Skip to comments.Hoffman says "c- word" can be "term of endearment"
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.
BTW.....What is the c-word?
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.
Maybe the ladies here can help.
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.
Well now, isn't that special?
OBTW, the young woman in question wasn't called the c-word in 895 AD, now was she?
BTW.....What is the c-word?
I suspect it rhymes with "hunt."
You love Hillary Tree Music?
My comments to Hillary would go something like this.
"ya know, for and old b***h, You arent a bad looking old c**t."
The word is "conservative." I mean, would you like anyone calling you that?
So if she is at a bar and calls some guy a d*ck, that means she might be coming on to him. Right?
I can see a new class offering in her future - "History of the 'C-Word'".
3 credits towards a Womans History Major.
It rhymes with the word punt.
I'm afraid it cun't be said here on FR.
No, silly. It's "I love Hiliary's bushtoon".
Totally anti-gun movie. With those values, no wonder Hoffman is off his rocker.
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