May 17, 2000
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Britain's Favorite Word? According to Bob Geldof, it starts with an "F". Finally, a rock star making a positive contribution...
But will he be sued for trademark infringement by George Carlin?
posted by wendell (6 comments total)
From the article... "British comedian Spike Milligan's favorite is ``fish'' -- because he is a vegetarian."

I don't get it - is he a vegetarian or isn't he? Why fish? Is THAT the F word? I thought it was Fargin Funny...

Better question, why does Britain have to have a favourite word? What are Bloggers favourite words? Anyone?
posted by thinkdink at 9:02 PM on May 17, 2000

No, "fish" is a different word entirely. And being a fan of that dear genius Spike Milligan, I can appreciate his choice.

posted by holgate at 11:37 PM on May 17, 2000

Geldof doesn't count - he's Irish :-)
I'd say our favourite word is either "fuck", its alternative - "feck", or else a polite form of the word Jesus, which is "Jaysus". Or else it's "bollix" :-0
posted by tomcosgrave at 4:24 AM on May 18, 2000

True, Tom: and Spike's Irish too, so he shouldn't count either. (Or at least, he's taken Irish citizenship...)

a reflection of how the Irish show the English how to use their language.
posted by holgate at 11:27 AM on May 18, 2000

Arse! Where's me umberfuckinrella?
posted by prolific at 12:57 PM on May 18, 2000

My favorite word is salt. If you say it enough times, you can discover the meaning of life. Salt, salt, salt...
posted by deckard at 1:15 PM on May 18, 2000

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