Sunday, January 20, 2008

Let's Talk about the Word

You know, seeing as right after I cracked my ribs I said “Fuck!” repeatedly I thought, let’s go ahead and talk about the word for awhile.

Sure, it’s been discussed so much already. We do have the wonderful and funny educational bit about the word. Haven’t heard it? Well, cave dweller, go here.

I would imagine that if you Googled the word “fuck” you’d pick up almost all the web sites that aren’t religious, education, or business in existence.

I don’t think you’d find the Disney site though. They are prohibited from the word. Sort of like priests are prohibited from sex. Yeah, we know how well that works out too. Anyway, Disney employees aren’t supposed to fuck or use the word fuck. They are merely to live happily ever after.

I would think that if you accidentally used the word fuck then it would become a self-fulfilling prophecy over at Disney because you would certainly “be fucked” after that!

Seriously, what is the big hoopla all about anyway? I mean, we can name a town in Pennsylvania Intercourse and nobody creates a stir about that; they only giggle and buy a post card to send to their friends so they can all giggle embarrassingly too.

Or how about if instead of screaming “Fucking fuck”, I had actually said “flippin’ flip” or “freakin’ freak”? Do you really think anybody didn’t understand exactly what I meant? Do you think my son wouldn’t get in less trouble if he said “You’re a freakin’ hot teacher Miss Lacey.” Hell no, he’d be suspended and become a middle school legend among teenage boys.

You have to admit, for a word that is probably the most overused word this side of “Shit”, the word just never goes out of style or diminishes in its impact. It’s like the Levi’s of the swear words.

Sometimes I wonder at some of the meanings and whether they conjure up the wrong message. For example saying “Boy, you’re really fucked” implies a very negative and bad outcome. Why is that? Who wouldn’t want to be fucked? Getting fucked is great!! Ok, three guys in prison named Bubba isn’t great, but that is just an example of a fringe of bad examples out of a barrel of great sex! Somebody needs to revamp our sayings.

I know for this ski trip I am on that we got a “fucking sweet deal” on the house we are staying at. That implies a great savings in money, right? Everyone knew that. But exactly how much better is a “fucking sweet deal” from just a “sweet deal”? And just what hell is a “fucking sweet deal” anyway? Is that like instead of bartering for a really low price to pay instead I had sex and bartered a really low price? I guess that would be fucking sweet but the fact that didn’t happened didn’t preclude our group from making the statement and everyone excepting it.

The whole thing is just fucking confusing…

21 comments:

Matt-Man said...

I find the word "fuck" to be quite amusing when used in the proper setting. It adds humor and emphasis that other words just can't.

For example, "idiots" are merely harmless fools. "Fucking Idiots" are people whose stupidity personally affects me. Does that make sense?

Oh who cares if it does or not, just fuck it. Happy Healing, and Cheers!!

Serena Joy said...

I'm very glad to see this topic today, because I've been using that word all day. I toned the fucking word down for my blog. I don't know why. Sometimes, "fuck it" is the only phrase that conveys what you're trying to say. I don't know why I give a flying fuck whether someone takes offense.:(

Preposterous Ponderings said...

That was a fucking fantastic post!

Carla said...

How exactly does that work...living happily ever after without, you know..."fuck?" Perhaps your next post could be on Disney employees explaining that one.

Kelley said...

Man are the freaks gunna come to your blog!

I use the 'f' word in every post on my blog. Cause I am usually pissed at something and it is the only word that gives a true reflection of my pissed-off-ed-ness.

Hence the freaks finding me.

Betcha my freaks will be worse than yours, unless you start talking about your breasts....

Nessa said...

I think I was living under a fucking rock. I never saw that fucking video.

VE said...

matt-man - Good definition...I get it. You think I'm a fucking idiot...

sj - It sure carries its point even still

pp - Welcome. Thanks.

carla - I have no idea how it works; it probably doesn't but as always businesses have unrealistic expectations.

kelley - I was going to talk about my breasts but you can only put so much in a single posts. I don't want to shock and disgust people too much in a single post.

nessa - Well I hope its a nice rock. It's a funny video even still

Jeff said...

I just want to know what it means when I say "fuckin-a man" - cause I say it all the time. And now that I look at it, I'm not so sure I like what I'm seeing.

Kanrei said...

My favorite word personally. I think "shit" is used more often (famous last words for example), but fuck certainly has more uses. I use fuck the way Picasso used paint.

Marie said...

"Fuck" is simply the most satisfying swear word there is. I've heard it said that profanity is the language of the inarticulate, but if that's true it's only because it can be so accurately used in so very many contexts. The only reasons I bother using any other words is that (a) I have small kids and (b) my parents would die, and I like having them around. If it weren't for those two things, my vocabulary would consist of a single word.

Kurt said...

I like the F word.

Tammie Jean said...

What a great word. It can be used as a noun, verb, adjective... it's simply the most versatile word out there.

VE said...

jeff - See, that's the trouble with analyzing some of our habits. They make no sense! Just roll with it though

kan - Great description. Do you get paid to swear then?

marie - Fuck fuck fuck fucking fuck. You know what I mean; we speak the same single word language.

kurt - And it likes you!

tammie jean - Long time stranger! Yes, it's versatility is what keeps it so popular

justacoolcat said...

I've made the arguement that "fuck" shouldn't be considered a swear word, but grandma just doesn't listen.

Theresa said...

Oh fuckity fuck, why did I ever let my kids know I have a blog? Now I can't use that word on my blog, since my 12 year old occasionally reads it. She's into the logic of, "If you do it, how come I can't."

Kanrei said...

Do you get paid to swear then?


No. Cursing just abstracts my sentences and guarantees I will die poor only for my blog to be discovered after my death and people everywhere will say "I wish I knew Kanrei while he was alive." Then, a few years later, someone will collect my posts and sell it in book form making all the profits I desperately needed to live.

VE said...

justacoolcat - Grandmas...they are so old school...they need to get with it!!

theresa - Exactly why I have no family and friend connections with my blog and I use an alias (well, except my online friends of course). Now I can say whatever the hell I want and you have to suffer reading it...

kan - Brilliant. Perfect. That's another reason why I don't paint. But I am compiling your works waiting for that time....

Uncivil said...

VE
This post was just Sofa King good!!!

Shawna said...

You know I love the word, it truly is the best word for so many reasons. Maybe I'll actually blog about it...ah, fuck it, no I won't.

"fuck you, you fucking fuck"

one of my all time favorites.

I like fucktard too...

VE said...

uncivil - Sometimes you just gotta go there!

shawna - You realize if you use "Fuck you, you fuck" then you can say it the same forwards and backwards!

padraig said...

"Fuck the fucking fuckers" still makes me laugh every time I hear it.