What do you call a female dog? Don't use the B**ch word!!

@mipen2006 (5528)
Australia
February 20, 2007 9:20am CST
My last post required me to use the correct term for a female canine. However I can't as it violates muLots code of ethical words. Can you believe this? I can't!!
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@SKLC_PT (1234)
21 Feb 07
An alternative is playing with word spell a word that sounds simmilar like the word beach, it's a but wierd but might be easier then stressing out beach, beetch, bit-ch, or well just female dog, girl dog... Sorry if I couldn't help much.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
It's ok. I guess I over reacted when I found my post had been censured, even though I hadn't done anything wrong.
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@Jaytech (2251)
21 Feb 07
I had a similar problem recently in a Country music discussion of all things, I tried to put in Hnky Tonk & it won't let me use it, apparently it's racist?
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
Isn't it crazy where Americans in particular, have taken our language. All the words that were banned when I was a kid are now OK, but some that were even frequently used at kindergarten are now not allowed. Enie, menie .... opps, not allowed to go there!
@jjones474 (123)
• United States
20 Feb 07
It's easier to block those words than to have to deal with age verification and legal issues I guess.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
Yeah, I can handle that, just at the time I guess I was a bit annoyed, without giving full consideration to the matter.
@Joey322 (272)
• United States
20 Feb 07
call her a dame. mom is the dame and dad is the sire. those are actually the typical words used in breeding dogs. dame and sire. take care!
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
I sure will. Thanks for the advice.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I call it "female dog". Because cultural norm of the word is negative, special when using referring to female, it is violation of mylot code of ethics.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
It's the way many words in our language, have had their meanings abused over the years, but I can see where the administrators are coming from. However, having used it innocently, in a veterinarian procedure, I was taken aback when I recieved the warning notice.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Yes I can belive it, it is unfortunate that the word when used in the correct context gets flagged, but far to often words that may have meant one thing originally will be altered over time. Now when most people use the word they are not referring to a dog, they are being derogatory towards someone. For this reason it does make sense that it is flagged.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
There are a lot of worse things that go on here undiciplined. It was such a shock when I read the note, but I'm a reasonable person, and can imagine how the word would be abused if it were used unflagged.