I like profanity! I really really really like it! As a matter of fact, I would like to know about your favorite swear word, and why you like it.
Here's something that I wrote about the word "fuck" back in 2002. As with a lot of things that I wrote in 2002, I could be a bit harsh on things that I really shouldn't have been, and have no issue with nowadays. Also, there are spelling errors in this, and I am aware. I didn't have a spellchecker back when I wrote this, and I do not want to alter this content now. Here it is, warts and all.
Why in the FUCK is the word FUCK a "bad" word? I have heard many origins of this word, but the best one seems to stem from a medievil practice. From what I have heard, a couple used to have to obtain a licence from the king to be able to procreate. Hence, FUCK is an anachronym for "Fornication Under the Concent of the King." Ok, so how in the FUCK is this word bad? It is a reference to an outdated practice now used to describe the sexual act in all aspects.
Let's analyse profanity for a moment. The reason that there are words that are taboo in our language, as far as I have been able to find out, is because of the Christian religion. A person is not supposed to take God's name in vain, so says the Bible. This includes some of our favorites, such as "goddamn," "jesus christ," which sometimes includes a choice expletive between the first and last name. Hell and damn also fall into this category, even though I cannot figure out why "hell" does, but it does. We also have words like "shit" and "ass" which do not fall into this category, but are words for excrements and parts of the body that a person doesn't want to mention in most everyday conversation. We then come to some words that have no reason whatsoever to be considered profane. These words are "bitch," which is the term for a female dog, "pussy," which is a synonym for a cat, and "jackass," which is a donkey. The only reason it seems that these words cannot be uttered in conversation without someone taking offence anymore is because they have perverse double meanings. We all know what the other meanings for these words are, right?
This brings us to "fuck." The word "fuck" has nothing to do with ANY religion, is not about anything that could be considered disgusting, and does not have a perverse different meaning. It is used for many uses in today's society, but when all is said and done, it is still mentioning an act of sex! Think about all the phrases that you use in your daily conversations that include the word "fuck." Remember that "fuck" is sex. You're saying some weird stuff, aye? "Fuck off," "fuck you," "fuck it," "fucked up," and many other phrases can sound pretty strange when you think about what you're actually saying, huh? Fucking is the act of sex. Nothing more, nothing less. To mention the Christian religion again, there is a mention that the supreme being from that religion wishes for all to "go out and multiply," or something to that effect. Well, fucking is multiplying, isn't it? That must not matter, because the Christians seem to be the most apt to take offence to that word. There is nothing disgusting about fucking either. It is a beautiful act, it's better to make love than war, right?
"Make love, not war" brings me to my last point. I can't say "fuck" without some uptight prude yelling at me, but I am free to say words like "kill," "maim," "blood," "gore (not al)," "hang," "dismember," and "murder" without some bible patrol telling me that I am going to go to hell, but I am a bad person when I say "fuck?" That's fucked up!