More Language Navel Gazing
I'm aware of the original, literal meaning of bitch as well as how and why it became a profane insult in our modern lexicon. Maybe it's that I didn't grow up with dogs, maybe it's that I've never been involved with breeding dogs, or maybe I'm just that much of a puritan, but it's not a term I use and it makes me slightly uncomfortable to hear it used. I wonder if others, particularly people without a deep involvement in the animal world, feel the same way?
Or maybe I'm just overreacting.