I never fucking use profanity; not even in my fucking stories, let alone in my fucking everyday life. But I am certain that there are some noble souls out there who take pride in using it and they use it extensively. That splendid word ‘Fuck’ appears in every fucking sentence they speak. They may not know how to use the words ‘joie de vivre’ or ‘bon vivant,’ but they definitely know how to use the word ‘Fuck’ in every aspect of their dialects. There was a time when the word ‘Shit’ was very popular, but now that word has been replaced by ‘Fuck.’ I wonder which word will replace this in the future (my imagination is already running wild). Well, there was also a time when we used to raise our fucking eyebrows upon hearing this word used by someone, but now we raise our eyebrows if one doesn’t use it. Ah, such a fucking irony!
A few days ago I was going through my eclectic collection of mp3s and I stumbled upon a small audio file titled ‘Osho.’ Some wonderful soul had e-mailed this file a long time ago, but unfortunately I neither had the patience, nor the time to listen to some rambling talks of some philosophical guru. After much debating with myself, I finally scrounged up some courage and decided to listen to it anyway. And when I did, I was fucking surprised. I wondered why I didn’t listen to it all these days. It was surely an eye opener. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh aka Osho (1931-1990) seems to have done an extensive research on the word ‘Fuck.’ The audio clip was just over 5 minutes and here I am posting the exact words said by Osho. Over to Osho:
It is one of the most beautiful words. English language should be proud of it. I don’t think any other language has any such beautiful word. One of the most interesting words in English language today is the word ‘Fuck.’ It is one magical word, just by its sound; it can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love. In language, it falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as a verb, both transitive and intransitive.
Transitive: John fucked Mary.
Intransitive: Mary was fucked by John.
As a noun: Mary is a fine fuck.
As an adjective: Mary is fucking beautiful.
As you can see there are not many words with the versatility of ‘Fuck.’ Besides the actual meaning, there are also the following uses.
Fraud: I got fucked at the used car lots.
Ignorance: Fucked, if I know.
Trouble: I guess I am fucked now.
Aggression: Fuck you!
Displeasure: What the fuck is going on here?
Difficulty: I can’t understand this fucking job.
Incompetence: He is a fuck off.
Suspicion: What the fuck are you doing?
Enjoyment: I had a fucking time.
Request: Get the fuck out of here.
Hostility: I am going to knock your fucking head off.
Greeting: How the fuck are you?
Apathy: Who gives a fuck!
Innovation: Get a bigger fucking hammer.
Surprise: Fuck! You scared the shit out of me.
Anxiety: Today is really fucked.
This was it! He then goes on to say that repeating the mantra “Fuck you!” 5 times soon after getting up in the morning clears your throat. How fucking cool is that! This audio clip and my own personal experiences with so many fucking uncultured and uncivilized people who use this beautiful word all the time really inspired me to find out more about it. So, I started digging, and eventually I found out some fucking etymological facts which I am posting here. I found 3 stories related to ‘Fuck’s’ discovery. But which one is true? You shall have to figure it out for yourselves.
1. In ancient
2. F.U.C.K. originated in the 1800s in
Now, the third story is pretty interesting. Besides the etymological theory, it also explains the origin of the usage of middle finger. Read on.
These are the three stories behind the discovery of ‘FUCK.’ So, what do you think? Did your knowledge base expand? Good for you! Congratu-fucking-lations! Now you know that ‘FUCK’ is not just a word, but it is a fascinating subject to be studied and researched. Some amazing people like Bruce Willis, Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, Tupac Shakur, Eminem, 50 Cent and many more have contributed a lot to this subject and we, their fucking disciples, should follow their foot steps and never fucking let them down.
Maybe someday in the future, children at school shall learn Eminem’s lyrics instead of William Butler Yeats’s poems. Maybe someday, teachers might say to their students, “Why the fuck haven’t you done your homework?” to which the students might answer, “Because, I was fucking out of station.”
Dear folks, it’s time that we start introspecting. Do we really want to set these kinds of examples to our younger generation? Do we really want some 10 yr old kid to say to us, “Fuck you, oldie! Can’t you just mind your own fucking business?”
Well, I didn’t think so. So, come on, all of you. Let’s swear on