March 17, 2008

"Have you ever tried to get cow s--- out of a Prada purse? It's not so f------ simple."

What are we going to do about Nicole Richie? The Supreme Court wants to tell us.

21 comments:

Simon said...

I will pay real money for someone to denounce the ruling on television by telling the court to go f*** itself.

rhhardin said...

Few people realize that fuck is not a verb, let alone one referencing intercourse.

Fuck you an epithet, not a sentence ; and hence for example does not embed like a sentence would

*He said to fuck you.

Interested readers may find fuller explanation at Studies Out in Left Field: Defamatory Essays Presented to James D. McCawley on the Occasion of His 33rd or 34th Birthday

A little overpriced at $31.95, but the essay in question is ``English Sentences without Overt Grammatical Subject'' by Quang Phuc Dong.

Anyway it's as if they were to legislate pi as three exactly, when they talk about what the word says.

It has, rather, a social function.

Daryl said...

rhhardin: Few people realize that fuck is not a verb

Of course it's fucking verb.

People use it as a verb; therefore, it is a verb.

I can't wait for some stupid fucking lawyer to go in front of J. Scalia and tell him that "fuck" isn't a verb:
"Are you fucking kidding me?"
"No sir, that's an adverb"
"Don't fuck with me, I knew that"

And if you don't like it, you can go fuck yourself. (I think I just used "fuck" as a verb. I'm not a language expert like some fuckers here, but I'll be fucked before I let some pointy-headed fuckwit tell me how to speak my fucking language.)

(P.S.: rhh, I don't really mean the hostility; it's in jest. It just comes across that way because I keep using that fucking word)

rhhardin said...

Sentences without Overt etc is online for example here

I guess I should always check first.

Ron said...

"fuck" is a philosopher's stone of so many emotions...

Respect the fucking word!

Middle Class Guy said...
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Middle Class Guy said...

According to the Encarta dictionary f#$k is a verb, a noun, and an interjection.

Windbag said...

The direction of this post demands the posting of this.

jeff said...

Well, it isn't just the language. The problem is that overuse waters it down. What do you say when you NEED to spew profanity?

Middle Class Guy said...

I do not understand the need to spew profanity by so called celebrities and others who appear on the idiot box.

Is it neccesary for these imbeciles to demonstrate to the general public the paucity of their vocabulary? Or do they feel a deep seated need to shock, annoy, or appeal to their true audience; people with the maturity and mentality of teenagers?

If it were permissable or constitutional, I would heavily fine those who spew the obscene language. Why should the network be responsible for the conduct of morons. Why should we have to explain these words to our kids?

MadisonMan said...

middle class guy, you trashcanned your post with the funny typo :(

BJK said...

I do not understand the need to spew profanity by so called celebrities and others who appear on the idiot box.

Being a "so-called celebrity" only entitles the person in question to a niche audience. As the person stops being a novelty item, the audience loses interest.

As someone like Nicole Ritchie has no discernable talent with which to transcend "so-called celebrity" into actual celebrity, the only way to remain novel is to continue to act / be outrageous. ...and that means acting like a Fu--ing idiot.

Middle Class Guy said...

MadisonMan said...
middle class guy, you trashcanned your post with the funny typo :(

You mean phuque?

I first saw that in college in 1971

madawaskan said...

rhhardin-

by Quang Phuc Dong

Ironic.

No wonder Quang doesn't think it's a verb...

Beth said...

It's good to hear that only a few people are mistaken in believing that f*%k is not a verb.

The Oxford English Dictionary lists it as a noun, a verb, and an interjection. The OED verb entry gives specific citations referencing intercourse going back to 1568--just one of the things I love about our species. Invent a media and a means to transmit it (in this course the printing press) and lickety-split, someone's using it to convey "f*%k."

rhhardin said...

by Quang Phuc Dong

Ironic.


The author is believed to be McCawley, one of the line of prankster linguists.

rhhardin said...

prankster linguists

Check out this calendar Linguistically Noteworthy Dates in May

May 18, 1941. Quang Phuc Dong is captured by the Japanese and interned for the duration of hostilities.

madawaskan said...

rhhardin-

Shoot I knew it was too good to be true.

Cripes made me laugh though.

Middle Class Guy said...

Check out hotforwords.com. It is a philology site by a twenty seven year old philologist who looks like a Playboy Bunny.

MadisonMan said...

No, you mistyped find for fine.

(Well, I thought it was funny)

Middle Class Guy said...

I have dyslexic fingers sometimes.