Today’s amusing musing is brought to you by the letter F
Everybody knows I’m easily amused.
And today, one of the things amusing me is the word fuck.
You see, since English is not my mother tongue, fuck doesn’t have the “bad word” meaning it has to a native speaker.
Oh, I know it’s a swear word. The denotation is perfectly clear for me. The connotation however, is very different. I can swear like a sailor in English and I get none of the childhood guilt associated with that.
But the thing is, I didn’t go through the process of my parents and teachers telling it was not nice to say it. I never got scolded or put in time off for saying it. Continue reading