I want to be totally confident that I’m offending the right people
July 1, 2013 11:05 AM Subscribe
F**k, I Need Some New Swear Words
posted by not_the_water (242 comments total)
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: Too many curse words strengthen the kind of social structures that we should be dismantling. It’s strange then, that given all the Internet-inspired new words that have made it into dictionaries over the past decade (e.g. tweet, defriend, uplink), none of them are swears or curses. You might stop me here and say that those press releases are just ways of ginning up press for a dying institution– some shameless link bait by people that don’t really know what that means. I think that’s besides the point entirely. After all, what would be more press-worthy than a word you can’t say in polite company? And yet, the offerings remain scant. I guess I could call you a Scumbag Steve but in the heat of the moment I’m probably just going to call you a motherfucker.