October 23, 2003
The usage of the word "fuck" is less taboo today
BBC: "In research, 50% or more people said the words that should never be broadcast are cunt, motherfucker, nigger, Paki and spastic. Young women also don't like whore, slag and twat. But fuck wasn't on the list." (via MetaFilter)
Interestingly, the article attributes Monty Python's classic public service announcement to Nick Lohr...
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A little bit of etymology: "Fuck is an Old English word which means 'to sow a seed' (as in farming). 'To sow' means to scatter seeds, similar to the process of a male
ejaculating in to a female."
Check http://www.strangecosmos.com/read.adp?joke_id=1802 for alternatives!

Posted by: C on October 23, 2003 08:32 PM

Monty Python influences everything. Maybe their sketch on Spam - http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Scripts/TheSpamSketch - will make that less taboo too.

Posted by: Philip Tellis on October 24, 2003 07:16 AM

I have noticed the patterns of speech from different locales in America that people pronounce words in such a way as to actually say 'fuck' when the word ends in folk. Norfolk becomes Norfuck, Woolfolk-Woolfuck... It drives me up a wall when the grankids are over and the 1D10T on the Weather Channel starts talking about a storm in Norfuck VA. One of the older kids always has to laugh about it of course and it really is funny the way they say it.
An intentional use of the f-word is in The Who song 'Who Are You'. When it was first released to radio they never played the album version of the song, they always played the single which contains the phrase "aww who the hell are you" now, there is not a single station that plays the original single version of the song. So every time it plays you get to hear The Who scream "FUCK" four times in 4.5 minutes. Nice how nice isn't anymore. I prefer the choice of when to hear the word so I listen to Classical, country, and switch stations when bad word songs come on. As for the Weather Channel 'folks' I will mute them when a storm is on the east coast.

Posted by: Bo Bear on July 2, 2004 09:28 AM

You shouldn't get so uptight over a syllable. Words have only the power that you give to them and, besides, it's fun to say. Fuck...fuck....

Posted by: Kem on August 28, 2004 06:26 AM

Once you taste SPAM (Spiced Ham)... you will finally realise the reason why it must always remain concealed from popular society. Spam remains a taboo subject for a reason that lies within the taste of the product itself.

Posted by: Shane on April 16, 2005 01:57 AM
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