Wednesday, April 26, 2006


I was watching T.V. last night and I caught a little bit from CBC's The Hour.

The piece was about the widespread use of the word "Fuck" in today's society, yet the still persistent tabooization of the word in regards to being seen on T.V. or Radio. They had even asked the network if they could not bleep it out, just for this one segment, and they were denied repeatedly. Apparently in this day and age, it still carries "dirty sexual connotations", and the powers that be have decided that it is unacceptable.

Now I use that word Fuck at least fifty-seven times a day. It must be my favorite word, or at least in the top 5. It's just so versatile. Check out the Urban Dictionary entry on it, there's 269 definitions! It can be used as a verb, an adverb, a noun, an adjective, you name it, it can do it. Why modern society would be against this word would be anyone's guess. I think it is the most descriptive word in the English Language.

I understand that you don't want your kids saying it all the time, but you know what? Make the proper use of the word acceptable, and then it won't be the taboo word to throw around anymore. Kids will have to use another shock word to get their parents attention, like Cunt.
I'm not saying it should be a staple of children's cartoons, but C'mon, it least lets hear it used properly on T.V. , instead of kids asking why the television is bleeping all the time.

Fuck, fuck, fuckity, fuck fucker, fuck no, fuck yeah, fuck me, fuck you, fuck off. I just love the sound, the force, the way it can change the impact of a sentence just by being there. You can express so much, it's more of a time saving word than anything else.
What's better:
"Excuse me sir, but your repeated attempts to beg for change are tiring and depressing, I would hope that you would seek employment rather than live off the dole and be a drain on society."
"Fuck off, get a job."
See the time you saved? Isn't this a wonderful word?

I hope that in time the word can gain acceptance on regular T.V. and radio. I would love to hear a Hockey commentator exclaim " Can you believe he made that fucking save? That was fuckin' nuts!"
It would warm my heart.

I'm sure in time the fear of using and appreciating this outstanding piece of linguistics will fade, and it will be accepted for what it is:

A great fuckin' word.



  1. "Paging Mr Carlin, paging George Carlin, please pick up a white courtesy phone."

  2. So does that mean you could hear lyrics on the radio like "You're a uncle fucka, yes it's true. Nobody fucks uncles quite like you"...I also agree that the censorships rules need to be lacks to matched the day and age...and yes Mr.Carlin could definetly have something to say about this...