Sunday, January 23, 2005

Profanity

Since when did the F word become a noun , verb, adjective and an adverb? It appears with depressing frequency in blogs, often more than once in the same sentence. All the author appears to do is to write the word numerous times and then vary the ending with ing, er, ed, er or s depending on which part of speech is needed.

I'm no prude, my beloved is in commercial construction. Any movie filmed in our house would land us an R rating for language. The English language is a rich one, filled with words with various meanings, idioms and nuances - that's one reason it is such a difficult language to learn.
There are millions of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to chose from.

Let's bring back " lout", "aggravate","horrid", 'bellicose" "steaming" and seething.

Time to pack books.....

1 comment:

Senior Thinking said...

or say about 35 years ago that word took on all those meaning