Twisted Words | Letters | Chicago Reader

Twisted Words 

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

As Ross Perot might say, ain't it inter-esting that "Cecil Adams" (March 17, 2000) gets all bent out of shape trying to deliver the word cunt ("c***") but appears uninhibited in using the words nigger, Negro, Jewess, and pickaninny.

Does this say something about Adams, Reader, or will this be blamed on the then impending visit of George Bush (the stalking horse of Bob Jones and Pat Robertson) or the puritanical bent of America.

Frankly, my dear, I find the others far more offensive than cunt.

Hank Browne

Round Lake

Cecil Adams replies:

Lighten up. The c*** bit was in the original letter and my response was meant in jest.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Hank Browne

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
April 10
Performing Arts
March 21

Popular Stories