Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Stupid-Ass Kids Doing Good Job Degrading The Culture

“Damn, hell, shit, and fuck are not what an anthropologist observing us would classify as ‘taboo,’ ” says linguist John McWhorter, author of What Language Is: And What It Isn’t and What It Could Be, among other books. “We all say them all the time. Those words are not profane in what our modern culture is—they are, rather, salty. That’s all. Anyone who objects would be surprised to go back 50 years and try to use those words as casually as we do now and ever be asked again to parties.”

Good news for the stupid fucking kids: all that swearing on your Twitter won't keep you from becoming lawyers and doctors, but "fatass" and "retard" will.

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jfruh (#713)

So Romney's people should have let Christie say "fuck" at the GOP convention then?


Curse words, obscenities, and other taboo utterances—much like the individuals who resort to them in fits of rage—tend to not be known for their stability.

Wait, what the fuck?

And that's when I right-clicked and clicked "Save Image As…"

stuffisthings (#1,352)

Maybe we just have better reasons for swearing these days? Like that screenshot, for example.

lbf (#2,343)

Looking forward to that "Fuck shorts" slug.

deepomega (#1,720)

Ok, but can I keep saying fingerblaster?

Brunhilde (#1,225)

@deepomega "Steakblasting"

I blame John Ritter. Why? Because fuck him that's why.

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