Sweary links

Shit we’ve seen around the Interwebs that you should give a fuck about:

Countable “fuck”

Barack Obama Is Out of Fucks,” Ben Dreyfuss’s comment on the State of the Union address.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck,” by Mark Manson. “What we don’t realize is that there is a fine art of non-fuck-giving. People aren’t just born not giving a fuck. In fact, we’re born giving way too many fucks.”

And let’s not forget our own Stephen Chrisomalis, who last month posted “How Many Swears Can We Give?”


“The seemingly nonsensical linking of ass and hat has a curious earlier history as a sort of cultural meme.” – definition in Merriam-Webster Unabridged (online), cited in Stefan Fatsis’s long essay for Slate, “The Definition of a Dictionary.”

CEOs and swearing

“The dialogue of today’s corporate leaders is changing, and as the polished personas of the past begin to disappear into a sea of corporate babble, a new breed of CEO has emerged with a street talk and swagger that would make your mother blush.  … So when is it appropriate for CEOs to swear?” (TechCrunch)

Scholarly swearing

Rebecca Roache, a lecturer in philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London, will discuss why we swear, why we mince and asterisk, and why swearing isn’t offensive. (“This talk will contain swearing.”)

Fuck every word

“Fuck every word in the English language. Task will complete in 2020.” An essential Twitter follow.

One thought on “Sweary links

  1. bookwurm777 January 30, 2015 / 7:49 am

    What is that four letter word that starts with an
    “F”? No, not that one! FOOL! Me? No, only a fool calls a fool a fool. Fine. Where? Not find, Fine.You know finish. How many swears words have you swore at me? Is this a riddle? Yeah, that is exactly what this is. About swear words or four letter words? Neither. Just take a deep breath and clear your mind. Take a third of 108, let’s say the first third of 108.Now add them up.
    How many you got? Here is a puzzle, to solve it, calls for careful thought! The last one from a book of many books of ancient text the end of the end. Bleep the fuck is really going on?[Am I doing this right? Is this what I’m supposed to do?] Please someone reply cause I haven’t got a clue.


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