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jebert
01-08-2007, 01:20 PM
Who is the ignoramus who decided to spell “come” as “cum” when referring to semen. If I am not mistaken, the derivation of this would be related to the verb “come” as in to come to an orgasm. The male result of doing so would then also be “come”. So how did this morph to “cum”? Some mentally challenged graffiti artist is my guess.

So, Dopers, let’s not perpetuate this bastardization; discontinue the use of “cum” and replace it with “come”. We can do this!!

Bippy the Beardless
01-08-2007, 01:35 PM
Come again.

Slithy Tove
01-08-2007, 01:36 PM
If I am not mistaken, the derivation of this would be related to the verb “come” as in to come to an orgasm.

IIRC, "come" is a Latin pun originated by Regency-era wits, based on the similarity of the goddess of love, Venus, and the Latin root which we use in such words as venue. My betters will clarify shortly.

As to the stupidification "cum" for "come,' the problem is that dumbshits are just as sexual as Regency-era wits, and so are allowed their input as well.

Skywatcher
01-08-2007, 01:39 PM
Who is the ignoramus who decided to spell “come” as “cum” when referring to semen.Probably some cumstain.

Antigen
01-08-2007, 01:42 PM
I hate it too - every time I see it written in a post, it makes me think the author was a 14-year-old horny highschool student.

El_Kabong
01-08-2007, 01:43 PM
I'm pretty sure the change was made by the same people who named the Kwik Kar Wash down the street. Why they didn't therefore decide to spell it "Kum" is not immediately apparent, however.

Lord Ashtar
01-08-2007, 01:43 PM
It's sometimes spelled differently for clarity's sake.

"I decided to come over to your house so you and I could make each other cum."

See?

WhyNot
01-08-2007, 01:43 PM
Come again.
Come on, stop that!

newcrasher
01-08-2007, 01:43 PM
It makes me horny. ;)

Chez Guevara
01-08-2007, 01:45 PM
I blame the Gay Community (http://archives.stupidquestion.net/sq10603.html).

El_Kabong
01-08-2007, 01:46 PM
Come again.

Well, I'll try, but it's likely to be at least another twenty minutes.

Polycarp
01-08-2007, 01:47 PM
Urban Dictionary was, as usual, immensely unhelpful in tracking down an origin for the spelling. But I thought this definition/usage comment was helpful:
Used to differentiate between the less risque meaning of the word "come" and the sexual connotation, which can either mean the act of ejaculating or the actual liquid that comes out, called semen.

The "mis"-spelling is always (other than in chatroom usage, which is an entirely separate rant) used to reference orgasm or ejaculate, clarifying the distinction it is sometimes necessary to draw whether sexual innuendo is intended or not.

I'm less than impressed by the term/spelling, but I think it does serve a useful purpose in making that distinction, and that it's not illiterate when used in the appropriate context and with the intent of drawing that distinction.

saoirse
01-08-2007, 01:53 PM
I'm pretty sure the change was made by the same people who named the Kwik Kar Wash down the street. Why they didn't therefore decide to spell it "Kum" is not immediately apparent, however.

Probably the Krusty the Klown Konnotations.

Chez Guevara
01-08-2007, 01:53 PM
11 people came in here inside 12 minutes.

I'm impressed.

joyfool
01-08-2007, 01:57 PM
Is this a debate on which words were actually used for Quiet Riot's greatest hit?

Dead Badger
01-08-2007, 02:27 PM
The end of your pee-pee.

boytyperanma
01-08-2007, 02:29 PM
I prefer people us cum when refering to semen. It seems to cause less confussion. I think there should also be a different spelling for the past tense of cum. Not sure what would work well though.

lieu
01-08-2007, 02:33 PM
See Dick cum.
Cum Dick, cum.
Dick cummeded all over the fucking place.

Antigen
01-08-2007, 02:33 PM
I prefer people us cum when refering to semen. It seems to cause less confussion. I think there should also be a different spelling for the past tense of cum. Not sure what would work well though.
Why is there confusion? The context usually makes it pretty clear. If it's not clear to you, I'll definitely never invite you to come for dinner. Ever.

kaylasdad99
01-08-2007, 02:37 PM
I was introduced to the term, with this spelling, in 1974 by a Franciscan priest at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA. The same priest told the class that ejaculate "splashing" against a woman's cervix was an important benefit for the woman's pleasure, so we should be mindful of this before doing anything so inconsiderate as use a condom.

Looking back, he might not have been the most reliable source of information.

marshmallow
01-08-2007, 02:37 PM
Cumming is orgasm by either a man or a woman. This helpful bit of info is supplied to you by...the 1970s? At least? Talk about being behind on the news.

Bosstone
01-08-2007, 02:38 PM
All I know is that I can't read magna-cum-laude without giggling any more.

saoirse
01-08-2007, 02:45 PM
Is this a debate on which words were actually used for Quiet Riot's greatest hit?

Slade, actually.

tdn
01-08-2007, 02:45 PM
11 people came in here inside 12 minutes.
Yeah, well, you're hot.

OneCentStamp
01-08-2007, 02:47 PM
I was introduced to the term, with this spelling, in 1974 by a Franciscan priest at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA. The same priest told the class that ejaculate "splashing" against a woman's cervix was an important benefit for the woman's pleasure, so we should be mindful of this before doing anything so inconsiderate as use a condom.

Looking back, he might not have been the most reliable source of information.
"Splashing," huh? Someone should have told him that it doesn't really splash that much when you're practically dropping it off at the doorstep. :D

OneCentStamp
01-08-2007, 02:49 PM
All I know is that I can't read magna-cum-laude without giggling any more.
Summa Cum Laude is worse. I remember a bad movie I saw once where the Asian exchange student claimed he graduated "Some Cum Loudly!"

Hal Briston
01-08-2007, 02:50 PM
I prefer people us cum when refering to semen. It seems to cause less confussion. I think there should also be a different spelling for the past tense of cum. Not sure what would work well though.Cām?

Antigen
01-08-2007, 02:52 PM
"Splashing," huh? Someone should have told him that it doesn't really splash that much when you're practically dropping it off at the doorstep. :D
Yeah, but our Franciscan friend had a point about the pleasure thing. YMMV, of course.

kaylasdad99
01-08-2007, 03:06 PM
"Splashing," huh? Someone should have told him that it doesn't really splash that much when you're practically dropping it off at the doorstep. :D
Perhaps. As for me, I was in no position to furnish that insight for another four years.

joyfool
01-08-2007, 03:09 PM
Slade, actually.

Ah, thanks for the correction. I didn't realize that Kevin DuBrow got his inspiration elsewhere.

However, now I've got a bit of trivia for you. Did you know that one of their former bass players, Dave Glover (http://crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/weird/west/update_5.html), was temporarily engaged to serial killer Rose West? At least according to the Crime Library. And yes, I know this is all terribly off the topic of 'cum,' but I thought others might find it interesting none-the-less. :o

saoirse
01-08-2007, 03:12 PM
Ah, thanks for the correction. I didn't realize that Kevin DuBrow got his inspiration elsewhere.

However, now I've got a bit of trivia for you. Did you know that one of their former bass players, Dave Glover (http://crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/weird/west/update_5.html), was temporarily engaged to serial killer Rose West? At least according to the Crime Library. And yes, I know this is all terribly off the topic of 'cum,' but I thought others might find it interesting none-the-less. :o

I was actually referring to the Hugh Grant movie.

joyfool
01-08-2007, 03:19 PM
Oh well then, color me an idiot. I'll just take my goofy factoid and go play in a different thread. ;)

Beware of Doug
01-08-2007, 03:27 PM
...one good reason for the spelling may be that it just works better in epithets like cumguzzler, cumbucket, cumrag, &c.

mobo85
01-08-2007, 03:38 PM
Probably the Krusty the Klown Konnotations.

KKK? That isn't good.

Beware of Doug
01-08-2007, 03:44 PM
Kumstain? Kumbucket? Kumguzzler? It don't work, mate.

Chez Guevara
01-08-2007, 03:50 PM
Yeah, well, you're hot.I am now.

Malacandra
01-08-2007, 03:52 PM
All I know is that I can't read magna-cum-laude without giggling any more.

Magna cum laude? Heh. Yo' mamma cum laude! :p :D

I'm so sorry

Waverly
01-08-2007, 04:06 PM
I was introduced to the term, with this spelling, in 1974 by a Franciscan priest at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA. The same priest told the class that ejaculate "splashing" against a woman's cervix was an important benefit for the woman's pleasure, so we should be mindful of this before doing anything so inconsiderate as use a condom.It would have been worth the beating to ask him about the comparative benefits of splashing on the face.

Sierra Indigo
01-08-2007, 04:32 PM
I don't mind "cum" for orgasm, but there's at least one poster in GQ who persists in writing OPs with titles like "Howcum this thing or that happens?"

STOP IT!

kaylasdad99
01-08-2007, 04:52 PM
I don't mind "cum" for orgasm, but there's at least one poster in GQ who persists in writing OPs with titles like "Howcum this thing or that happens?"

STOP IT!Oddly enough, there was an old strip in the funny pages, called There Oughta Be a Law, that made frequent use of the supposedly comical rhetorical convention, "Howcumzit"?

As in, for instance, "Howcumzit? The ice cream factory makes a big deal about how their product is created in the most hygienic of conditions, untouched by human hands, but when it gets to the ice cream parlor, it's scooped up by hairy-armed gorillas who don't even wear gloves!"

WhyNot
01-08-2007, 05:07 PM
Someone wrote about "sucking cumquats" the other day and was quickly corrected by another Doper who has just as filthy a mind as me. :D

Dob
01-08-2007, 05:35 PM
It's sometimes spelled differently for clarity's sake.

"I decided to come over to your house so you and I could make each other cum."

See?

holy crap Ashtar, I dont know why exactly but this jus made me laugh my ass off. Thank you for that.

jjimm
01-08-2007, 05:44 PM
All I know is that I can't read magna-cum-laude without giggling any more.I shit you not, there's a village near me called Horton cum Studley.

Porn name!

sturmhauke
01-08-2007, 05:50 PM
See Dick cum.
Cum Dick, cum.
Dick cummeded all over the fucking place.
Wait, I thought that was Goofus.

saoirse
01-08-2007, 07:00 PM
I shit you not, there's a village near me called Horton cum Studley.

Porn name!

Dr Seuss Porn!

I'll let someone else supply the doggerel.

Ignatz
01-08-2007, 07:02 PM
Pax vobiscum

Freddy the Pig
01-08-2007, 08:14 PM
How about if we just use "jism" and "jizzed" instead?

mhendo
01-08-2007, 08:28 PM
The "mis"-spelling is always (other than in chatroom usage, which is an entirely separate rant) used to reference orgasm or ejaculate, clarifying the distinction it is sometimes necessary to draw whether sexual innuendo is intended or not.On a tangential note, i recently found out (from reading The Register (http://theregister.co.uk/2006/12/22/wiki_wonkers_letters/)) that the Wikipedia entry for "ejaculation" comes (or cums) complete with Wiki-user-supplied images and video. I won't link to the actual entry, as it's NSFW.

There are some dictionary entries that don't need illustration, and this is probably one of them. Yecch.

Charger
01-08-2007, 08:42 PM
So, Dopers, let’s not perpetuate this bastardization; discontinue the use of “cum” and replace it with “come”. We can do this!!
Your stance on this issue gets my vote for the next presidency.

Is not the past tense usage of the word "came," even in the sexual sense?

How about if we just use "jism" and "jizzed" instead?
Someone will inevitably come along and change the spelling to "Chisum."

Rhubarb
01-08-2007, 08:43 PM
On a tangential note, i recently found out (from reading The Register (http://theregister.co.uk/2006/12/22/wiki_wonkers_letters/)) that the Wikipedia entry for "ejaculation" comes (or cums) complete with Wiki-user-supplied images and video. I won't link to the actual entry, as it's NSFW.

There are some dictionary entries that don't need illustration, and this is probably one of them. Yecch.
Really? That's interesting. I think I need to wander over to Wikipedia to research the etymology of fellatio. :o :eek: :D

Seven
01-08-2007, 09:44 PM
Why is there confusion? The context usually makes it pretty clear. If it's not clear to you, I'll definitely never invite you to come for dinner. Ever.

Which is "dirty"?

1) Hey baby. I want you to come before dinner.

2) I want to come after you.

3) Did you come in your car?

4) My wife likes to come at the same time I do.

Alan Smithee
01-09-2007, 01:36 AM
In this context? All of them!

Hamadryad
01-09-2007, 09:05 AM
I heartily chime in on the hatred of "cum" as an alternative spelling.

As far as "cumbucket," etc., I go with the hyphenate: come-bucket, come-guzzler, come-rag, come-stain, come-bubble, Johnny-come-lately, .... wait, no, that's something else.

lieu
01-09-2007, 01:26 PM
As it is a bit of a crude term, I can happily say my exposure to it over the years has benn blessedly infrequent. In fact, the only instance I can really remember is when a college buddy reported to me what an "oral guest" had said to him after the act... "You cum tons." For some reason this really cracked him up and the quote became a catchphrase of his for months afterwards. I guess he'd expected maybe a "Hey, that was great" or "Lets do that again" or something, but instead he got a "You cum tons."

Trunk
01-09-2007, 03:11 PM
I heartily chime in on the hatred of "cum" as an alternative spelling.

As far as "cumbucket," etc., I go with the hyphenate: come-bucket, come-guzzler, come-rag, come-stain, come-bubble, Johnny-come-lately, .... wait, no, that's something else.
come-dumpster is a good one.

Every now and then, you'll hear a football announcer say "he had two defenders coming in his face."

Madden used to phrase it like that sometimes, but I don't think I've heard it from him in a while.

asterion
01-09-2007, 03:16 PM
come-dumpster is a good one.

Every now and then, you'll hear a football announcer say "he had two defenders coming in his face."

Madden used to phrase it like that sometimes, but I don't think I've heard it from him in a while.
Eh, it's not as funny unless the tight end is lined up in the slot.

Trunk
01-09-2007, 03:19 PM
Eh, it's not as funny unless the tight end is lined up in the slot.
It can happen if the right guard pulls.

More "come" jokes. . .

There's a Dane Cook bit that he does where he says, "guys, I'm going to tell you something to do at the movies that always get a laugh. . . ok, you're sitting there with your girl, and a couple sits down behind you. The guy behind you is going to say something to his girl, like 'the floor is sticky'"

(at this point, of course, you can see the joke coming a mile away and Dane knows you know it, so he drags it out a bit)

"so, guys, what you're going to do. . .and this only happens once or twice a year, but it always gets a laugh. . .what you're going to do is: after the guy says 'this floor is sticky', you turn around and go, 'oh yeah, I came there.'"

That probably doesn't translate well to print, but Cook's style pulls it off.

lieu
01-09-2007, 04:24 PM
Madden used to phrase it like that sometimes, but I don't think I've heard it from him in a while.Don't get him started about when you cum on your uncle or we're going to hear "cunkle... cunkle... cunkle."

gigi
01-09-2007, 05:46 PM
Well, you see when a man and a woman love each other very much...

danceswithcats
01-09-2007, 06:21 PM
Summa Cum Laude is worse. I remember a bad movie I saw once where the Asian exchange student claimed he graduated "Some Cum Loudly!" Popular girls graduate Swallow Cum Laude.

xanthous
01-09-2007, 06:43 PM
"You cum tons."
I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!

Ammonium Nitrate
01-09-2007, 06:52 PM
Sumer is ycomen in, Lhude sing, cucu?

Quiddity Glomfuster
01-09-2007, 08:58 PM
So, Dopers, let’s not perpetuate this bastardization; discontinue the use of “cum” and replace it with “come”. We can do this!!

Fah. I'm homophonic. Let every word have its own spelling! Emancipate terms! Support semantics! End misunderstanding!

:D

Seriously. Drives me nuts when we have letters aplenty that we use just a few of them to create a word that has umpty-seven meanings. The very word 'word' has at least ten definitions. That's craziness.

Don't know if it's laziness or what but really what is up with not creating nice new shiny words rather than reusing the same old ones? So I'm sorry but I'm not hopping on this particular bandwagon.

saoirse
01-10-2007, 12:24 AM
Fah. I'm homophonic. Let every word have its own spelling! Emancipate terms! Support semantics! End misunderstanding!

Noah Webster would be so proud.

sturmhauke
01-10-2007, 04:27 AM
That's craziness.
Word.

DragonAsh
01-10-2007, 05:26 AM
who the heck uses words like 'cum' anyway?

Everyone knows the proper technical term is 'jism'.

rogue568
01-10-2007, 02:00 PM
Which is dirtty?

1) hey babe. i want u to come b4 dinnar.

2) I want to come after you?

3) did u come in ur car?

4) my wife likes to came at the same time i do

Congratulations! You have just proved the theory that there is no limit to human stupidity.
[removed stolen rant]

lieu
01-10-2007, 02:54 PM
Uhhh... what the hell? That wasn't Seven's quote and it's undue vitrol for an innocent post so I'm assuming it's in jest, yes?

Trunk
01-10-2007, 03:04 PM
Uhhh... what the hell? That wasn't Seven's quote and it's undue vitrol for an innocent post so I'm assuming it's in jest, yes?
Besides, it's all just a cut & paste rant from other places.

Sounds like HE was trying to be funny, but was really just insulting, unoriginal, unfunny, and puzzling simultaneously.

fluiddruid
01-10-2007, 03:16 PM
Congratulations! You have just proved the theory that there is no limit to human stupidity. Congratulations! You have now received a warning from me to not alter quotes and to not steal material. Well, I guess, technically that's two warnings.

Please refer to our forum guidelines (http://boards.academicpursuits.us/sdmb/showthread.php?t=384736) which state
Falsely attributing a quote to another user, or modifying another's post in order to cast him/her in a bad light, even if meant in jest, is grounds for revocation of your posting privileges.and
Our sponsor, the Chicago READER, has a strict policy on respecting copyrights and copyrighted material. They don’t want their stuff used by others without permission, and so we don’t use stuff created by others without permission. Basically, The policy is : don't do it.I realize you are new, but this is two strikes against you in only four posts. That's not a good track record, and your posting privileges will be removed if you continue to break our rules.

fluiddruid
01-10-2007, 03:24 PM
I can't believe I wasted the big 2k on a warning...

Seven
01-10-2007, 03:53 PM
Ahhhhh I missed it. :(

Hey rogue568: did ur cum from aol?

Mangetout
01-10-2007, 08:12 PM
Sumer is ycomen in, Lhude sing, cucu?
I'd never heard of this song until it was on How Music Works a couple of weeks back, now it's everywhere.

MadTheSwine
01-10-2007, 09:35 PM
I can't believe I wasted the big 2k on a warning...


How did you envision your 2k post? A post about fireworks?
If I ever get to 2000 I will commemorate it with a post about you, if that will make you feel better.

Polycarp
01-10-2007, 09:37 PM
I'd never heard of this song until it was on How Music Works a couple of weeks back, now it's everywhere.

Which has got to be a record for longest time between original release and later artists covering it, ever! :D

Annie-Xmas
01-11-2007, 09:05 AM
This is as good a place as any to link to the CW11 logo (http://cw11.trb.com/)

elmwood
01-11-2007, 06:27 PM
Back in high school, some of my friends called the noun version "cumpah". Go figure.

ignoramus
01-12-2007, 08:25 AM
Who is the ignoramus who decided to spell “come” as “cum” when referring to semen.

Please don't try to blame all this on me, I'm a jism man like my father before me...

WhyNot
01-12-2007, 08:35 AM
This is as good a place as any to link to the CW11 logo (http://cw11.trb.com/)
Wow, that was like one of those Magic Eye 3D vision thingies from the 80's. I'm staring at it going, "I don't ge------OH!" :D

Antigen
01-12-2007, 08:46 AM
Wow, that was like one of those Magic Eye 3D vision thingies from the 80's. I'm staring at it going, "I don't ge------OH!" :D
I hope you didn't get any in your eye!

Hostile Dialect
01-12-2007, 08:56 AM
I'm curious: can someone email me rogue568's rant, if anyone other than him happened to copy and paste it somewhere?

Annie-Xmas
01-12-2007, 09:26 AM
Wow, that was like one of those Magic Eye 3D vision thingies from the 80's. I'm staring at it going, "I don't ge------OH!" :D

I noticed it the first time I saw it (maybe I just have a dirty mind). I was wide eyed & dropped jaw, thinking "Who thought that one up?" :eek:

BlueKangaroo
01-12-2007, 09:43 AM
I noticed it the first time I saw it (maybe I just have a dirty mind). I was wide eyed & dropped jaw, thinking "Who thought that one up?" :eek:
I feel like a failure in the dirty mind department. I keep looking and not seeing. Of course, I could never do the Magic Eye things either.

I'm going to pout now. And then study the Krebs cycle.

WhyNot
01-12-2007, 09:47 AM
I feel like a failure in the dirty mind department. I keep looking and not seeing. Of course, I could never do the Magic Eye things either.

I'm going to pout now. And then study the Krebs cycle.
I got it by reading it backwards.
the 11 makes the last two legs of an "M" shape, and the curves of the CW make a CU shape, with an extra leg to complete the "M".

BlueKangaroo
01-12-2007, 09:59 AM
Ah. I looked at that, but didn't quite see it. I guess I needed all the "connections".

Thanks!

rayh
01-12-2007, 05:01 PM
I just got some spam email.

We are in search of a trustworthy investment Expert cum funds manager,


Well it made me laugh.

RedFury
01-12-2007, 05:08 PM
Cum cum. What's the big deal? That's only twice and I feel great.

rayh
01-12-2007, 05:09 PM
Cum cum. What's the big deal? That's only twice and I feel great.

How old are you?

RedFury
01-12-2007, 05:22 PM
How old are you?

Cum again?

rayh
01-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Cum again?

Again? That make 3 then? A late starter but seems to be getting the hang of it now.

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