Word Versatility  

Lapkin4u 43F
497 posts
10/3/2005 10:17 am

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Word Versatility

Perhaps one of the most interesting and colourful words in the English
language today is the word "fuck". It is the one magical word, which,
just by its sound, can describe pain, pleasure, love, and hate.

In language, "fuck" falls into many grammatical categories. It can be
used as a verb, both transitive (Mary fucked John) and intransitive (John was
fucked by Mary). It can be an action verb (John really gives a fuck), a
passive verb (Mary really doesn't give a fuck), an adverb (Mary is
fucking interested in John), or as a noun (Mary is a terrific fuck). It can also
be used as an adjective (Mary is fucking beautiful) or an interjection
(Fuck! I'm late for my date with Mary). It can even be used as a conjunction
(John is ugly, fuck, he's also stupid). As you can see, there are very few
words with the overall versatility of the word "fuck."

Aside from its sexual connotations, this incredible word can be used to
describe many situations:

1) Surprise -- "What the fuck are you doing here?"
2) Fraud -- "I got fucked by the car dealer."
3) Resignation -- "Oh, fuck it!"
4) Trouble -- "I guess I'm fucked now."
5) Aggression -- "FUCK YOU!"
6) Disgust -- "Fuck me."
7) Confusion -- "What the fuck...?"
Difficulty -- "I don't understand this fucking business!"
9) Despair -- "Fucked again...."
10) Pleasure -- "I fucking couldn't be happier."
11) Displeasure -- "What the fuck is going on here?"
12) Lost -- "Where the fuck are we?"
13) Disbelief -- "UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE!"
14) Retaliation -- "Up your fucking ass!"
15) Denial -- "I didn't fucking do it."
16) Perplexity -- "I know fuck-all about it."
17) Apathy -- "Who really gives a fuck, anyhow?"
1 Greetings -- "How the fuck are ya?"
19) Suspicion -- "Who the fuck are you?"
20) Panic -- "Let's get the fuck out of here."
21) Directions -- "Fuck off."
22) Awe -- "How the fuck did you do that?"

It can be used in an anatomical description -- "He's a fucking asshole."
It can be used to tell time -- "It's five fucking thirty."
It can be used in business -- "How did I wind up with this fucking job?"
It can be maternal --"Motherfucker."

UPDATE to post:
When your wife says your girlfriend's name: "OH FUCK!"

rm_JDfury 55M/55F

10/3/2005 12:24 pm

Did you know where it came from? In the middle ages in England, when an unmarried person (usually a female and usually a prostitute) was caught having sex with someone who was not their spouse. Their punisment was to be hot poker branded (like cattle) on their forehead with the letters F U C K . It stands for Found Under Carnal Knowledge. Sick fucks eh? Makes me glad I live in the modern age. I would be branded for fucking sure.

scottdammit11 54M

10/3/2005 8:55 pm

Fuck is an obscenity in America, a last name in China, and gibberish to the rest of the world. Words only have power when we give them power. Lapkin, joke 'em if they can't take a fuck...You rock!

wanakissuallover 58M
411 posts
10/4/2005 5:37 am

Too "d**m" funny scottdammit11!

JDfury: The story i heard was that they put it (carved) on the stocks (where ya had your head and hands locked between two peices of wood while had to stand hunched over) and that it meant: For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge But i have to agree that either one would have been very painfull in their own special way

My little Lapkinette: I wish i could find the shitty paper i printed up about "Shit!"; i have it burried under a Pile of shit somewhere in this apt. I'm such a shithead for not keeping things more orderly. Oh, well, who gives a shit; you never can find shit when you need it, but shit's always turning up when you don't. If i was into drugs i'd probably be smokin' some shit right now!

Don't know if shit is more versitile than fuck, but they're both fuckin' nice ta have around when your in a shitty mood and need something ta say. If i ever find that paper, i'll be sure to get back w/ya and type it in for your perusal.

I spent so much time last night playing w/you...i mean playing around on your bra's...i mean, blogs...that i spent most of the night catching up on saying hey and commenting on my other fav.'s. Don't be alarmed now, no could ever replace you my dear, i'm just trying to spread the love around...mustn't be selfish now. I just won't have time to finish up looking at and commenting on more of your older blogs. That will be my project tonight. Thanks again, for the e-mail. Mmmmmmwwwuuah!

AmberSolaire 43M

10/4/2005 10:05 am

You been watching four weddings and a funeral again?lol

dasher121 37M

10/11/2005 7:18 pm

Wow, never thought about how versitile that word is. gotta love the language haha.

Arc_Angel2112 43M

11/4/2005 7:35 pm

It's my favorite word...Hell in the corps I think it's the only word we ever used...and sir of course! Scott that's hillarious!

rm_joe_someone 35M

11/12/2005 5:36 am

Gotta love quoting George Carlin

4 posts
12/2/2005 5:45 am

Just one to add.....Admiration:"You're the Fucking Shit!"

4 posts
12/2/2005 5:47 am

Fucking Smiley's!

singlem1969 48M

12/3/2005 6:56 pm

Three notes:
1. I've found a website from which you've gotten the interesting topic.
2. More impressive fact is that the word FUCK (and its variants) is the only word in the English language (other than Smurf) that may be used in almost every (if not every) grammatical usage: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, interjections, past participles and so much more.
3. The origin of the word is actually unknown, however one of the first instances of it in writing is from a poem in mixed Latin and English translated as "Fleas, Flies and Friars" (circa 15th century) - people should realize that if they're talking middle ages, they didn't speak the same English we do. Don't get caught up on netlore or misnomers, don't propagate ignorance and myth. Thanks!

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