What’s your favorite word? People often ask what your favorite _____ is, especially when you first get to know someone. But favorite words? That seems like something only literary people would choose. And they always end up saying these long words that make them sound soo much smarter than the rest of the people in the room, like uniformitarianism or synaptogenesis. But not me.
I like versatility and words that can be used in a multitude of ways and situations. What is my favorite word you ask? FUCK. Simple. Plain. “Fuck” is my fucking favorite word.
Out of all the words in the English dictionary that start with ‘f’, only one is considered the “F” word. Special right? I thought so. Revered even. Now, why would I choose a word so vulgar? Because it is beyond appropriate for so many situations! First off, it comes from the German word frichen, which means to strike, and let’s be honest, Germany puts out a lot of awesome things-like beer and schnitzel. Who doesn’t love a good hearty meal?
The ‘F’ word is extremely versatile in the English language. It can describe pain, pleasure, and even love. The ‘F’ word can be used as a transitive verb: “Tony fucks Maria.” But it doesn’t have to be sexual, of course. As an adjective: “George’s doing all the fucking work.” Or it can be used as an adverb: “Linda talks too fucking much.” As an adverb enhancing an adjective: “Jodi is fucking beautiful.”
As a noun: “I don’t give a fuck.” And even as part of a word: “Abso-fucking-lutely” or “In-fucking-credible.” It’s so versatile that you could use it as every word in the sentence: “Fuck the fucking fuckers.” There really aren’t many words with this type of versatility. You could describe situations of fraud: “I got fucked at the used car lot.” Or in situations of dismay: “Aw, fuck it.”
You can use it in troubled situations: “I guess I’m really fucked now.” It can be used to express aggression: “Don’t fuck with me, buddy.” You can use it in times of difficulty: “I don’t understand this fucking question.” Or in times of inquiry: “Who the fuck was that?” You can express dissatisfaction: “I don’t like what the fuck is going on here.” You can describe incompetence: “He’s a fuck-off.” It can be used as a dismissal: “Why don’t you go outside and play a little game of hide-and-go-fuck-yourself?” I’m sure you can think of many more ways you can use the ‘F’ word.
With all of these multi-purpose applications, how can any other word even compare? If anything, people should be using this word more often in their everyday speech.