There is currently a thread going on about Mary Lou MacDonald's and the word "dick". It got me thinking about the C-word- no not cannabis, but c*nt. Irish people, being far more civilized that other people, swear quite frequently. Swearing can be an art form and for some people it can even be the basis of a career, and it should definitely form a significant part of our national curriculum, but there is at least one expletive that has traditionally been the cause of outrage and that is of course the C word. So what do we think? Is the c-word grossly offensive? Should it be banned from the airwaves? Should be its social usage be discouraged? Or is it just another swear word to which one should not overreact?