why a douchebag?

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  1. keycock

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    I guess this question should be filed under "politics"; there's a well-informed group here.
    On MSNBC the other morning Ann Coulter was bleeped when she referred to Sen. John McCain as a "douchebag". My question may be a little stupid (though, as they say, the stupidest question is the one that's never asked), but I'm sure someone here can answer:

    What is a douchebag?
    I know "douche" is French for shower and I assume that a douchebag is some kind of hygiene device, in which case I wonder how the expression came to be considered a bleepable epithet. I'm really not interested at this point why Ms. Coulter considers McCain such a bad bag, having tuned out on her years ago.

    Merci.

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    is a douche really a douche, without the bag?
     
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    From the Urban Dictionary:

    douchebag:
    Someone who has surpassed the levels of jerk and asshole, however not yet reached fucker or motherfucker.


    More Urban Dictionary daffynishuns here.
     
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    LOL like Ann is a saint.
     
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    Thank you all. The question may have seemed a little naive but now I already know more than I wanted to.

    O===w
     
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    I think it's because "colostomy bag" takes too long to say. Of course, "shitbag" is a perfectly good term, and I use it often.
     
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    There's also that term for the douchiest of all douchebags: the DOUCHELORD.
     
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    It's a childish thing, back in the olden days before Summers Eve there was a rubber douche bag hanging on ever shower rod in America and we would snicker because we knew what it was for.
     
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    Horseface Coulter is the quintessential douchebag!
     
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    you are comparing him to something useful?
     
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    She is infinity times worse than a douchebag. There are no words for that despicable creature.

    I hate the way Faux :)wink:) News calls her a 'conservative pundit'. She needs to be placed in a padded cell.
     
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    Nothing Coulter does is off-handed. She knew very well that her use of the term would be controversial, which is precisely why she used it.

    The only way this is even slightly off-brand for her is that it wasn't used as part of some dull "witticism", like the time she used the word "faggot". That woman's famewhoring makes Kim Kardashian look like a nervous, shy junior high schooler. That her inherent loathsomeness is cynical and calculated just intensifies the disdain any reasonable person would have for her: conservative or progressive alike.

    She's her generation's Schlafly, with a heaping dollop of Pat Buchanan ladled on top.
     
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