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?#@!&!!! Swearing, Cussing and otherwise speaking in profanity- what does it say, what does it mean?

Can it be powerful or does eloquence resonate louder?  Can it itself be elequent?

Is proper use of profanity a communication skill?

Whats your opinion of profanity?

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver

by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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by Platinum Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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There's a great candidate in the Hospital makes mistake thread.

Quoting stacymomof2:


Quoting lizzielouaf:

Give it a few hours for everyone to wake up.

Quoting stacymomof2:

I just watched A Fish Called Wanda...some hilarious swearing in there courtesy of Kevin Klein.  Although as funny as he was. the woman playing Wendy (the lawyer's wife) had the best insults...I want to find a time when it is appropriate to call someone "irretrievably stupid."

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by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:08 PM

 Only when it is appropriate. Not in front of kids, grandmas, people who are sensitive... etc.

by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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I have always associated strong profanity such as the F bomb, GD, cu**, biotch and a few more with low class, or limited education, lack of self control, and the oppressed.
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM

 I was just there.......yikes!  Unbelievable! 

Quoting lizzielouaf:

There's a great candidate in the Hospital makes mistake thread.

Quoting stacymomof2:


Quoting lizzielouaf:

Give it a few hours for everyone to wake up.

Quoting stacymomof2:

I just watched A Fish Called Wanda...some hilarious swearing in there courtesy of Kevin Klein.  Although as funny as he was. the woman playing Wendy (the lawyer's wife) had the best insults...I want to find a time when it is appropriate to call someone "irretrievably stupid."


by Captain Underpants on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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The Fucking Disclaimer

If you are offended by the use of bad language fuck off now! Don't read all of this page and then say it annoys you.

Uses of the word Fuck

FUCK is an international word. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say "Fuck Off".

It's the atmosphere it creates, that's why you will never read something like:

"Fuck off", he hinted.

Grammatical Usage

In language, "fuck" falls into many grammatical categories, making it one of the most versatile words in the English language.

It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John fucked Jane) and intransitive (John and Jane fucked). It can be an active verb (John fucked Jane) or a passive verb (Jane was fucked by John). Or an adverb (Jane is a fucking bastard) and a noun (Jane is a terrific fuck). It can be used as an adjective (Jane is fucking beautiful). It may also be inserted into other words (abso-fucking-lutely).

Further Structures

As you can see there are few words with the versatility of "fuck". Besides its sexual connotations, this incredible word can be used to describe many situations.

Greetings"How the fuck are you?"
Fraud"I was fucked by the McDonalds Drive Through."
Dismay"Oh, fuck it."
Trouble"Well, I guess I'm fucked again."
Aggression"Fuck you!!!"
Disgust"Fuck me!!!"
Confusion, Curiosity or Disbelief"What the fuck....?"
Difficulty"I don't understand this fucking thing."
Despair"Fucked again."
Good Job"Congratufuckinglations."
Incompetence"He fucks up everything."
Disappointment"This fucking fucker is fucked."
Intelligence"He's a fucking genius."
Dismissal"Why don't you go outside and play hide-and-go-fuck-yourself?"
Displeasure"What the fuck is going on?"
Lost"Where the fuck are we?"
Retaliation"Up your fucking ass!!!"
Laziness"He's just a fuck-off."
Pain"Fuck ! that hurt."
Pleasure"Oooooooh Fuuuuuuck"
Love"Do ya Fuck on first dates?"
Starting a relationship"Let's fuck now!"
Surprise"Fucking hell what was that?"
Admiration"Nice fucking tits!"
Stupid person"Dumbfuck!"
Hate"You Fuck!"
Condemnation"Fuck that shit!"
Disappointment"That's not fucking fair."
A poker hand"A Royal Fuck."
Ignorant person"Fuckstick."
Denial"I didn't fucking do it."
Perplexity"I know fuck all about it."
Apathy"Who gives a fuck" or "I don't give a fuck".
Confusion"What the fuck just happened?"
Resignation"Oh fuck it."
Suspicion"Who the fuck are you?"
Panic"Let's get the fuck out of here!"
Directions"Fuck off."
Sex"Let's fuck."
Ambiguity"I'm not so fucking sure."
Questioning Authority"Who the fuck do you think you are?"
Hypocrisy"Don't you dare fucking swear at me you fucking fucker."
Praising the Lord"Jesus Fucking Christ."
I have a headache"Go fuck yourself."
Refusal"Oh you can fuck right off."
Pissed off"Fuck the fucking fuckers!"
Be quiet"Shut the fuck up."
You're right"Fucking oath." (Australianism)
Ostentation"He's just bought a big, fuck-off Mercedes."
Sensuousness"She was wearing a pair of red leather, fuck-me boots."
Confidence"Fuckin' A."
Rage"Motherfucking fuckers!"
Impressed"That was fucking amazing."
Oral sex after 30 years of marriage"Fuck you!" (while passing each other in the hall)
Bewilderment or Ignorance"Fucked if I know."
Enraged"I'm gonna fuck you up!"
Annoyance"Fuck off, fucker."
Annoyance"For fuck's sake."
Pissed off"Fuck you, you fucking fuck."
Tardiness"It's ten-fucking-thirty already?"
Broken down motorcycle"Sir, the fucking fucker has fucked up on me.
Professional appraisal of mechanical failure"It's fucked."
Calling someone"Oy, fuck face!"
Completely nakedButthefucknaked
Low intelligenceFuckwit
A name for the penisFuckstick (as in "I'm going to jam my fuckstick right up you")
Very goodFan-fucking-tastic
Thanks"Fuck you very much."
ExhaustionI'm fucked!

Useful Acronymns

These may come in handy when space is at a premium.

AYFKMAre You Fucking Kidding Me?
BBMFICBig Bad Mother Fucker In Charge
DILLIGAFDoes It Look Like I Give A Fuck
FAFuck All
FFSFor Fuck's Sake
FIGJAMFuck I'm Good, Just Ask Me
FIIKFucked If I Know
FOADFuck Off And Die
FUBARFucked Up Beyond All Recognition
FYYFFFuck You You Fucking Fucker
GAGFGo And Get Fucked
GFYGo Fuck Yourself
GTFOGet The Fuck Out
HMFICHead Mother Fucker In Charge
HTFUHarden The Fuck Up
IDGAFI Don't Give A Fuck
IYGAFIf You Give A Fuck
JFGIJust Fucking Google It
LMFAOLaughed My Fucking Ass Off
MILFMum (Mom) I'd Like To Fuck
NFINo Fucking Idea
NMFPNot My Fucking Problem
RTFMRead The Fucking Manual
SNAFUSituation Normal All Fucked Up
STFUShut The Fuck Up
TOTGAFToo Old To Give A Fuck
WOFTAMWaste of Fucking Time and Money
WTFWhat The Fuck
WTFIGOWhat The Fuck Is Going On?

Sweet FA also deserves a special mention (Sweet Fuck All), meaning "nothing". Another abbreviation is F'ed in the A for (Fucked in the Ass), presumably meaning "taken advantage of" rather than literally shagged in the poophole.

Famous historical quotes

Never forget the words of these famous people.

General CusterWhere did all them fucking Indians come from?
Mayor of Hiroshima"What the fuck was that?"
Captain of the Titanic"Where's all the fucking water coming from?"
Michelangelo"You want me to paint what on the fucking ceiling?"
Einstein"Any fucker could understand that."
Sean Penn"Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck"
John Lennon"Is that a real fucking gun?"
Donald Campbell"The fucking throttle is stuck."
Anne Boleyn"Heads are going to fucking roll."
Richard Nixon"Who's going to fucking know?"
Niki Lauda"I thought I could fucking smell petrol."
Mark Thatcher"What fucking map?"
Picasso"It does fucking look like her."
Christopher Columbus"Where the fuck are we?"
Michael Jackson"It's a fucking skin condition"
and more recently "I told you I didn't fucking fuck him!"
Pythagoras"How the fuck did you work that one out?"
Walt Disney"Fuck a duck."
Joan of Arc"I don't suppose it will fucking rain."
George Bush"Fcuk! I can't spell."
Miss Marples"I haven't got a fucking clue."
Noah"Scattered showers, my fucking arse."
Donald Trump"You're fucking fired!"
Judge Judy"Shut the fuck up!"
Paris Hilton"Fuck me."
Ronald Regan to the Pope"Yes it does fucking hurt."
Harold, Battle of Hastings 1066"Watch him he'll have some fucker's eye out"
John F Kennedy"Who needs that fucking bubble top?"
John F Kennedy"I need this parade like I need a fucking hole in the head."
John F Kennedy Jr."What's wrong with this fucking altimeter?"
Bill Clinton"I should have fucked her."
Bill Clinton"I didn't fucking inhale!"
Hurricane Katrina"Mardi Fuckin Gras this motherfuckers."
Leonardo da Vinci"Call that a fucking smile?"
Sir Walter Raleigh"That's another good cloak fucked!"
William Tell"Keep Fucking Still."
Angela Merkel"The greedy fuckers want how fucking much?"

Some readers have pointed out that there are also some real famous fuck quotes from historical figures, such as General George Patton who among other things is noted to have said:

"I don't give a fuck for a man who's not always on his toes."
"The bilious bastards who write that kind of stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don't know any more about real fighting under fire than they know about fucking!"
"We're going to murder those lousy Hun cock suckers by the bushel-fucking-basket."

Australia's Kerry Packer (for a time Australia's richest man; died late 2005) was also very fond of the word "fuck". Perhaps his best remembered quote followed the first time he died in 1990, after suffering a heart attack and being clinically dead for some eight minutes before being revived. When asked if he saw a light at the end of a tunnel he said: "Son, there's fucking nothing there."

Australia's former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser is believed to have said "Life wasn't meant to be fucking easy".

Mark Latham, another Australian politician had this to say about Prime Minister John Howard's trip to the U.S.A.: "Howard is an arse-licker. He went over there, kissed some bums, and got patted on the fucking head."

Dorothy Parker is said to have sent a telegraph in reply to her editor - who was bugging her for belated work while on her honeymoon - that read: "Too fucking busy, and vice versa"


The mind boggles at the many creative uses of the word. If by any chance you think I've missed any, please fucking let me know.

How can anyone be offended when you say "FUCK"?

Use it frequently in your daily speech, you will be proud and it will add to your fucking prestige and stature.

Why not say "FUCK YOU !" to someone today.

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by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I used to think that if someone is swearing they lacked the proper vocabulary to express themself differently. However, now I swear. Sometimes you gotta call a bitch a bitch.

by Bella on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:53 PM

 I use profanity for fun and to let people know I'm angry ; ) lol

by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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 I'm going to have to watch Downton Abbey. 

Once upon a time, back in my single years, I was dating a guy who slowly revealed himself as a real jerk. 

I sent him a nice card, describing in glowing terms the extent of his "beguiling" personality, and how much clarity he had brought into my life. 

(Definition of beguiling can go either way:)

be·guiled, be·guil·ing, be·guiles

1. To deceive by guile; delude. See Synonyms at deceive.
2. To take away from by or as if by guile; cheat: a disease that has beguiled me of strength.
3. To distract the attention of; divert: "to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming" (Abraham Lincoln).
4. To pass (time) pleasantly.
5. To amuse or charm; delight.

I never explained myself, to his confusion.  It amused me that he couldn't figure it out. 

Quoting bekalynne440:

Yes! People used to be clever and witty! Now a days you hear things like "b**** please!" Yeah, there's a comeback... That's part of why I like Downton Abbey so much. It uses old humor and wits.

Quoting TranquilMind:

No.  It is not eloquent in the least.  It's inappropriate in all civilized settings.

These quotes are eloquent. 

“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”   Mark Twain

“A member of Parliament to Disraeli: 'Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.'

That depends, Sir,' said Disraeli, 'whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”  Benjamin Disraeli

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination.”  Andrew Lang

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”   Churchill

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”  John Bright

“He had delusions of adequacy.”   Walter Kerr

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge."   Thomas Reed


Guys like Winston Churchill were eloquent:



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