Elyse Methven does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. When I say same sex, you say marriage. Same sex.
Polite sentences with "fuck"
GEORGE CARLIN THE HISTORY AND MANY USES OF THE WORD FUCK LYRICS
English speakers enjoy what seems like an unmatched curiosity about the origins and historical usages of their language's curses. The exceedingly popular "F word" has accreted an especially wide body of textual investigation, wide-eyed speculation, and implausible folk etymology. One of the term's well-known if spurious creation myths even has a Van Halen album named after it. Because of course. If you find nothing to like in the F word's ever-increasing prevalence in the media, think of it this way: at least future lexicographers of swearing will have more to go on.
:: The Many Uses of the Word “FUCK” ::
You don't have to worry about a natural phrase if the atmosphere is informal. And informality is a typical Irish characteristic. The Irish have all of the normal "four-letter words," of course.
Skip to the article , or search this site. But what makes swearing so profane is social factors, not linguistic ones, because linguistically, swear words are fucking fascinating. I swear, I curse for entirely academic reasons. At least, this is what I tell my father. The article asks us, is fuck really a verb?