Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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I was sure the Latin cunnus and the English cunt were related; but John McWhorter, in Nine Nasty Words, points out that they can't be. Because Grimm's law. Which dictates that English, as a Germanic language, would have /h/ where the Latin cognate has /k/; like canis vs hound. Of course.
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