What comes to your mind when you hear the word "whore"?

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  1. Oki_lena Registered Member

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    Hi, I am trying to write a paper on the word "whore", and I was wondering what connotations you all may have about the word.

    To mean it means a woman who sleeps around to get money or a woman who just sleeps around with no real relationship established. Also kind of like a call girl I guess.

    Thanks for your help in advance

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  3. Oki_lena Registered Member

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    What is the first few things that come to your mind when you hear the word "whore"?

    Thanks
     
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  5. JBrentonK Banned Banned

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    "Terrible." That's about it. The same thing when someone says the words shit. The reason is because life is a crap shoot. And it really is.
     
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  7. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Someone who will do things for money. I have nothing against people who sell their sexual services. The worst whores in the world are politicians.
     
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  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Prostitute
     
  9. Stone Registered Member

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    yo mama
     
  10. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Why the OP? This is two threads started on this topic.
     
  11. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Outsourcing homework.
     
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  12. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    Are two threads necessary?
     
  13. Oki_lena Registered Member

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    Sorry, this is my first time using this website, so I didn't know the categories stuff....sorry...
     
  14. Oki_lena Registered Member

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    Sorry. First time using a forum.....don't really know how it works.....sorry
     
  15. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Social studies, probably. Or home economics meets Gloria Steinem?
     
  16. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    "East Korean"?
     
  17. Gorlitz Iron Man Registered Senior Member

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    Somebody very angry and trying to offend somebody else, the first thing I'm thinking is visualising that angry person 'spitting' out the word as an insult.
     
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  18. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Piano lessons.
     
  19. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    If it is used to describe a prostitute or prostitution, I think it degrades the person who uses the word. If the word is used in that context, it gives me the impression the person using it is uncouth, arrogant and ignorant.
     
  20. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    so to OP, I know you are looking for innovative answers out of the general consensus of society, but truthfully someone who is called a "whore" is a prostitute and who values fame,money,pleasure above caring, family values, and true love.
     
  21. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    What a curious childhood you must have had.
     
  22. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    On the other hand some prostitutes are whores.
     
  23. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    In the USA, we seldom use "whore" as a synonym for "prostitute" anymore, although if we hear it we have no problem understanding it.

    It's more commonly used to describe someone who will grovel or otherwise demean himself (and yes, it's more likely to be applied to a man than a woman) in order to gain favor.

    The most common American slang term for a prostitute is a hooker. This goes back to an older time, and originally meant a person who hooks fish for a living.

    "Prostitute" is a Latin word that we borrowed from the French after the Norman invasion in 1066, when French became the official language of government, scholarship and business in England for about 300 years.

    "Whore" is derived from an ancient word in Proto-Germanic. It has cognates in most of the modern Germanic languages, such as Dutch, German and Norwegian.
     
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