Gimme an “F”: The history of the F-Word (NSFW, naturally)

By on September 21, 2015

This might be something you want to share with your boss and co-workers — or not — but that’s up to you. Obviously, there’s some words here that are NSFW, and the audio clip is NSFW too. Gimme an “F!”

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Perhaps one of the most interesting words in the English language today, is the word fuck.

Out of all the English words that begin with the letter ‘f’ …fuck is the only word referred to as ‘the f word’…

It’s the one magical word, just by its sound, that can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love.

Fuck, as most words in the English language is derived from German …the word fuieken, which means ‘to strike.’

In English, fuck falls into many grammatical categories:

As a transitive verb for instance.. John fucked Shirley.
As an intransitive verb… Shirley fucks.

Its meaning is not always sexual, it can be used as…

An adjective such as… John’s doing all the fucking work.
As part of an adverb… Shirley talks too fucking much.
As an adverb enhancing an adjective… Shirley is fucking beautiful.
As a noun… I don’t give a fuck.
As part of a word… absofuckinglutely -or- infuckingcredible.
And as almost every word in a sentence… Fuck the fucking fuckers.

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As you must realize, there aren’t too many words with the versatility of fuck…as these examples describing situations such as:

Fraud: I got fucked at the used car lot.
Dismay: ahhh fuck it!
Trouble: I guess I’m really fucked now!
Aggression: Don’t fuck with me, buddy!
Difficulty: I don’t understand this fucking question!
Inquiry: Who the fuck was that?
Dissatisfaction: I don’t like what the fuck is going on here.
Incompetence: He’s a fuck-off!
Dismissal: Why don’t you go outside and play hide and go fuck yourself…?

I’m sure you can think of many more examples.

With all these multi-purpose applications, how can anyone be offended when you use the word.

We say use this unique, flexible word more often in your daily speech.

It will identify the quality of your character immediately.

Say it loudly and proudly: FUCK YOU!

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About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.