Greetings from the mountain top…
One of the many advantages of teaching 20-something, wanna-be, hippie chicks (currently from Lithuania) is that you get to revisit old material. After ingesting copious amounts of the herb of Mother Earth, the conversation last night turned (as it often does) to philosophy, semantics, and definitions of Americanisms.
When The Guru welcomes students from other nations (currently 26 countries receive daily teachings online from The Guru) the questions often turn to Americanisms. A few favorites are pornography, idioms, music, fashion, and cussing which brings us to the word ‘fuck’. The word is used often, but no one in history does it more justice than the late, brilliant comedian George Carlin. It is with utmost respect and reverence that the following is shared from one of his most famous routines.
“Perhaps one of the most interesting words in the English language today, is the word FUCK. Out of all of the English words which begin with the letter F, FUCK is the only word referred to as the “F” word, it’s the one magical word. FUCK as most words in the english language, is derived from German, the word “fricken[?]”, which means to strike.
“In English, FUCK falls into many grammatical categories.
“As a transitive verb, for instance. John FUCK-ed Shirley. As an intransitive verb, Shirley FUCKS.
“It’s meaning’s not always sexual; it can be used as an adjective, such as John’s doing all the FUCK-ing work.
“As part of an adverb, Shirley talks too FUCK-ing much. As an adverb enhancing an adjective, Shirley is FUCK-ing beautiful.
“As a noun, I don’t give a FUCK.
“As part of a word abso-FUCKING-lutely, or in-FUCKING-credible. And, as almost every word in the sentence, FUCK the FUCK-ing FUCK-ers.
“As you must realize, there aren’t too many words with the versatility of FUCK. As in these examples describing situations such as fraud, I got FUCK-ed at the used car lot. Dismay, Aw FUCK it. Trouble, I guess I’m really FUCK-ed now. Agression, Don’t FUCK with me buddy. Difficulty, I don’t understand this FUCK-ing question. Inquiry, Who the FUCK was that? Dissatisfaction, I don’t like what the FUCK is going on here. Incompetence, He’s a FUCK-off. Dismissal, Why don’t you go outside and play hide-and-go-FUCK yourself?
“I’m sure you can think of many more examples.With all these multi purpose applications, how can anyone be offended when you use the word?
“We say, use this unique, flexible word more often in your daily speech. It will identify the quality of your character immediately. Say it loudly, and proudly!
Peace out ya fucking freaks