The "F" word, in my opinion, is the perfect word and unfortunately gets a bad rap. Since I'm one of its staunchest supporters and heaviest users I think it's time I stepped up in its defense. No other word encompasses so many emotions. It's holds its own on both ends of the spectrum and every place in between.
From pleasure to rage, goofing off to pain, being drunk or horribly bored it works. It's so versatile you can dress it up or use it plain. You can be fucked up or get up and fuck. It's a noun, verb, adverb and adjective. You can even use it backwards kinda poetic-fuck you you fuck. It's a passionate invitation and powerful repellent. It's all-around-all-purposeful.
What other word accommodates every occasion? Everywhere? Every time? If you're happy and you know it you say fuck and if you're pissed off it fits like a fucking glove. You could add it to just about every sentence. Like seasoning to fillet it, it's a flavor enhancer, always adding color and flair. Depending on its placement it can bring levity (that's so fucking funny) or place emphasis (shut the fuck up) at just the right spot. Wherever it goes it's right at home and makes its point. Even texting-OMG doesn't pack near the punch as OMFG. See what I mean?
Fuck has a lot of style, but no class. It may be the exclamation point in any situation and never leave room for confusion, but it's also labeled offensive and often censored. Personally I love the word, but wouldn't use it in front of my mom. That's one of the many reasons she doesn't have my blog address. And though there are many words once considered off color that are accepted today, I fear fuck will never be one of them. It's destined to always be one of the very dirtiest of dirty words. We'll never be able to sit at the dinner table and just shoot the fucking breeze.
So in an effort to clean up my act I've decided to compromise. I'm going to learn to say it in as many languages as possible. For example when you're reading about my ex, I may refer to him as a fottuto jerk and you'll know exactly what I'm sayin. Who the fuck am I kiddin?
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