Ive been asked a few times why I chose my blog name “Bitchin’ in the Kitchen”
People seem to think I should perceive it as derogatory to use the word “bitch”.
Here’s my reply.
The expression “to bitch” is used in England to describe moaning, grumbling, whining etc. You can have a good old bitch because the bus was late, your boss is an anti-Christ or it’s raining again. It’s not the same as calling someone a bitch, it’s used, in this case, as an adjective not a noun.
“Bitchin’ in the Kitchen” reminds me of fun times with my best friend. I was staying at her house and we were giggling and chattering in the kitchen and having fun. Her boyfriend came through and was grumpy because he couldn’t hear the cricket on TV whilst he was making a cup of tea, as he so eloquently put it, “because you two won’t stop your bloody bitching”.
We looked at each other and burst out laughing. I started singing a parody of Jona Lewies “Thats why you’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties” by singing “Because I’m always bitchin’ in the kitchen at parties” We thought we were hilarious and that was that. He had intended it as degradation but too bad, it backfired.
“Bitch” is also used as an insult to women. It’s used mostly by men but sadly, also by women as a attempt to dehumanise someone.
Really?! Is that the best you can do?!
To describe some one as a “Bitch” is pretty feeble in my opinion. Why should I be offended by your lack of intelligence? Your minuscule vocabulary? Your feeble attempt at an insult?
Here’s the deal McSqueal. You call me a bitch and you’re going to find I’m laughing at you.
You’ve just given away the knowledge that you feel inferior to me. You are trying to demean and belittle me but all you are showing is a feeble attempt to denigrate me and detract attention from whatever your crybaby whiney-assed point of view was. It’s role reversal, instead of having that power over me, you have given me power over you because you’ve given away your insecurities and weaknesses. You aimed to belittle me but you made me stronger.
You want to really see how to insult someone? Look at William Shakespeare. A man who was way ahead of his time who obviously loved and respected women’s intelligence. Maybe this was in part because England had a female ruler in his day in Queen Elizabeth 1 or maybe just because he was comfortable enough in his own skin that he didn’t need to reduce others to increase himself. He created strong powerful female characters who frequently bested men and had the greatest lines and put downs to this day!
“A most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.”
“Away, you three-inch fool! “
“I am sick when I do look on thee “
“I must tell you friendly in your ear, sell when you can, you are not for all markets.”
“I do desire we maybe better strangers”
“I’ll beat thee, but I would infect my hands.”
“I scorn you, scurvy companion. “
“More of your conversation would infect my brain.”
A PROUD American Citizen who was born and bred in England and now resides in the US. I’m married to an American who really didn’t have a clue what he was letting himself in for - poor sod!
I’m a cranky bitch who loves cats and books and hates chocolate, politics and Dave’s. Oh and mosquitos. I hate those blood sucking parasites but since I’ve already mentioned politics I’m repeating myself!
I’m a short, skinny redhead, 3 kids, 2 dogs, not enough cats and a mouth with a death wish.
Blood group - certifiable.
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