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The number of times in my life I've heard the word "bitch" used as an insult? Countless

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The number of times in my life I've heard the word "baby" used as an insult? Also countless.

The number of times in my life I've heard the words "bitch" and "baby" both used in a sentence or phrase (ie: "Stop being a bitch-ass baby." or "Stop being a baby, bitch.") intended to insult someone? Several dozen.

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The number of times in my life I'd heard the words "bitch" and "baby" combined as "bitch-baby" as an insult before watching Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder last night? Zero.

The number of times in my life I've heard the words "bitch" and "baby" combined as "bitch-baby" as an insult after watching Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder last night? At least four.

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a columnist for GQ.com, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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By the time I heard this dumb phrase on How To Get Away With Murder, I just hated it. Calling someone a baby, fine. Calling somebody a bitch, also fine. Bitch-Baby is redundant and just doesn't make any sense. Sounds like something white teenagers say. And it sounded ridiculous coming out of the mouth of Olivia Pope.