Sunday, March 4, 2012

YES, BUT WE KNOW WHERE THE VARIANT "DOUCHE CASSEROLE" STARTED:  Slate's Explainer traces the origins of "douche" and "douchebag" as insults.


  1. KCosmo's neighbor5:05 PM

    This post speaks to me, and not because I am one!

    My daughter, who is in 5th grade, heard a boy in her class say use the word "douchebag," so she told me about it and asked me what the term meant. I gave her the literal meaning (which kind of grossed her out), and then said, "Honestly, I'm not quite sure how something like THAT managed to evolve into an insult." And, I assured her that I was sure the boy using the word had no idea what it meant anyway. Let's just say I'm learning that 5th-graders like to "explore" the language, to put it mildly. I'm proud to say, my daughter still whispers and spells out bad words, and is convinced "Shut up!" is a curse (well...she does this at home, and I haven't received phone calls from the school to the contrary).

    Sp thank you Adam, once again, for enlightening me! 

  2. KCosmo's neighbor5:06 PM

    Sp = So (in the last line). Too quick with the keyboard!

  3. DonBoy7:45 PM

    I was amused to hear, on some movie edited for basic cable, the epithet "douche[bleep]" (bleep actually being silence).  Seems like they picked the wrong half to cover up.

  4. Charles Carmicheal4:33 AM

    <span><span>What about Monsieur and </span><span>Mademoiselle Douchebag on SNL?</span></span>