The Fine Art of Foul Language (Definitely NSFW!!!!)

I love a good curse word. People who are fluent in foul are some of my favourites.

Remember Swearengen, Ian McShane’s aptly named character on Deadwood? That was some epic swearing.

Then there was Ray ‘Bones’ Barboni, the character played by Dennis Farina in Get Shorty.  Brilliant use of the ‘f word’ as verb, noun and adjective.

The Wolf of Wall Street actually set a new record for f-bombs—more than 500 or an average of 2.81 times per minute. Despite that, it wasn’t my favourite movie.

It’s not enough to be foul. The foul has to fit the character and I prefer my swearing with an English accent. Peter Capaldi who played Malcolm Tucker on The Thick of It was sooo good.  The same showrunner  Armando Iannucci is behind Veep and brought his foul talents to D.C.

Now there are some people who believe swearing is an indication of illiteracy. There is scientific proof that is NOT the case. Read this...and then f*** off.

4 thoughts on “The Fine Art of Foul Language (Definitely NSFW!!!!)

    1. Emme Cross says:

      Anyone can drop swear words into a sentence but there are some people who do it so brilliantly that my jaw drops. It’s like the difference between making a meal and eating at a five star restaurant. And, like with cooking, swear words are like spices….use them judiciously to enhance the flavour of the ingredients not too much to overwhelm them.

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