If you don’t like swearing this post’s probably not for you.
I’m a big fan of profanity and, much to the chagrin of my family, I swear immoderately. There are times when nothing else quite expresses the depth of one’s feelings or conveys a point with suitable emphasis. I enjoy the judicious use of most swear words and, suitably combined, they can even achieve a certain caustic beauty. Back in the mist of time when I taught EFL, one of my students’ favourite lessons was on the uses of ‘fuck’ as a phrasal verb. It really had quite remarkably varied utility.
But despite my fondness for…
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