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The word “fuck” is emotive. Associations people hold with the word often mean it causes an affront to their morality and ethical ideas around the proper use of language. I heard it said that writers who use fuck in their work have little inherent ability. They use it to make up for their lack of skill. To me, that idea is far too stuffy, conservative and restrictive to artistic expression. I say use fuck where necessary and to those who feel offence, tough fucking shit.
In today’s episode of the podcast, I’m taking a look at the word “fuck”, briefly its origin, why words are restrictive to our understanding of each other and our environment. I also explore why it is human beings have become so adhered to ideas and words of the few and follow those words blindly.
Source: The Daily Larb
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