Minor spoiler for The Avengers:
Went to see The Avengers the other day. Thought it was a load of by-the-numbers silly fun, easy to watch, and Loki is my kind of evil, despite the silly headgear.
Just wanted to mention one strange thing, though. Loki, in a pissed off state, calls Natasha/Black Widow a “mewling quim.”
My sainted aunt, I thought, how did that get past the censors? Quim is a good old-fashioned word for another good old-fashioned word. “Mewling quim” = “whining cunt”.
Now, I thought it was a funny moment. Just for a second, we phased out of the Land of Sanitised Ultraviolence and Sexless Sexiness into a slightly more interesting place. Segue to fantasies of Black Widow teaching Loki respect in sundry wicked ways.
But — that’s a hell of a thing to call a woman. Natasha deserved an equally pungent comeback line. Next time, can we have a full-on slanging match of dirty archaic insults?