Out at dinner one night with his family and friends, Mick Berris (40) was sitting next to his 13-year-old daughter, Bec, when he dropped the word “scunted”. Never having heard the word before, his mate, Barry (45), asked him what it meant.
“It means ‘sucked in’”, said Mick laughing.
Unsure that it did, Barry pursued a line of questioning which quickly pulled on a thread.
“Are you sure? It sounds like it has the ‘c’ word in it.”
It was at that point that Bec chimed in, saying her father and she use the word around the house all the time.
“It means ‘suck it’ or ‘tough luck’”, the precocious Year 7 student said. “I use it in class every day.”
Confident that any word with the letter ‘c’ followed by ‘unt’ in the middle of it can’t be good, Barry and Mick decided to use Google to investigate further. Within moments of being on the internet and visiting Urban Dictionary, father, and upstanding member of the community Mick was shocked – and also somewhat entertained – to find out it’s true meaning.
“An Australian abbreviation and more socially acceptable way of saying: Sucked in Cunt! My best friend just fucked my girlfriend! Scunted!”, laughed Mick, somewhat embarrassed that his Year 7 daughter had been dropping this in front of teachers at her expensive Catholic school.
“Well, you’re not using that word again, Beccy”, laughed Mick and Barry.
Disappointed, Bec’s shoulders dropped and she looked down at her food before muttering, “Oh man. Scunted.”