitted to believing in Nut was crazy to admit it. Hence, the word "nuts" came to be synonymous with crazy.
A similar background can be found for the terms "bitch" and "son of a bitch." Isis, the Goddess in Ancient Egypt and Briton during Roman times, Ishtar, Astarte, Ashtoreth were symbolized by the Dog Star, Sirius, which is in the Greek Constellation, Canis Major (The Big Dog). Because Sirius rose with the sun in mid July anciently, the hot days of late summer were known as "dog days" or the days of the Dog Star. The High Priestess of The Goddess was also represented by the Dog Star, Sirius, and originally "bitch" meant something of the highest order. This is still carried over today in the expression, "bitching." When something is great, it's bitching. However, christians turned bitch into a slur which was equivalent to a "bastard" - one born out of the church's matrimony. Men were called "Sons of the Bitch" because, as follower The Goddess (Isis, Hathor, Ishtar, Astarte, Ashtoreth - the Star), they were Her children. After the priestesses were killed off, the epitaph came to mean any woman who defied the authority of male god and the authority of the man, which included any woman who had sex outside marriage.
The worshipers of The Goddess, of course, used other terms to describe themselves. To the worshipers of Isis, She was "The Widow." This term came out in an interesting incident during the Civil War. During Pickets charge, General Armistead was the first man over the battlement. He was mortally wounded. As he lay dying he kept repeating, "I am a son of the Widow." No one knew what he meant, but it was of such significance to those who heard it that his statement was officially recorded. Three hundred years earlier the British would have spat on him and called him a Son of the Bitch - a despised Son of The Widow, Isis.
A "slut," originally referred to an English kitchen maid, but it has its origin in the term, "bitch." After the destruction of the temples of Isis in the 6th century and killing of the priestesses of The Goddess in England, women became very cautious about declaring their religion. One of the requirements, though not a sufficient requirement to become a High Priestess, was for a woman to have had sex with 1000 different men. English women were very sexual, and England was an ideal place to meet that requirement without raising any suspicions. However, a priestess cannot perform her rituals without a High Priest, and High Priests were few and far between at a time when anyone suspected of being a "Son of the Bitch" was put to death. Where there was no High Priest or High Priestess, the lesser priestesses would use a rag to wipe the man's semen from their Twat. This was then dipped in bee's wax and burned as a lamp. These became known as "bitch lamps." A slut was a kitchen maid and by the 16th century, "bitch lamps" began to also be known as "slut's lamps." The number of lamps a slut would burn indicated the number of men she had fucked that day. The priestess was still practicing her craft, but with little or no suspicion. By the 18th century, the "slut's lamp" became any rag dipped in tallow and burned for light.
Today most men acknowledge the subtle difference between a slut and a bitch. A slut has sex with every man. A bitch has sex with every man, but him. Any priestess would be proud of the term, slut. And the best part of my sexuality is that I spread my legs for any man who is sincere about my religion. For those I reject, I'm obviously a bitch.
Cock, is purely Egyptian in origin. It would be transliterated kahk. The Kah in Egyptian was the soul, that is the body which is animated by a spirit. Kahk, however meant the power of the Kah - the man's sexual organ, his cock. The "kaht" was the woman's vagina or vulva, that place from which the Kah had its origin. "T" is a feminine ending in the Egyptian and so "kaht" in English became a kat, or cat and hence a pussy-cat, then pussy.
FUCK is probably one of the most controversial words. Some etymologists believe it was an acronym for, Fornication Under Command of the King, but there is no authority for that. Nor is their any evidence that FUCK was written on the doors of condemned adulterers to represent Fornicators Under Condemnation of the King. First it should be noted that it was the Eclestic Court which condemned adulters--not the king. Likewise, itt was not the king who condemned, but the "Crown," and as often as not the Crown was a Queen, and when there was a king, as often as not the king was also a queen (sexually).
Fuck in the Religion of The Goddess, is the reverse of the name of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Kufu. U-fuk, known to the Greeks as Cheops, was the builder of the great pyramid at Giza. During the building of the pyramid, his daughter, Mari-TetNefr, was the High Priestess of our religion. She was Grand High Priestess - the 365th High Priestess in my direct line of which I am the 537th. This great priestess required a finished quarry stone as a sacrifice for any man to go through the rituals with her or any of her priestesses. It's said that there are over 2 million stone in the great pyramid, plus another million for her own pyramid. Now that's a happy Order of priestesses.
I have been asked by T.V. interviewers why I use the kind of language I do. Newspaper articles have referred to my language as "unpious." I learned to use my kind of language in my freshman year in college English. In high school I was a strait "A" student and valedictorian of my graduating class. My vocabulary was far above my fellow classmates and even above that of most of the teachers. I was obsessed with using the "precise" word which best expressed what I meant. I attended college on a full scholastic scholarship and it was there that I learned that words are important only if they communicate. All the eloquent, beautiful, precise language in the word will not get your message across if it is not understood. The important thing is to get your message across - to communicate - not just to express yourself. If the words one uses are not understood, the message is lost. But words in addition to having meaning, must also have power and emotion. There is a tremendous difference in meaning, expression and emphasis between "fuck" and "sexual intercourse." Fuck is direct, unassuming and emphatic, whereas sexual intercourse is passive, unrelated and vague.
In my calling as the High Priestess of The House of The Goddesses, I talk with people from all walks of life, all levels of education, and all types of cultural backgrounds. It is usually easier to be understood by using very simple, direct language. I had this brought home very clearly when I would ask men if they were bisexual and I got the reply from several of them that they'd really like to try two women. The prefix "bi" does mean "two," but the word "bi-sexual" means two sexes, male and female, meaning sex with both men and women. (For the uninformed, that's all the sexes we have in humans - two.)
Sex educators have a similar problem in communicating with the words they are forced to use. All the good intentions in the world do not communicate ideas. Telling young people that venereal diseases is transmitted by "intimate sexual contact" is often not understood. Some young people have expressed to me that they are safe from disease, because weren't intimate. All they did was fuck, they weren't in love with the person. The same thing is true in trying to determine how AIDS is transmitted. Can you imagine what reaction we would get if television public service announcements were to tell people that AIDS is transmitted by getting "fucked in the ass," instead of through "intimate sexual contact?"
I use four letter words because most people know exactly what I'm talking about. Some non four-letter words which imply sexual conduct, masturbation and adultery for instance, are not descriptive, but emotive. Such words are imprecise and imply some nebulous evil, because religions seek to make the sex act is sinful. Masturbation and adultery mean different things to different people, but their meanings and their implications are so immense that they deserve chapters of their own. The actually meaning of adultery and masturbation was intended to be misunderstood because understanding would take the onus of sin from not only the word, but the sex act they purport to describe.
Likewise, to say that I enjoy cunnilingus and vaginal intercourse would portray an uncertain meaning to many people. However, when I say I love having my cunt eaten and to fuck a hard cock that comes in my cunt while the man is holding onto my ass and sucking on my tits, expresses quite graphically and accurately what I like. There is no ambiguity. I am understood and the words have an emotive quality which create a sense of feeling and participation on the part of the readers or listeners; a participation which opens their minds and allows their imaginations to go beyond cognitive perceptions.
Throughout history, other words have had the burning power of a branding iron. Witness the vivid taunts and torture that accompanied the condemning cry "Adulterers!"