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Sasquatch is a Dirty Word?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 30th, 2013

A little over a year ago here on Cryptomundo, there was plenty of uproar over the word “squatch” being used on the site. Although it and “squatchy” are commonly used on Finding Bigfoot, some readers find the word offensive.

See the following posts:

What’s A “Squatch”?

E!’s The Soup Just Got a Whole Lot Squatchier

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

and read the comments.

Now on the Craig Ferguson Show, guest Megan Mullally and Craig (not me unfortunately) discuss the naughty implications of the word Sasquatch.

Will the word Sasquatch be verboten around these here parts now???

Tune in and find out…

Oklahoma City-bred actress/singer Megan Mullally recently appeared on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” where she chatted about social media, Internet meanies and the perceived dirtiness of the word “Sasquatch.”

Mostly, she and Ferguson talked about Nancy and Beth, her band with fellow actress Stephanie Hunt, and their upcoming gig at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, set for Memorial Day weekend in Washington state.Brandy McDonnell

This video only shows the Sasquatch discussion, although it clips off the very last of the conversation.

The video below is a larger portion of the interview with the last of the conversation intact.

Love me some Megan Mullally!

megan-mullally

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


8 Responses to “Sasquatch is a Dirty Word?”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    REALLY? “Offensive” is a pretty strong word. Personally, I don’t find it offensive in the literal sense. It’s a neutral word.

    But seeing or hearing “Squatch” isn’t offensive in the traditional sense. To me, it feels like somebody just put a booger in my ear.

  2. Wee Falorie Man responds:

    I don’t mind saying Bigfoot or Sasquatch but I’m never going to say “squatch” because I associate it with that ridiculous show “Finding Bigfoot” and it sounds very very dorky.

  3. Oliver L. Kirk via Facebook responds:

    To me sasquatch word is okay, as as derivative from the native word… But “squatching” just sounds s vulgar, like it is something a couple. Would. Do in. The privacy of their own bedroom

  4. springheeledjack responds:

    I don’t think “squatch” does anything for the pursuit of Bigfoot…other than to tie it to a reality show that claims to know an awful lot about Bigfoots and their behavior without ever really obtaining even minimal evidence of the big guy…

    Sasquatch the word has been being used to refer to Bigfoot since…the early 20th century I believe…I think the term “squatch” would tick off a potential Bigfoot more than Sasquatch…hmmmn…maybe that’s the real goal of the cast of Finding Bigfoot–use a slur of his accepted name in an attempt to get Bigfoot to show him self and take public offense at being called nothing more than a “Squatch.” Or at least get a lawyer and sue the show for defaming Bigfoot’s good name…

  5. mandors responds:

    Just another example of the shortcomings of a free society where dumb people get to voice their opinions. “Squatch” is not prurient. It sounds, as Wee Falorie points out, stupid. It is a word from a bunch of geeks, who have absolutely no clue as to what is hip or cool, trying to sound hip or cool.

  6. DWA responds:

    The more I read, the more I understand why the former TBRC is going with “wood ape.”

  7. alan borky responds:

    Craig it’s always the case when something begins to gain mainstream popularity you get two groups emerging:

    1) the tiny nerdish minded minority who fret proprietorially over the invasion of ‘their’ territory and ‘incorrect’ usage of ‘their’ terminology and

    2) those who think the more the merrier.

    In the 70s when Bowie first emerged as Ziggy Stardust, the music papers were full of letters to the editor from his earliest fans bewailing how his increase in sales and appearances on ‘tacky’ shows like Top of the Pops instead of The Old Grey Whistle Test meant he’d become somehow uncool and therefore they were dropping him.

    Others like myself on hearing endless debates on how Bowie should be pronounced took the position my daughter takes when she hears newbies calling Lady Gaga Gags “Good it shows they’re interested!”

    The moment the Squatch Police take over and start turning Sasquatch into just another subject on the school curriculum where you get lectured at and ticked off and marked down for ‘bad’ usage’s the moment Patty really is as dead and dull as the dodo.

  8. Wee Falorie Man responds:

    So according to alan borky, people who don’t like to say “squatch” are “the tiny nerdish minded minority who fret proprietorially”. How did you determine that the majority of people like to say “squatch”, alan? Have you taken a national poll? Is simply not liking the word “squatch” the same thing as “fretting proprietorially”? And by the way, do you really think the David Bowie situation that you mentioned is analogous to people merely stating their opinions of “squatch”?

    The “Squatch Police” are not taking over, alan. There is no such thing as “Squatch Police”. Mischaracterizations and false dichotomies are not a good way to present your point of view. I think ‘Finding Bigfoot’ is a ridiculous show and I think “squatch” sounds dorky and I’m not going to say it. There’s nothing wrong with merely stating my opinion, right?



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