posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 05:08 AM
a reply to: Errollorre
Some of us older folks cringe at the word when it is used in a public setting or by the very young. Call us elitists if you wish, we see the
word--which is useful in several situations--as the lack of the speaker to have a suitable vocabulary with which to express themselves. So they
resort to a manner of being "cool" with an shock word that has lost its value to shock but not to be simply vulgar.
As an older American, I can remember being puzzled back when the use of the word "bloody" by the English was considered a word that only men at war or
a very lowly commoner would use. Even at that, it had no direct connotation to what was at hand, but it helped get the point across. But the f-word
today has no sting, no value, just a vulgarity that must be ignored as it is used increasingly by the younger generations across the world. It is a
non-descriptive word usually uttered by those that have a limited education and lack of an ability to adequately express themselves in a meaningful
You see, that is the kicker, the proper use of a word like that, as I explained with the old use of the word "bloody," is to add emphasis. So like
"bloody" the F-word now lacks any substance of direct or indirect communication of intensity between people except, more often than not these days,
to fill an otherwise vacuous thought with the interjection of questionable substance.