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Old 07-14-2009, 07:16 AM
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Oh, frak for sure. Frell sounds like a shampoo.
LOL. I agree.

The Wiki on "frak" says Ron Moore of the new BSG wanted to make it a four-letter word (it had previously been spelled "frack"). However, I'd always thought that "frak" was the more common spelling, anyway.

See, another thing: The thing about swear words is that if you use them too much, they lose their potency. For example, "damn." That used to be pretty strong, but now it's pretty mild. Even the version of "damn" with the name of a deity in front of it is losing its effect somewhat.

It may be a matter of time before the "f" or even the "mf" word loses its power to shock and dismay and cause conniptions among do-gooders and such.



About Carlin: He was really something, wasn't he? He could rattle off those routines like no one else. And he didn't use blue or schlock/shock humor as a crutch, either, unlike certain (cough, andrewdiceclay, cough) other people I could name. Some of his non-blue humor was the most brilliant creative work around. E.g., his commentary on the evolution of "shell shock."

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Old 07-14-2009, 07:32 AM
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with my Dad having been in the Navy, I learned a lot of useful words at a young age...but Lord help me if Dad heard me use them! lol...once I got older, though, I started using them...but I only swear at or about objects or situations, never a person... I might say, for example...."That **** car quit running on me at lunch time today, and it took me three **** hours to get it to go!" I have never called a person any of the terms I consider swear words....I think it is much more fun to confuse them by telling a person off in such a way that I can tell them to go to Hell, and have them thank me for the directions when I am done. I agree that using these terms to or about someone is one of the worst things a person can do to that someone....If I would not like to hear a term used to describe myself, then I will not use it to describe another person.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:24 AM
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"Remember kids! Profanity is a crutch for ignorant *** holes!" -Fission Chicken
Frakkin'-A!



Just thought of another Carlinism. Dunno if this was actually his (haven't bothered to look it up), but some wag once said: "Fighting for peace is like frakking for virginity." 'Cept it wasn't "frakking" he used.

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Old 07-14-2009, 10:02 AM
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Generally I don't like profanity. When I'm around people I don't know, I do my best to refrain from them, as I do not know their personality. (Although I will use "frak" sometimes.)

But get me really ticked off....and sometimes the chain lightning barrages of expletives will begin.

My release is often videogames or working with iClone 3.2 PRO, but sometimes, even those will bring out a curse or two in me.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:30 AM
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:06 AM
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It's so true - expressing yourself and getting it out your system is so much better than keeping it in.
Indeed. That's probably why the evil four-lettered F word is so often used, the very way you say it already has a cathartic effect.

Nothing wrong with being decent-mannered and eloquent, but the censorship of profanity really goes too far. First because the arguments are empty, no kid becomes evil because of cursing and second because we know what happens when we begin to forbid people to speak their mind.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:08 AM
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So I guess your mom was wrong -- it's good to swear!

Holy frak!



See: "Swearing can make you feel better, lessen pain"
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:37 PM
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Indeed. That's probably why the evil four-lettered F word is so often used, the very way you say it already has a cathartic effect.

Nothing wrong with being decent-mannered and eloquent, but the censorship of profanity really goes too far. First because the arguments are empty, no kid becomes evil because of cursing and second because we know what happens when we begin to forbid people to speak their mind.
Well told, good sir.

Besides, there's just something about expletives that end in hard consonants like "c" + "k" that just enhances the relief level. LOL!

Not to mention, have we not forgotten the versatility of a certain word?


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The versatility of the "F" word: (frak and its variants are used) (list is far from conclusive)

Disbelief: "You've got to be frakking kidding me!"
Insult: "You is frakking ugly!"
Warning: "Don't frak with me!"
Compassion: "Let me take care of your emotional stress. Come on in for a gentle frak."
Resignation: "I just don't frakking know anymore."
Deception: "Watch me frak with this guy."
Parental aspersion: "You're a real motherfrakker!"
Telling the doctor what's wrong: "It frakking hurts right here! Really frakking bad!"
Complimentary: "This is really frakking good!"
Surprise: "What the frak was that?!"
Curiosity: "What the frak is that?!"
Unfamiliarity: "Who the frak are you?!"
Loss of privacy: "What the frak are you doing here?!"
Invasion of home: "How the frak did you get in here?!"
Catharsis: "FRAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!"
Caution: "Watch where you're swinging that frakking thing!"
Impending terminal violence: "You are frakking dead!"
Oversight: "How in the frak did you miss that?!"
Dismissal: "Frak off!"
Terminal dismissal: "Frak off and die!"
Defiance: "Frak you!"
Defeatism: "Frak me."
Terminal defeatism: "Frak me, I'm dead."
Sexual desire: "Frak me good."
Sexual prowess: "I'll frak your socks off."
Extreme sexual prowess: "I'll frak your frakking socks off."
Sexual impotence: "FRAAAAAAKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Abstinence: "I don't want any frakking thing to do with that!"
Mental instability: "You are frakked in the head, you know that?"
Imparting of wisdom: "Did you know frak is a versatile word?"
Assimilation of wisdom: "I did not frakking know that."
Questioning of wisdom: "The frak you say?!"
Dismissal of wisdom: "You don't know what the frak you're talking about!"
Terminal velocity before impact: "FRRAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK---splat!"
and last but not least---
Rubbing it in the censors' faces: "Frak frakkity frak frak frak!"

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Old 07-14-2009, 01:16 PM
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"Have you seen two cats frak each other? Fraking hillarious!"'
"Hey, frak-face!"
"I'm not the one that got butt-fraked on national television!"

Funny enough a Robot Chicken skit did the "frak" thing and the censors not getting it.
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