asked: "If I may also weigh in on the 'cunt' issue - I think Martin is well aware of the modern connotations, and uses it intentionally to help illustrate his characters' personalities. Some of his characters throw it around easily, while others wouldn't dream of saying it. Martin has written some very strong, respectable female characters in the series, so I really think the use of the word is for characterization, and not a depiction of what he as a person thinks is acceptable language."
Yes, I would agree with that. I think Martin was pretty good about only using it sparingly, for that effect, until ADwD. The show’s scripts have been more liberal and questionable in its usage.