About The Word… ‘FUCK’


Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful words in the English language today is the word “fuck”. It is the one magical word which, just by its sound, can describe pain, pleasure, love, hate, and oh-so-much more!

In language, “fuck” falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John fucked Mary) and intransitive (Mary was fucked by John). It can be an action verb (John really gives a fuck), a passive verb (Mary really doesn’t give a fuck), an adverb (Mary is fucking interested in John), or as a noun (Mary is a terrific fuck).

It can also be used as an adjective (Mary is fucking beautiful) or an interjection (Fuck! I’m late for my date with Mary). It can even be used as a conjunction (Mary is easy, fuck she’s also stupid). As you can see, there are very few words with the overall versatility of the word “fuck”.

Besides its sexual connotations, this incredible word can be used to describe many situations:
Aggression: Fuck you!
Agreeable: Fucking A.
Apathy: Who really gives a fuck, anyhow?
Confusion: What the fuck?
Deception: Fucking liar.
Denial: I didn’t fucking do it.
Despair: Fucked again.
Difficulty: I don’t understand this fucking business.
Directions: Fuck off.
Disbelief: How the fuck did you do that?
Disgust: Fuck me.
Dismay: Oh, fuck it.
Displeasure: What the fuck is going on here?
Fraud: I got fucked by the used car dealer.
Greetings: How the fuck are you?
Incompetence: He’s a fuck up.
Laziness: He’s a fuck off.
Lost: Where the fuck are we?
Panic: Let’s get the fuck out of here.
Perplexity: I know fuck all about it.
Pleasure: I fucking couldn’t be happier.
Puzzelled: How the fuck do I know?
Rebellion: I don’t give a fuck what he said!
Resignation: Oh, fuck it!
Retaliation: Up your fucking ass!
Suspicion: Who the fuck are you?
Trouble: Well, I guess I’m fucked now.
It can be used as an anatomical description – “He’s a fucking asshole.”
It can be used to tell time – “It’s five fucking thirty.”
It can be used in business – “How did I wind up in this fucking job?”
It can be maternal as in – “Motherfucker.”
It can be political – “Fuck George Bush.”

It has also been used by many notable people throughout history:

“What the fuck was that?” – Mayor of Hiroshima
“Where the fuck did all these Indians come from?” – General Custer
“Where is all this fucking water coming from?” – Captain of the Titanic
“That’s not a real fucking gun.” – John Lennon
“Who’s gonna fucking find out?” – Richard Nixon”
Heads are going to fucking roll.” – Anne Boleyn
“Let the fucking woman drive.” – Commander of Space Shuttle Challenger
“What fucking map?” – Mark Thatcher
“You and your fucking theater tickets!” – Abraham Lincoln
“Any fucking idiot could understand that.” – Albert Einstein
“It does so fucking look like her!” – Picasso
“How the fuck did you work that out?” – Pythagoras
“You want what on the fucking ceiling?” – Michaelangelo
“Fuck a duck.” – Walt Disney
“Why?- Because its fucking there!” – Edmund Hilary
“I don’t suppose its gonna fucking rain?” – Joan of Arc
“Scattered fucking showers my ass.” – Noah
“I need this parade like I need a fucking hole in my head.” – John F. Kennedy

The mind fairly boggles at the many creative uses of the word. How can anyone be offended when you say fuck? Use it frequently in your daily speech; it will add to your prestige.

Today, say to someone… FUCK YOU!

Blotter Acid

Blotter Acid (Photo credit: My Tongue)

I came across a really cool page at eBaum’s World regarding blotter art and designs. Click on the image below to see more of his unusual collection.

Blotter Acid

The pic below is a reproduction showing the design of the first sheet of blotter acid ever made, based on comic book characters created by R.Crumb:

And finally, my particular favorite, designed and signed by artist H.R. Giger:

20 Characteristics of a Real Man

I really love lists. Always have, for some reason. I found this interesting list on a blog called ‘Chad Howse Fitness‘ and wanted to share it with everyone. It’s called “20 Characteristics of a Real Man” by, of course, Chad Howse.

1. A man treats people with respect. If you don’t respect people, you’re not a man. Period.

2. A man understands that greater happiness lies in helping others, not helping himself.

3. A man doesn’t stand still while the world passes him by, he continually pushes himself.

4. A man is a leader in at least one aspect of his life, whether this means his family, with his friends or just in general. But he can also follow. The world wouldn’t work if everyone was trying to lead in every aspect of life.

5. You can depend on a man. You can’t depend on a boy.

6. “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.” – Galileo Galilei

A man is proud, often to a fault. He doesn’t “change” but rather evolves. Ladies, don’t try and change your man, but let him evolve into the man he’s meant to be.

7. A man doesn’t need to be able to fight or to protect himself and his family physically, but it helps. He does, however, need to be willing to do whatever it takes to keep his family happy, safe and out of harm’s way.

8. A man lives for something; a purpose beyond his own personal gains. This can come with time, and with family. It doesn’t always happen right away.

9. “Many of the greatest accomplishments of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.”

A man gets depressed, he gets sad, he thinks about quitting and folding, but he never does. He pushes through adversity.

10. “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” – Louis Nizer

A man, every man, has faults (even YOU). It’s important to understand this.

11. A man can laugh at himself.

12. A man takes pride in how he looks and lives his life. He’s not ashamed by who he is, what he does or how he looks, even if he’s trying to change one of the aforementioned.

13. “Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Men learn what is truly important over time. If they’re lucky, they’ll have a sense of it early on.

14. “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” ~ Oscar Wilde

If a man finds someone special, he doesn’t treat her like she’s everyone else.

15. A man has fears, but he isn’t ruled by them.

16. A man learns from his mistakes. Although he might take a few cracks at it.

17. A man does what is necessary. Even if it’s the hardest decision, or the most unpopular one.

18. A man can appreciate the greatness that is ‘The Gladiator’.

19. A man thrives on competition.

20. “For a man to achieve all that is expected of him, he must regard himself greater than he is.” ~ Johann Wolfgang

 What characteristics would you find in the ideal man? Do you agree with the principles on this list?  Are there any others you would add?  Let us know.

100 Tips About Life, People and Happiness

I found this great list on a useful blog called In Over Your Head and wanted to share it with everyone. It’s called “100 Tips About Life, People and Happiness” by Julien Smith.

1. True wisdom and insight is always free.
2. Give your power over to no one.
3. Going into the unknown is how you expand what is known.
4. Get a library card.
5. Spend more time around people that both challenge and respect you.
6. Remain skeptical forever.
7. Fight for what matters.
8. There is a method that works. Find it.
9. Join a movement.
10. Drink your coffee black.
11. Never let anyone photoshop a picture of you. It creates a false sense of self-confidence.
12. Read more. Especially things you disagree with.
13. Get used to feeling stupid. It’s a sign of growth.
14. It’s easy for people to talk a good game, so watch how they behave instead.
15. Learn something from everyone.
16. Find things that inspire you and pursue them, even if there’s no money in it.
17. Starve if you have to, for as long as you need to.
18. Survive on a little just to prove you can do it.
19. Get one big success at an early age. It’ll help build your confidence for bigger things.
20. Do what you say you’ll do. No one is reliable anymore.
21. Be comfortable with abandonment, even of parts of your identity.
22. Learn a new language.
23. Eat more protein.
24. Keep people around you that will tell you the truth.
25. Genius gets you nowhere. Execution is everything.
26. If given the choice of equity or cash, always take cash.
27. Meet new people as often as possible. Offer to help them.
28. Don’t discriminate. Connect anyone in your network to anyone else.
29. If you can’t do a pull-up, you have a problem.
30. Nobody likes a know-it-all.
31. Get a passport. Fill it up with stamps no one has ever seen.
32. Quit your horrible job.
33. Read biographies. It’s like having access to the best mentors in history.
34. Go to bed, and wake up, early. No one will bother you, letting your best work emerge.
35. Scare yourself a little bit every day. It will expand your inner map.
36. Learn to climb trees.
37. Don’t buy a lot of stuff, and only buy the stuff you really love.
38. Be humble and curious.
39. Twitter followers don’t keep you warm at night.
40. Be as useful as you can in as many circumstances as possible.
41. Show up.
42. Repeat people’s names when you meet them.
43. Turn internet access off your phone. Wifi is fine.
44. Get a deck of Oblique Strategies cards. Use them.
45. Make your home a place where you feel safe.
46. Take people up on bets. Make more bets yourself.
47. Take cold showers. They’re better than coffee.
48. Learn to enjoy hunger.
49. Make everything either shorter, or longer, than it needs to be.
50. Always remember those who helped you. Deliver two or three times as much value back.
51. But also, help people who have never helped you, and can’t.
52. When you know that pain is temporary, it affects all of your decisions.
53. Get a tattoo. Don’t worry about regret.
54. Commit to things, regularly, that are far beyond your ability.
55. Meet with friends more often than you think you have to.
56. Learn to meditate. Go on a retreat if you have to.
57. Your stories are both more and less interesting than you think.
58. Learn to really listen.
59. Walk more.
60. Ugly is just a step on the way to beautiful.
61. Get to know your neighbours.
62. Don’t take anything personally, ever.
63. Consider avoiding school. Go to lots of conferences instead.
64. As soon as you can, buy some art.
65. Apologize more than you need to.
66. Find out if there will be food there.
67. A good haircut changes everything.
68. Read Man’s Search For Meaning.
69. Say no to projects you don’t care about.
70. Do things that are uncool. Later on, they usually end up becoming cool anyway.
71. Find your voice.
72. Have some manners.
73. Learn to play chess, go, and bridge. They’ll keep you from going senile.
74. Learn about the Tetrapharmakos.
75. Find ways to cheat the system– just don’t cheat people.
76. Be like Jesus, not like his followers. (This applies to all of them.)
77. At least once, date someone that’s out of your league.
78. Examine your jealousy. You’ll learn a lot about yourself.
79. Good connections are about people, not social networks.
80. Address small problems. They will become big problems.
81. Dress like a cooler version of yourself.
82. Yes, there is such a thing as bad press.
83. Add “adventurer” to your Twitter bio. Then, become one.
84. If the internet is the best thing in your life, you have a serious problem.
85. Give away your best work for free.
86. Find mentors. Just don’t call them that.
87. Actually write on your blog. Nobody cares if it’s hard.
88. Download Freedom. Use it for an hour every day.
89. Join a gym. Lift the heaviest you can. (This applies to girls too.)
90. Do some freewriting. It helps you think things through.
91. When you’re having supper with rich people, pick up the cheque.
92. Learn how to speak in public.
93. If you see someone who needs help, stop asking yourself if they need help. Instead, just help.
94. Bring a bottle of wine.
95. The best conversations are had side by side, not one in front of the other.
96. Protect your hearing. Trust me.
97. Do what’s most important first thing in the morning, before you check email.
98. Everyone feels like they’re not good enough. It’s not just you.
99. Courage is a learned skill.
100. Go to Iceland. It’s worth it.

I would make a few small changes, such as #100 would be ‘Go to Sweden’, instead, but other than that it is a very wise list, indeed. One in particular made me stop to think for several minutes, actually. o.0

Invisibility…

I found this moody bit of prose on a blog called Aloha Mister Hand and wanted to share it with everyone. It’s called “Invisibility”, but I’m not sure of the author’s name. I see you ‘liked’ the post, so hopefully you’ll read this so I can give proper credit to you. In the meantime, people, this is NOT my own work:

Invisibility.

Not just a superhero’s power.

What I know all too well.

Pain.

Hurt.

Embarrassment.

Loneliness.

Confusion.

Concern.

Fear.

Doubt.

Worry.

Nervous.

Anxious.

Apprehension.

Broken.

Terrified.

Aggravation.

Tension.

Fret.

Bashful.

Panic.

Knowing and not caring.

Caring and not knowing.

Back and forth.

Up and down.

A rollercoaster.

Butterflies.

Stomach ache.

Maybe the butterflies got caught in the knots.

Headache.

Sleepless.

Toss and turn.

Back and forth.

Up and down.

A rollercoaster.

A short reprieve.

Flying again, in my own head,

In my own emotions,

Not knowing where I’m going,

Or where I belong,

If anywhere.

Longing.

Wanting.

Feeling.

Not feeling.

Not wanting to feel.

Feeling not wanted.

Tears.

Red face.

Oh, that ugly crying face.

Stop that, you look ridiculous.

Pretty darn deep, huh? Found this just today, and it was originally posted on the author’s website at Aloha Mister Hand blog.