RE: South Park B/L/U: another opinion

Jim Whitehead (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 12:54:45 -0700

> I've always wondered why "fuck" was the "dirtiest" word... seems like
> it'd be "goddamn," (at least to those religiously inclined in that
> direction) but apparently that's acceptable enough to air on the Comedy
> Channel these days. Any thoughts?

For the complete story on "fuck", I recommend "The F Word", by Jesse
Sheidlower and Ross MacDonald.
3767294-4827448> It has a complete etymology of the word, and even more
fun, disabuses many common myths about its origins. Also includes a huge
compendium of uses of the word.

Nothin' but good, clean fun research here...

- Jim