And sometimes, basing comic strips off funny conversations with friends isn’t such a bad idea.

Composition 101 refresher: “cunt” as an insult is a prime example of a literary/rhetorical device called a synecdoche. Therein lies the reason why it’s such a nasty thing to call a woman.

Not that anyone asked me, but I rather like “cunt” as a vernacular term for female genitalia. It’s a good, aggressive, back-of-the-mouth word. It implies that its referent is not something to be taken lightly. The opposite, I feel, can be said for “pussy.”

After titling this thing I revisited Mindless Self Indulgence for the first time in well over a decade. Huh. 1999–2002 was a funny time.