Don't be a pussy. Chris Brown is a nice guy: www.crackedsorcerer.com/post/1546/What-a-nice-guy. velvetq Leer: DEC why do people say "don' t be a pussy" when tal
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Don't be a pussy

velvetq Leer:
DEC
why do people say "don' t be a pussy" when talking about
weakness more like "don' t be a man' s ego" because you know
there isn' t nothing more fragile than that
because "pussy" is the shortened form of the word "pusillanimous",
which means "timid, cowardly"
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
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User avatar #18 - steelcrasher (07/30/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Because female selfesteem is so rock solid right ?
#26 - plumpbooty (07/30/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Pussy comes from pussy cat or puss, which is an onomatopoeia for cats (compare Romanian pisica).
Pusillanimous comes from the Latin word pusillanimous = pusillus (very little) + animus (spirit)
User avatar #28 to #26 - leonhardt (07/30/2014) [-]
"Pussilanimous comes from the word pussilanimous"

Oh man, who would have guessed!
User avatar #21 - reefteef ONLINE (07/30/2014) [-]
I wouldn't say our ego is our most fragile part.

It's our balls
#32 - MrDeadiron (07/30/2014) [+] (2 replies)
there isn't nothing more fragile
isn't nothing
is not nothing
not nothing


***** wut
User avatar #35 to #34 - MrDeadiron (07/30/2014) [-]
I just wanted to use that face.
#24 - tiles (07/30/2014) [-]
I love learning new stuff.
#17 - mrmcman (07/30/2014) [-]
"literally no one knows this"
User avatar #2 - ugottanked (07/29/2014) [+] (6 replies)
wasnt this proved as false?
User avatar #8 to #2 - monswine (07/30/2014) [-]
yeah. It's quite clever but it suggests a layman understanding of greek and latin that really stretches belief. In reality Pussy is a diminutive of Puss (cat) and is a term of endearment for cats and other small animals and was applied to women then effeminate men and eventually cowards. The cowardice probably started as a slang for stealth ''pussyfooting'' for trackers, and ''playing pussy'' referred to dog-fighters using cloud cover. It's not a stretch to go from there to '' ******* pussy, show yourself''. The fact that it also happened to be slang for female genitalia is exactly the kind of thing that excites little boys into using ''bad words'' but it wasn't until the 1800's. Wuss and Wussy are likely results of rhyming slang ''pussy-wussy''. source: etymonline.com
#12 - doktorwhat (07/30/2014) [+] (2 replies)
in German you say "weichei", or "soft egg". But "egg" can also mean "testicle".
User avatar #11 - demandsgayversion (07/30/2014) [-]
It's from cats, though. Calling someone a pussy cat cuz they're weak, like a kitten.
User avatar #41 - pokemonstheshiz (07/30/2014) [-]
I think no one knows this because it's not true
User avatar #27 - fedegon (07/30/2014) [-]
I always thought pussy was an insult because of "scaredy cat"
User avatar #20 - turbodoosh (07/30/2014) [-]
Don't be such a pusillanimous twat, you vagina
User avatar #40 - dehnoobshow (07/30/2014) [-]
I think that when we say "Don't be a pussy" we're talking about "Pussy cat"
Childish, yes. Oddly effective, damn right.
#36 - eyecontacthandjob (07/30/2014) [-]
Pusillanimous is an adjective, so you would not say "Don't be a pusillanimous"....
User avatar #29 - uncanny ONLINE (07/30/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Why can't tumblr feminists just live with like the smallest amount of **** in their life? just the slightest shade of brown on their banana and they won't eat it and they'll get angry at the manufacturer?
User avatar #33 to #31 - uncanny ONLINE (07/30/2014) [-]
Well the idea is that they won't even live with the saying "Don't be a pussy"
User avatar #25 - desdemona (07/30/2014) [-]
I didn't know the main reason but I always thought a Pussy as in a cat - scaredy cat
#15 - davyjoneslocker (07/30/2014) [-]
You're making the pussy into this great big Greek goddess named 'Pussalia'
#10 - anonymous (07/30/2014) [-]
Wikipedia had a snippet about this from ~2007 - May 2014 that read -

"It has been informally suggested in folk etymology that it is a shortened form of the word "pusillanimous", which comes from Latin words meaning "tiny spirit" and is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "showing a lack of courage or determination" or cowardly. Though this meaning would seem to be consistent with the intention of the word "pussy" when used as an insult toward a man, it is a false cognate unrelated to the Germanic derivations of puss and pussy."

Oddly, it was removed with the claim "I can find nothing mentioning this folk etymology except obvious copies of this article". I guess someone doesn't follow funnyjunk because this stupid claim is on here at least once a month.
#9 - anonymous (07/30/2014) [-]
This is why English is hard to learn,The sentence "What a pussy" could refer to a cat or a vagina or a cowardly person and be said in the exact same way.
#1 - anonymous (07/29/2014) [-]
and the term as it referred to dat bootyhole is estimated to be from low german or scandinavian origin, puss meant pocket or pouch.
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