Friday, June 30, 2006

Vocab

The most versatile word in the English language?

11 comments:

Marc said...

Choice snippet:

"I'd even argue that it has therapeutic properties. Ponder, if you will, how critically important this word can be when you stub a toe. It serves as an instant palliative. It's like verbal morphine. You can't hop around the dining room, holding your foot, shouting 'Drat!' or 'Dagnabbit!' or 'Heavens to Betsy!' Those words don't work."

Gargantus said...

i'm glad you put that choice snippet, cause i didnt read the article in it's entirety. The F word is pretty great though.

BA said...

It got used a few times last night when I killed the f#$king deer with my windshield and roof of my car.

tigerfoxbear said...

I like how the first comment on your blog is your own. Come on bud, at least wait for one person to comment before you take over.

Marc said...

Well Tyson... because you liked that one so much, here's another:

"We must not overharvest the swear words that are part of the commons of our language. It is an adults-only commons, of course. Kids need to be told that they still can't use it. How can a 13-year-old be transgressively vulgar with the word if his 5-year-old sister already uses it? This word is supposed to be a reward of adulthood. We have to conserve it, so that our children and our children's children can use it when we're gone."

Marc said...

BA - Did it, as advertised, make you feel any better?

TFB - Garg is glad I posted it... and you're knocking me for it. What's a guy to do?

Tara said...

I can't believe you have said that word. I, for one, have never said it in my life! Potty mouths!

melbo said...

effing liar.

melbo said...

:P

Marc said...

Melbo - Had to throw that smiley on there just in case?

Tara - Maybe you should start. Joseph Smith once said:
"I love that man better who swears a stream as long as my arm and [is attentive to] administering to the poor and dividing his substance, [more] than the long smoothed faced hypocrites."

Marc said...

The Onion emailed me an oldie, but a goodie today:

Creative Asterisk Makes Reader Unaware Of Word 'Fuck'

NEW YORK—A profanity-laced quote from comedian Chris Rock in the latest issue of Newsweek was successfully bowdlerized, leaving subscriber Liz Haines with no idea what was meant by the sanitized non-word "f*ck." "I'm baffled," Haines said of the creative censoring. "In the article, Mr. Rock is quoted as saying, 'To be honest, I don't give a f*ck what my critics say.' Fick? Fack? Fpck? What did he say? He could have said just about anything." This week, Newsweek will be awarded a special citation by the Center For Family-Friendly Media for ingenuity in hiding offensive words from readers.