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August 16, 2014 / Fantelius

Confessions of a Fuckin Linguist

from 2012-10-18 – (Saturday rerun )

We didn’t curse in my family and cursing never took root. I did my share when young, but usage quickly faded with professional life and family. Linguistic studies deepened my understanding of the nature and function of foul language, and my reluctance to employ invectives was consolidated by academic and literary taboos.

I was fuckin wrong. Cursing doesn’t degrade language. The sanitized, politically correct, academically accepted and formally approved style does. It’s a fuckin travesty. The talking dummies with their manicured smiles, for example, can say things like “enhanced interrogation” without anyone shouting,
“Hey, asshole, you’re talking about fuckin torture. What’s this enhanced interrogation shit. Interrogation means questioning, you’re talking about breaking a soul with stress, harassment, isolation, threats and a shit load of other degrading techniques. Enhanced interrogation, my ass! Someone should enhance the shape of your shit-licking tongue.”

How about the expression “Collateral damage”? Language doesn’t get any fouler than that. No curse word can come near the vulgarity of that term. Calling the murder of children, brides and grandparents for collateral damage absolves the murderers in a blast of semantic evil.

There are times when cursing seems the only adequate response. Like when Madeleine Albright was asked on 60-Minutes about the effects of U.S. sanctions against Iraq causing the deaths of a half million children.
She replied, “… the price is worth it.”
Wouldn’t the reporter have been justified calling her a stupid cunt?

The language of the authorities can dirty the linguistic atmosphere without ever going near a dirty word. (See Tarnished Justice and the follow up Tarnished Virginity). The entire chorus of media authority declared political and linguistc bankruptcy when Bush claimed that he was “the decider.”

A circus of ridicule broke out condemning the new word that the president had used. There is no such word as “decider.” Haha ha. These pundits seemed unaware that English allows for the creation of new words with the –er suffix. It is so common that hundreds of words have established themselves in this way: baker, backer, maker, packer, hunter, hacker, hiker, biker, sucker, fucker and hundreds of others. The mind-fucked intelligentsia however jumped on “decider” like hyenas, but seemed unaware that the president was abandoning the Constitution. The Constitution stipulates that Congress decides and the president executes the decisions. The founding fathers were well aware of the dictatorial nature of a single “decider” and were explicitly clear that the president was not to be a decider. The supposed guardians of proper language exposed their impotent understanding of English while proving themselves ignorant of the basic laws of the nation.

Please forgive me for not cursing more in this article. I confessed at the start that I’m not very good at it. Hopefully, others will use their talents to refresh expression and expose the ass-kissers who bend over to please the blood-suckers at the controls of the prevailing decadence.

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  1. Jacob Stai / Aug 26 2014 6:05 pm

    Pure brilliance. Fucking awesome! 🙂

    • Fantelius / Aug 26 2014 6:39 pm

      Thank you. Your words warm.

  2. ruth / Aug 24 2014 9:38 pm

    i really appreciated this article . those words explains a thousand other words . great article damn good one .

    • Fantelius / Aug 25 2014 2:28 am

      Thank you, ruth. You have given me a lot with 17 words.

  3. horseguards / Aug 22 2014 8:23 am

    Briliant article. However, to be a strictly pedantic twat, you need the apostrophe in fuckin, ie fuckin’ because it is a contraction.

    • Fantelius / Aug 22 2014 10:32 am

      Thanks for the kudos.
      Wiktionary, fuckin: (slang, vulgar, colloquial) Present participle of fuck. Alternative spelling of fucking.

  4. Janine / Aug 21 2014 4:51 am

    Word perfect!

    • Fantelius / Aug 21 2014 6:05 am

      Thanks. (with blush)

  5. summitflyer / Aug 19 2014 7:30 pm

    “expose the ass-kissers who bend over to please the blood-suckers at the controls of the prevailing decadence.”
    You must be talking about our Prime Minister ,Stephen Harper.

    • Fantelius / Aug 20 2014 3:03 am

      I’m sure he’s on the list, but it’s a long list. You can find both ass-kissers and blood-suckers in just about every country of the world.

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