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Hoffman says "c- word" can be "term of endearment"
9news - DRUDGE ^ | 6/15/2004 | Adam Schrager

Posted on 06/15/2004 10:11:04 AM PDT by rface

In a sworn statement to be made public Tuesday, University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman said a four-letter word used toward women can sometimes be used as a "term of endearment."

The comment comes from Hoffman's latest sworn testimony in connection with a federal lawsuit against the university.

The suit was filed by women who say they were sexually assaulted by CU football players and recruits.

A lawyer for one of the women asked Hoffman about former CU kicker Katie Hnida being called the "c- word" by a teammate.

That player was later disciplined by coach Gary Barnett for making the remark.

In the deposition, Hoffman was asked whether the "c-word" is "filthy and vile."

She said she knows the word is a swear word, but "It is all in the context of what--of how it is used and when it is used."

She was asked, "Can you indicate any polite context in which that word would be used?"

Hoffman answered, "Yes, I've actually heard it used as a term of endearment."

A CU spokeswoman said President Hoffman is aware of the negative connotations associated with the word.

But, the spokesperson said, because Hoffman is a medieval scholar, she is aware of the long history of the word. She said it was not always a negative term.

Additionally, some CU critics are scheduled to meet with Gov. Bill Owens Tuesday, to talk about how the university is handling the football recruiting scandal.


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so now we can go to Hillary's Book signings and yell out the "C-word" and it might be taken as a term of endearment.

BTW.....What is the c-word?

1 posted on 06/15/2004 10:11:06 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
Hoffman answered, "Yes, I've actually heard it used as a term of endearment."

Oh my lord. It's actually the one word that will guarantee you a kick in the groin from any woman in earshot. This has got to be one of the most delusional things I've ever heard.

2 posted on 06/15/2004 10:13:19 AM PDT by johnfrink
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To: rface; hellinahandcart; KLT; NYC GOP Chick; cyborg
I don't know.

Chick?

Cupcake?

Maybe the ladies here can help.

3 posted on 06/15/2004 10:13:33 AM PDT by sauropod (Which would you prefer? "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" or "I did not have sex with that woman?)
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To: rface

4 posted on 06/15/2004 10:13:52 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: rface

I wonder if they'd consider applying the same standard to the famous n-word?

Which also at one time in history carried little pejorative meaning.


5 posted on 06/15/2004 10:13:57 AM PDT by Restorer
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To: rface
But, the spokesperson said, because Hoffman is a medieval scholar, she is aware of the long history of the word. She said it was not always a negative term.

Well now, isn't that special?

OBTW, the young woman in question wasn't called the c-word in 895 AD, now was she?

Freakin' academics.

6 posted on 06/15/2004 10:14:02 AM PDT by HiJinx (Go with courage, go with honor, go in God's good Grace. Come home when it's time. We'll be here.)
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To: rface
BTW.....What is the c-word?

Uhhh....Cool???

7 posted on 06/15/2004 10:14:15 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: rface; biblewonk
This is ridiculous! Watching a female university president go to such lengths while desperatly trying to save her university from harm...!

BTW.....What is the c-word?

I suspect it rhymes with "hunt."

8 posted on 06/15/2004 10:14:42 AM PDT by newgeezer (We learn by trail and errror. ;-)
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To: ladtx

"Conservative."


9 posted on 06/15/2004 10:14:57 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro

You love Hillary Tree Music?


10 posted on 06/15/2004 10:14:57 AM PDT by HiJinx (Go with courage, go with honor, go in God's good Grace. Come home when it's time. We'll be here.)
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To: rface

My comments to Hillary would go something like this.

"ya know, for and old b***h, You arent a bad looking old c**t."


11 posted on 06/15/2004 10:15:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: sauropod

The word is "conservative." I mean, would you like anyone calling you that?


12 posted on 06/15/2004 10:15:32 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rface

So if she is at a bar and calls some guy a d*ck, that means she might be coming on to him. Right?


13 posted on 06/15/2004 10:15:43 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: rface; CSM
Maybe back in the middle ages, the "F" word was a good word. But I don;t think I'm going to teach my kid that and let him use it as a term of endearment. This 'ho is crazy, and I don't mean that in a good way.
14 posted on 06/15/2004 10:16:22 AM PDT by wmichgrad
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To: HiJinx
Hoffman is a medieval scholar.....

I can see a new class offering in her future - "History of the 'C-Word'".
3 credits towards a Womans History Major.

15 posted on 06/15/2004 10:16:47 AM PDT by rface (Ashland, Missouri -)
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To: rface

It rhymes with the word punt.


16 posted on 06/15/2004 10:17:07 AM PDT by rintense (Screw justice. I want revenge.)
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To: rface
BTW.....What is the c-word?

I'm afraid it cun't be said here on FR.

17 posted on 06/15/2004 10:17:42 AM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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To: martin_fierro

ROFL...


18 posted on 06/15/2004 10:17:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger Eating War Monkey)
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To: HiJinx

No, silly. It's "I love Hiliary's bushtoon".


19 posted on 06/15/2004 10:18:04 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: rface
I just watched Hoffman in "Runaway Jury".

Totally anti-gun movie. With those values, no wonder Hoffman is off his rocker.

20 posted on 06/15/2004 10:18:06 AM PDT by what's up
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To: newgeezer
BTW.....What is the c-word?

I suspect it rhymes with "hunt."

Actually, since it came from a football school, I thought it might rhyme with "Punt"?

21 posted on 06/15/2004 10:18:15 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (I approve this message: character and integrity matter. Bush/Cheney for '04.)
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To: rface

Appears we should know where the problem at CU is. It's not just the football team. It goes right to the top. Isn't CU the #1 party school?


22 posted on 06/15/2004 10:18:24 AM PDT by mpreston
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To: rface
BTW.....What is the c-word?

C-u-t-e

23 posted on 06/15/2004 10:18:33 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: rface
Term of endearment, eh? If true, I could very well get out of the doghouse ;)

(as if she'll buy it)

24 posted on 06/15/2004 10:18:40 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Billthedrill

Well, it's usually applied to me as if it were a swearword!


25 posted on 06/15/2004 10:18:45 AM PDT by sauropod (Which would you prefer? "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" or "I did not have sex with that woman?)
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To: rface

Well maybe that's the nicest thing any man ever called her!


26 posted on 06/15/2004 10:19:16 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: rface

So, according to Hoffman, when I called my high school gym teacher a pri_k, it could have been a loving word? HAHAHA! Hardly. Explains a lot about the teacher though.


27 posted on 06/15/2004 10:19:42 AM PDT by rintense (Screw justice. I want revenge.)
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To: rface
....3 credits towards a Womans History Major...

That's Wymyns to you, Bub. We must not insult the dames after all!

28 posted on 06/15/2004 10:19:46 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: rface
"Yes, I've actually heard it used as a term of endearment."

"Have you met my wife. She's a real c _ _ _."

I guess it all depends on your definition of endearing.

29 posted on 06/15/2004 10:20:05 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: sauropod

CASH


30 posted on 06/15/2004 10:20:08 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: cripplecreek
"ya know, for and old b***h, You arent a bad looking old c**t."

Hence the notion that it is a term of endearment.

31 posted on 06/15/2004 10:20:10 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: newgeezer
I think the C-word is rather blunt.
32 posted on 06/15/2004 10:20:16 AM PDT by Petronski (Ronald Reagan: 1015 electoral votes.)
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To: rface

Considering it is CU, I would say the C word for endearment is "CASH".


33 posted on 06/15/2004 10:20:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: rface


BTW.....What is the c-word?

The word punt rhymes with this item of the female anatomy, somewhat like Deloris. And it doesn't rhyme with the actors first name who played the Callahan character.


34 posted on 06/15/2004 10:20:57 AM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: mpreston
Isn't CU the #1 party school?

It varies year to year -- schools like Arizona St., San Diego St., and UC Santa Barbara are usually in the running as well.

35 posted on 06/15/2004 10:21:06 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: TankerKC
"Yes, I've actually heard it used as a term of endearment."

If I was in charge here, I'd ask her to repeat the instances when she actually "heard" this term used in an endearing manner. Then I'd laugh my ass off!

36 posted on 06/15/2004 10:21:19 AM PDT by rface (Ashland, Missouri -)
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To: AppyPappy
No no. That's endowment. Not endearment!
37 posted on 06/15/2004 10:21:37 AM PDT by sauropod (Which would you prefer? "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" or "I did not have sex with that woman?)
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To: sauropod

"cara mia"?


38 posted on 06/15/2004 10:21:57 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: rface

Yeah right...

If I used that "term of endearment," I'd be sleeping on the couch for the forseeable future.


39 posted on 06/15/2004 10:22:17 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound to the original intent of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: johniegrad

oh - I thought it was 'I love hillary's bonzai note'.


40 posted on 06/15/2004 10:22:24 AM PDT by Frapster (Biscuits & Gravy Extraordinair)
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To: johniegrad

lol


41 posted on 06/15/2004 10:22:26 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: brewcrew

I was just being nice.


42 posted on 06/15/2004 10:22:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: johnfrink
"Oh my lord. It's actually the one word that will guarantee you a kick in the groin from any woman in earshot."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought "The Vagina Monologues" (celebrated by liberals) invoked the "c" word as an affirmation of female pride.
43 posted on 06/15/2004 10:25:43 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: cripplecreek
When it comes to that evil sack of flesh, that was nice. I commend you.
44 posted on 06/15/2004 10:25:53 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: rface

Is anyone else having flashbacks of "That depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is."??


45 posted on 06/15/2004 10:26:01 AM PDT by georgiadevildog (Get to work. You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams.)
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To: rface
Colorado University’s Nonsensical Testimony
46 posted on 06/15/2004 10:26:53 AM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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To: wmichgrad

I think the older Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Gimme Threee Steps" uses this term of endearment in the live version from the album "One More from the Road"


47 posted on 06/15/2004 10:27:12 AM PDT by rface (Ashland, Missouri -)
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To: Restorer

What a silly person. What I guess she means is that the "c" word might be said to a woman playfully, ie in a joking way, rather than with a mean intension. Term of endearment, I do not think so.

BTW, when Jim Rice was with the Red Sox some silly reporter heard a teammate or someone with the club call him an " ole bush "n"-word." It was apparently playful and both Rice and whomever said it, denied it and claimed he called Rice an "Ole Bush." And of course if you are African-American, wait scratch that, a black African-American you can use the "n"-word all you want. It is the first segregated word.

The silliness that these people who want to use words to disqualify people except like in the case of Gary Barnett at CU this time when they don't want the word, which by the way Barnett is not accused of saying to disqualify someone. The beauty of PC.


48 posted on 06/15/2004 10:28:08 AM PDT by JLS
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To: rface

"Who? Mike Hunt? Hold on i'll check....."
49 posted on 06/15/2004 10:29:04 AM PDT by Rebelbase ( aka Gassybrowneyedbum)
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To: rface
4-letter c-word..

I thought Couric had more letters than that.

50 posted on 06/15/2004 10:29:24 AM PDT by Graymatter
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