"I do not understand," said Vlasta, "how a bad ass can be good."
"The corruption of the system runs that deep," said Ivan.
"If you see an ass that is actually bad you have no way to describe it," said Milan.
Once, on a misty Scottish airfield, an airman was changing the magneto on the engine of a Wellington bomber. Suddenly his wrench slipped and he flung it on the grass and snarled, "Fuck! The fucking fucker's fucked." The bystanders were all quite well aware that he had stripped a bolt and skinned his knuckles.
Came here to say the author missed something by not mentioning inserting "fucking" in the middle of words and phrases but others got there first. However, I still feel unfuckingbelievably privileged to have lived through at least 4/5 of the evolution of "fuck" into an essential part of the idiom, knowing I did my part.
And it's appropriate that you can't just put 'fuck' on the rear-end of a word like '-ass' [...]
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