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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SL Letter of the Day: Cum Now, Daniel...

Posted by Dan Savage on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:29 AM

You're wrong about "cum," Dan. Linguistically and historically cum is shortened from scum. A condom was a "scumbag," hence the derogatory term. You'll find a tiny little bit of Internet evidence—with actual citations—here. So using cum (or scum) is perfectly OK, and if anything come (as a noun) is the more recent/improper use. Just figured I'd tell you as it is a fun bit of trivia.—HH

NOOOOOOO! I hate you, HH, you and your facts and your citations. More reader thoughts on cum v. come... after the jump...

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