Sweary links #16

Strong Language celebrates its first birthday this month! Thanks for sharing and swearing with us … and for keeping us on our toes. Let’s celebrate with a heaping helping of sweary links.

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We wouldn’t say no to some fucking gifts, too. Like maybe a sweary coloring book

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… or a Write Like a Motherfucker mug, inspired by one of the most popular advice columns by Dear Sugar (aka Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild)…

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… and some Profani-Tea to dunk in that motherfucking mug.

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(Hat tip: @lynneguist)

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The ad agency Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam wants you to Give a Fuck about the refugee crisis.

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“Have a heart. Give a fuck.” Digital print by Vincent Lammers.

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Science, bitches: People who swear more have larger vocabularies. (Thanks to @lynneguist again!)

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What a shitty name for a coffee brand.

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What do you get when the creator of the viral video “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury” lands a sitcom deal on the family-friendly CW network? Well, you get Rachel Fucking Bloom writing and starring in the generally family-friendly “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” an hourlong show with two musical numbers per episode. Except … some of those numbers have NSFW versions. Like the swear-filled “I’m a Good Person”:

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Speaking of sweary TV, the zombie show “The Walking Dead” — which is adapted from the popular comic book and which airs on basic-cable channel AMC — is adding a new character, the extremely sweary Negan, to the cast next year. That means a big fucking headache for the show’s writers.

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The complete obscene guide to Quentin Tarantino movies.

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And speaking of Tarantino, isn’t there someone on your holiday gift list who’d appreciate Pulp Fiction action figure that quotes sweary lines from the film?

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Australian telecom carrier Telstra censors swear words in text messages sent through its network.

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Phuc Dat Bich, the Australian man with a name so awkward no one believes him. (Via @Superlinguo.) UPDATE: Sorry, folks, this one has been revealed as a hoax. (See Stan Carey’s comment below.)

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A short history of flipping the bird.

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We love a bilingual pun. Extra points for the sweary double entendre.

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Why does a gym in Shanghai call one of its rooms Big Fuck Hall? Linguist Victor Mair explaqins on Language Log.

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You may remember Victor Mair from a January 2012 Language Log post about this photo, taken in Osaka, Japan:

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Mair: “If a Japanese person visits America without knowing much English, and they pick up the language largely by listening, it is not unlikely that they would get the impression that ‘fuckin’ is a cool variant of ‘very, tremendous, awesome, great,’ etc.”

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A UK journalist explains the politics of the c-word to Americans.

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Speaking of the c-word: A lawyer in Queensland, Australia, was fined for uttering it toward the prosecutor. In a courtroom. With the jury present.

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How badass became a feminist word: “It’s a term of acclamation and aspiration, both for women and for a culture that is finally giving them their due.”

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Republican candidates in the US presidential primaries are swearing more —and on purpose:  “It is a striking departure for a party whose 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney, let fly expressions like ‘H-E-double-hockey-sticks’ when he wanted to be puckish.”

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13 thoughts on “Sweary links #16

    • Nancy Friedman December 16, 2015 / 2:57 pm

      Updated the post with that info — thanks!

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  1. Kabe December 18, 2015 / 3:30 am

    What’s the explanation for the ON S’EN FOOD one? My French isn’t good enough for puns and entendres.

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    • Nancy Friedman December 18, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      It’s a play on “on s’en fout” = “I don’t give a fuck.”

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      • Deryn Harris December 19, 2015 / 11:22 am

        With the logo over to the left, I read it as “con s’en food”, which would be something else altogether. I like yours better.

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      • Kabe December 26, 2015 / 5:20 am

        Aha! DuoLingo doesn’t have a lesson on swears, so there’s no way I would have picked up on that. Thanks 🙂

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  2. James H December 23, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    What the phuck did I just read? 🙂

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