Mechanic 1: “Fuck it, the fucking fucker’s fucked.”
Mechanic 2: “Fuck it, we’ll get another fucker.”
My first thought was how I’d never noticed how much he sounds like Carlin until I heard him say “fuck”.
when i was younger i learned that there were multiple dialects of “cursing”. from the time i was 18 until 22 i lived in a large, all-male dormitory known on campus as “THE ZOO”. one long summer, in the middle of that, i worked as a summer hand in the meltshop of a steel mill.
both were lessons in the art of colorful language.
The obligatory classic “The Word Fuck”
(we’ll skip the YouTube versions and post from archive. org)
I knew nothing of “the art of colorful language” until I was in the Boy Scouts. There was one slightly older scout in our troop who would (but only when camping) curse at and about everything and in ways I had never heard before. Beautiful mesmerizing combinations that sounded so right together. At least to my ears.
This was brilliant! Thanks for sharing, as I’ve loved Stan Lee’s work and words for ages.
It is a good, woody word; not at all tinny.
Indeed, unlike shit.
Shit! Shit! Very tinny. Tinny!
Shit is a fucking great word. Shit!
“Fuck, fuck, fuckitty fucking fuck it”
I feel better for that!
I think his wish has been achieved in a lot of settings (though of course not all). Even while being a very delightfully useful word, one usefulness that it is quickly losing is its punch. Watching some streaming tv recently I suddenly realized every other word was fuck and I hadn’t even noticed, it’s just normal dialog now.
This thread fucks…
Sort of PVC sort of word, don’t you know.