Sweary links #15

Celebrating U.S. Thanksgiving next week? Perhaps your guests would enjoy a slice of tofucken, that mischievously named concoction of tofu stuffed with tempeh and seitan. (Hat tip: Barry Popik.)

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Eleven charts that will speak to anyone who really fucking loves swearing. (Hat tip: Mike Pope.)

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Our July post about Jack Grieve’s maps of regional swearing preferences in the U.S. has been viewed more than any other SL post. Now Grieve, a linguist and lexicographer at Aston University in Birmingham, U.K., has aggregated the data and produced a new set of maps representing the most common “swearing factors.” TL;DR: Who knew bollocks and bloody had so many fans in California and Idaho?

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“I recognize what an ‘S-H’ looks like, what an ‘F’ looks like, in a waveform.” Making the “clean version” of a song, via NPR.

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While we’re on the subject of music, here’s Noel Gallagher of the 1990s British band Oasis on sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, and swearing:

Hard work and a fucking filthy tongue, that’s what I inherited from my mum. She taught the Nineties how to swear. And what’s the word, stoicism? Yeah, she was hardcore. She didn’t give a fuck.

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Naughty or nice? Social Santa will analyze your tweets and let you know just how big a potty-mouth you are. (Via @word_jazz.)

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Speaking of potty-mouths: “[Republican presidential candidate] Jeb Bush is trying to increase his appeal by shouting more and throwing some profanity into his speeches,” reports the Daily Caller. Jeb has a long way to go before he catches up with rival Donald Trump, who recently declared to an audience in Iowa: “I would bomb the shit out of [ISIS].”

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Beyond bullshit: Arnold Zwicky on bullshidobullshtein, and cork-soakers(For more bullshit synonyms, see Strong Language contributor Mark Peters’s new book, Bullshit: A Lexicon.

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An unbleeped “cuntstruck” was heard recently on Australian television. (Hat tip: @jessesheidlower.) What does it mean? Glad you asked.

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Inspirations for sweary holiday gifts:

 

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“Don’t want to be bothered? This delicate necklace conveys your ‘get the fuck outta here’ message.” Created by Wendy Brandes (based in New York, where the fuck else?). Also in gold.

Sweary pencils from The Curious Pancake:

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(Hat tip: @APeaceinNS)

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The etymological quirkiness of “pussy,” on the Slate podcast Lexicon Valley.

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Fuck You, a magazine of the arts, lasted just three years, from 1962 to 1965; it published work by Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, and Michael McClure, among others. (Hat tip: @darin_flynn.)

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How to make a good fucking cup of tea. (Hat tip: @rebecca_roache.)

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Do Brits and Americans swear in different languages? Well, you’ll never catch a Brit saying “H – E – double-hockey-sticks.” (Hat tip: @lynneguist.)

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Let’s take a sweary trip around the world!

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Hey, swearing is highbrow, too! We give you “Swearing in Modern British English: The Case of Fuck in the BNC [British National Corpus].”

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Insults and profanity in open source software.  (Hat tip: @IgorBrigadir.)

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A London coffee shop called Fuckoffee is being pressured to change its “offensive” name.

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And finally: Happy fucking anniversary to The Guardian!

 

3 thoughts on “Sweary links #15

  1. Talesfrom3lhell November 17, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    This was exactly what I needed to see this morning. Don’t mind if I go shopping for a little bit!

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  2. Deandra December 21, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Loved the link. I cuss like a sailor, we have a swear jar up at work. And I’d owe my whole fuckin’ paycheck to that thing.

    Deandra

    Like

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