‘S**t’ – The Four-Letter Word That Got Rush Into All That Trouble

“‘Slut’ is a charged word even when it’s just used metaphorically. … And it is hard to imagine ‘slut’ being reclaimed the way ‘queer’ was, as a respectable label for academic programs and cultural centers. … Maybe someday ‘slut’ will be as comically dated as ‘bounder’ or ‘cad.’ But in recent times, it has actually become stronger and more offensive.”

Source: NPR 03/13/12