quality versus quantity does not have to be a winner-take-all proposition.
I have always preferred the word whore to slut."Slut" is just to clipped, and, well, bourgeois.Whereas "whore" has this beautiful open vowel, bookend-ed by equally open consonants.It's such a pleasure to say (and I do get much pleasure from the say-ing)...so, yes, in other words:whore feels great in my mouth.
I have to argue: there is certainly a time and place for the rubbed mascara and smeared lipstick aura of slut. There's a different sort of frisson as it passes through the lips; smoothly sliding, propelled by a sneer, and then a sudden catch as it exits. It's all sharp teeth and pointed tongue -- another wholly intriguing pleasure of linguistics.Also, to get literal for a moment, "slut" is more accurate a term for my current relationship with cocktails. Were I better at having drinks purchased for me, "whore" would be much more accurate.Buy me a drink and we can talk. ;)
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