Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Ban The F-Bomb
Ban The F-Bomb
The other night Mrs. C and I were watching a show where the main character, a famous writer who was having marital issues used the word “Fuck” a lot. “This fucking this” “This fucking that” “Fuck it” “Fucking car” “Fucking stupid idiot” “Fuck you!”
In one short scene this dude said “Fuck” or “Fucking” about 37 times with a few “Shits” thrown in for good measure.
I am not a prude. I use bad language in my posts from time to time, but I just felt this was ridiculous.
Years ago the use of the word “Fuck” made a joke funnier, a threat more ominous and a serious situation more serious. The word has now been watered down. Punctuating a joke with “Fucking” has lost its punch. Insulting someone by putting “Fucking” in front of whatever insult you choose adds little extra insult. Enhancing a point by using the word no longer enhances the point. Even if you add the ever offensive “Mother-“ in front of the word it just no longer slaps you in the face like it used to.
It is not that I object to the word, it is just that the overuse has ruined the word.
As a young lad I never heard an adult use the word. My dad never said it in my presence and certainly my mom never said it. Back in the day, the F-Bomb was a bomb, seldom used but effective when delivered. Currently the F-bomb is an F-izzle.
We no longer have a word in our linguistic arsenal that delivers the big punctuating blow. No word that properly conveys the ultimate anger, a threat or is capable of shocking and getting instant attention.
A great verbal weapon has been defused and we have no replacement.
I offer a new word to be used only as the ultimate threat and for ultimate shock value; “Framinate” or “Framinating!”
If someone really pisses you off, “Framinate you!” might be an appropriate retort to convey real anger.
If you lock yourself out of the house and you lost the key you can say “Gosh Framinating dang it!” to ease your frustration.
If your boss gives you a stupid assignment then he is a “Framinating idiot!”
That is it, problem solved. We now have a new powerful word to properly express anger, fear or frustration.
Don’t fucking abuse it!