We couldn't even pick a decent bunch of people to be colonised by." -Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting The cultural ties to empire are not so easy to efface as the political ones.
Other Cockney rhyming slang 'cunt' euphemisms are 'all quiet' (from ; extended to 'all quiet on the breast an' cunt'), 'eyes front', 'Grannie Grunt', 'groan and grunt', 'gasp and grunt', 'growl and grunt', 'sharp and blunt', and 'National Front'. (2011) added "Kenny Lunt" and "Tessa Munt" to the Cockney rhyming slang 'cunt' lexicon. The Cockney pronunciation of 'cunt' was evocatively captured by Clark Collis ("You cahnt!", 2001) and Irvine Welsh ("CAHHNNTTT", 2002), and by the headline ("You like the word cunt, huh?"; Anita Crapper, 2005). The Yorkshire equivalent is "coont" (Peter Silverton, 2009), and in Jamaican patois it is "cohnnnt" (Marlon James, 2014).
Will Self, like Irvine Welsh,writes novels which are liberally sprinkled with 'cunt's. He explainedwhy to Michael Odell: "they are necessary cunts. It's not that I amaddicted to shocking my readers. When cunt is the right word, the motjuste, what can I do? I have to use it. I am a prisoner of cunt. I amnot particularly enamoured of the word myself" (2008).