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What is the best cuss word?

Asked by Only138 (4601 points ) October 13th, 2012

In your opinion, what is the best cuss word? Maybe its the most fun to say, or maybe it covers alot of topics??

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gailcalled's avatar

Chichicastenango.

Only138's avatar

“SHIT” is my utility cuss word. It can be an exclamation (Oh Shit!!), be a noun (Whats this Shit?), a verb (Don’t open the door, I’m Shitting!!!) or can be an insult (Hey you dumb SHIT!!). I think I actually say the word FUCK more though.

zenvelo's avatar

I use shit more because I only use fuck when I am really pissed off.

bookish1's avatar

I say motherfucker alot. I’m afraid I’m pretty vulgar IRL.
My favorite all-time might be “foutre,” though… It means “fuck” (sort of) as well as semen! How versatile.

Coloma's avatar

Dare I say what most others will not?
The best cuss word is “Fuck!” Not to be used lightly, extensively or flippantly…but, there is nothing better than the occasional, emphatic use of Fuck!
As in, ” The fuck you say!” ” Fuck it all” ” Fuck, fuck, FUCK, fucking FUCK!”
I swear minimally, but when I do **fuck* is the word!

Only138's avatar

@Coloma Fuck yeah! :)

wundayatta's avatar

I like to use more than one at a time. Fuck this shit! Fucking shit fucking shit fucker! That sort of thing. Of course, I only do it when no one can hear me. If in company, I rarely swear, and when I do, it is usually only one word—usually “shit.”

Bellatrix's avatar

Fuck would be my swear word of choice too. I am trying to say it less though. Not that I swear constantly, but more often than I feel I should. I think I should save ‘fuck’ for when it is most useful.

Bellatrix's avatar

Or @Coloma .. fuck, fuck, fuckity, fuck.

I like bugger too. “Oh BUGGER!”

My father would be horrified.

woodcutter's avatar

I never get to hear anyone say fuck. I can’t remember when the last time was, so it would probably shock me, especially from a female. I’d be like, “Dayam!”

So it appears that in these parts, ” Fuck“is a word held in reserve for the really special times.

that I never am a part of…sigh

Coloma's avatar

@Bellatrix Yes…” fuckity fuck” is a good one. I crack myself up when all alone and I have a “fuck” moment. Just a bit ago I found a 4 inch rusty nail on my living room carpet.
What the FUCK is this and where did it come from? lol
Mysteries abound. Fuck! haha

Bellatrix's avatar

It is such a bugger when you find nails on the floor. I mean for fuck’s sake! Bugger that!

That would give me a right royal case of the shits.

Coloma's avatar

Really! For fucking sakes, are the cats bringing in fucking rusty nails as I know I did not, fucking, have a nail in my shoe today! haha

woodcutter's avatar

@BellatrixThat would give me a right royal case of the shits.”

Thanks for the vivid visual.

mazingerz88's avatar

Malarkey-! Ma-LARRR-KEY-! ( Ryan, you’re full of it-! )

Coloma's avatar

Haha,I call my daughters boyfriend Marky Malarkey. lol

Symbeline's avatar

I’m with @Coloma. I love the word fuck. Mostly, because it’s versatile. You can use it in many ways. However, it goes so great, and naturally, with emphasis, that it never gets boring. although @Only138, you already know how much I love that word haha

It’s also great without emphasis. It’s like an every day thing, at least for me. Does that still make it a cuss word? Seeing as I have never seen the big deal with swearing, yet I’m very interested in the history of cuss words, fuck works out just great as a kick ass swear word. Fuck should totally be a god in a fantasy story. Or the name of some random peasant.

I understand a lot of people believe that those who swear a lot have a poor vocabulary, or no imagination, or have problems expressing themselves.
Well, that’s all of me. I know how to recognize myself, and have no problem with it. I don’t need people to point it out for me. It’s funny how people keep saying it, like as if I didn’t know. It’s like when people tell me horror movies are predictable. Uh, you think I don’t know that? Thanks for the info, I’ll be sure to note. Lol.
So I’m shunned by many. But frankly I don’t give a shit. I actually love writing poetry, but fucks if I’m ever gonna show people here that crap. That’s not to say I don’t like shit, ass or bitch. Those are all fun swear words too. I also like more obscure things that I think pirates might say. Like zounds, curses, what in the seven hells or blast it! However, I don’t have much of a chance to use these, and when I do, I never think of doing it. Also, shit, hell and ass seem pretty tame to me. But they have their place, and I love it when they fit in good, which is often. Some of my biggest laughing fits were when anyone in The Simposns says ’‘what the hell!?’’

@Bellatrix Interesting. I read that ’‘bugger’’ is affiliated in the history of the word fuck.

But yeah, fuck is my fave.

Symbeline's avatar

Also, fuck.

jonsblond's avatar

Dammit. It rhymes with my real first name.

flutherother's avatar

Fuck is the best though I sometimes say fffffffishfingers.

augustlan's avatar

Fuckity fuck fuck. Nothing beats it.

Leanne1986's avatar

Unlike most women I know, I love the word cunt.

Coloma's avatar

A fucking Good Morning to you all! :-)

trailsillustrated's avatar

BUGGA! bugga,bugga,bugga! bloody piss fucking whore!

Only138's avatar

Fuck is fucking cool. Fucking A!!

bookish1's avatar

@Only138 : What does the A stand for? I’ve long wondered this. Or is it Eh, or Ey, or Ei ???

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Stupid motherfucker is what I use most, especially when driving. I think we have maxed on our per capita quotient of fucking stupid drivers here.

Coloma's avatar

I recently heard this great line ” Your village just called, they’re missing an idiot. lol

@Adirondackwannabe My favorite driving bitch is to just say ” Really!?”
I also like un-fucking-beleivable! haha

Coloma's avatar

@bookish1 I think the “A” stands for asshole!

bookish1's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe : “You gotta be a stupid motherfucker to get fired on your day off…” Guess what movie I was just watching ;)

Symbeline's avatar

@bookish1 I believe that ’‘fuckin’ A’’ originated in the US military, which means fucking affirmative. It’s basically used as affirmation. As in;

Me; All right, I’ll do what you say.

You; Fuckin’ A you will.

Although in the military, nobody would say that to their superior officers, but people of equal rank would say it amongst themselves. I believe it’s transcended into every day saying from that original meaning to the confirmation of something awesome, kind of like, ’‘fuckin’ rights Halloween is awesome.’’
So if you just say ’‘fuckin’ A’’/affirmative, you’re confirming to yourself and others that Halloween is great, should that claim be suggested by someone.

woodcutter's avatar

I thought it was “fucking aye”

Symbeline's avatar

Could be, if you’re a pirate, or a nobleman.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@bookish1 Hey, I love Fridays.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Coloma The closest I ever came to getting killed in a car, and my G/F says quietly “Oh seriously?”

woodcutter's avatar

@Symbeline Or Scottish maybe

Symbeline's avatar

Aye laddie.

YARNLADY's avatar

We don’t approve of cussing, my grandson’s are learning which words are acceptable and which aren’t. This week they asked “Grandma, is pumpkin a bad word?” I regret saying no, because now every thing is pumpkin this or pumpkin that as in “Oh, you pumpkin toy” or “This pumpkin game isn’t working.” or “Where is my pumpkin train?”

I wonder if their mother put them up to it?

woodcutter's avatar

Fuckin aye…and B, when it was a big screw up.

Symbeline's avatar

Pumpkin A!

Coloma's avatar

I never knew that was what the “A” stood for. Huh, the history of cuss words 101. I’ll sign up for the class. lol
Wiki says “fuck” has been around since about 1475. Fucking whoa!

ucme's avatar

Cuntfuckertwatmaggot!!

bookish1's avatar

@Symbeline: Thanks for that. Did you learn that from someone in the military? You know about FUBAR and SNAFU, right? ;)

@Coloma: Awesome, nothing beats the strength and purity of Anglo-Saxon cuss words! I love etymology, haha.

While we’re on the topic, does anyone know what the “H” in Jesus H. Christ stands for???

Coloma's avatar

@bookish1 One story is that, once upon a time, long, long ago “Fuck“stood for ” Fornicating Under Consent of the King” when small,poverty stricken provinces had to obtain royal permission to procreate. People shortened it and hung signs on their doors that said ” F.U.C.K. ” It is not proven but amusing.lol

Coloma's avatar

Holy…. Jesus Holy Christ?

bookish1's avatar

@Coloma: That sounds so apocryphal, haha. Like someone thought “what kind of acronym can I make out of the word ‘fuck’?” and then came up with a story to explain it. I am disinclined to believe it without more context! What period are we talkin bout, and what was the English language like at that time, for instance? yeah I know I’m being a PITA ;)

The Holy idea, however, sounds quite plausible to me! :-p

Coloma's avatar

@bookish1 Read the Wiki article on the origins of “fuck.”
Yes, “they” say it is just a fallacy, can’t be proven, but I thought it was funny and clever. Who knows, since none of us were alive in the dark ages. lol

Symbeline's avatar

@bookish1 Nah I don’t know anybody in the military. Not the American one anyway. I remember looking that up a while back and found out about it.
I knew about FUBAR; which I first learned about in a Stephen King novel lol. I understand it’s something used by people in a few places, usually when their truck doesn’t work properly anymore…but around here I’ve never heard anyone say it. And nope, didn’t know about SNAFU, but thanks for making me look something up. :) it also sounds like a good title for a porn mag

For the H in Jesus H Christ; I’m just looking it up right now, but a few results suggest ’‘harold’’, Our Father, who art in Heaven, harold be thy name. It’s also interesting to note that, apparently, Mary named her son Harold, which was the same name as her father. No expert in The Bible though, and I thought his name was SAVE ME JEEBUS!!
I can’t seem to find very much about H though…not all sources wanna agree. But this is the kind of research I like. :)

zenvelo's avatar

@Symbeline So Mary thought Jesus’ name was Harold because his guardian angel Hark was singing?

“Hark the Harold Angel Sing”

woodcutter's avatar

I really like “bollocks”. I wish it would take hold and be akin to fuck.
Just say it a few times a day it will.

ucme's avatar

Fiddlesticks.

Symbeline's avatar

@zenvelo I denno.

Wiki also says that ’‘harold’’ may be a mispronunciation of ’‘hollowed’’.

bookish1's avatar

Fluthermucker!

Symbeline's avatar

Mutherflucking muckfluckers.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Symbeline I love that. I can just see the looks that will draw.

Symbeline's avatar

I’d probably go to jail. but I’d blame it all on @bookish1 for starting it

bookish1's avatar

OK, I’ve been up far too long and I’m writing a book review for a French history class so…
I’m just gonna say, “Fais chier” / “Tu me fais chier” is really funny. I understand it’s quite a severe phrase in French, but if you translate it literally… It just means “You’re making me shit.” I can’t even say it with a straight face, it’s so silly!

woodcutter's avatar

Reminds me of that indy film, “Henry Fool”

Symbeline's avatar

@bookish1 Lol yeah, I get a kick out of translating swearing and insults from French to English and vice versa. Some do make it; eat shit, mange de la merde. (marde here in Québec) But yeah; you’re making me shit, or, go take a shit! It’s pretty funny lamo.
Not really a swear but another funny translation; va te faire voir; go get yourself seen. LOL.

bookish1's avatar

@Symbeline: I once had to explain to a Parisian the difference between “You’re pissing me off,” and “You’re pissing on me.” It got rather… salacious! Oh, prepositions…

gailcalled's avatar

@bookish1; Is there a way to translate them both idiomatically into French for those of us who love learning new things?

bookish1's avatar

@gailcalled: I hope you were not being facetious because I am somewhat pissed, and I am taking you literally. ;)

It’s really idiomatic. The closest equivalent I can come up with for “You’re pissing me off” is “Tu me fais chier,” Literally, you make me shit. It means, you are annoying/aggravating me. Literally translated though, it makes no sense (because it is an idiom!). Tu me dépisses??? There’s not even a way to say “off” by itself, I don’t think…

I never made it as far as French fetish circles but I guess “You’re pissing on me” would just be “Pisse sur moi” (imperative) or “Tu pisses sur moi” (declarative). But then again, it might be some crazy shit like “dessus;” sometimes French prepositions are still out of my grasp.

gailcalled's avatar

Since neither you nor I know them, perhaps the French use other vulgar idiomatic expressions instead.

You annoy me has to surely be “Tu m’emmerde”?

The great linguist in the sky, Yahoo, says, “This is an everyday French slang expression which means basically: ‘Piss off!’

I remember struggling with sous, dessous, au-dessous , la-dessous, ci-dessous and en dessous.

“Here’s:http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/piss a page of various ways of encorporating “piss” into your French conversation.

So, fous le camp et bonne journée

gailcalled's avatar

edit: le camps

Symbeline's avatar

@gailcalled As you can tell from your second link, piss off is a lot more closer to fous le camps than tu m’emmerde, which in turn can also be said as tu fais chier. Some of it might be regional, because for example, for Québec they say that to piss off can be va jouer dans le trafic. While it is also a common English thing to say, (go play in traffic) in my area in Québec I’ve never heard anyone say that. We’re a bit more vulgar here, turning Québec cussing into verbs, and being a little more…crue, if you will.
For example, with the word crisse, you can say décrisse which is the equivalent of piss off or fuck off. Such as, décrisse, trou du cul!
But you can also use it for yourself when you wanna leave; fuck work, I’m outta here. Je décrisse. Or rather, j’décrisse. Lol. It’s hard to explain because it’s a word that you’re rearranging in an illegitimate way. Like saying I’m fucking off, basically. Except fucking is an actual word so…but it’s like that.
Having lived in France for the first six years of my life, I’m unfamiliar with the intricate swearing technicalities they have other than what my dad might have spouted off, but I do know that general French swearing, when compared to English or Québec French, is usually much milder. At least, in comparison.
I think the French are too proud to twist their language around too much, even though they englishize everything worse than Québecers do…

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