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The Wonderfuck! Part one

It has recently been brought to my attention that some people look down on swearing.

I do not judge these people for their clean mouths and pure thoughts.

Just as I hope, they do not judge me for the filthy sewage pipe I, at times, spew all over these pages.


This short series, is an invitation to the non-potty mouths to see the beneficial aspects of dirty words.

Is there any other word more versatile in the English language than fuck?

Is there, any other word that could be made into a complete sentence using only variations of itself?

Fuck! The fucking fuckers fucked! 

Translation: Darn! The machine is broken!

Which one has more impact? Which one truly conveys the frustration of the author?

More than that, which one is more creative?

Everyone has the capacity to state the obvious, as the second example does.

Does everyone have the capacity to take that simple 4 letter word and turn it into a complete and powerful sentence?



Many people falsely believe that swearing is for the unintelligent, uneducated, unimaginative masses.

However, this study found links between how fluent a person is in the English language and how fluent they are in swearing.

Participants were tested on their fluency in language then asked to list as many swear words as they could in one minute, not surprisingly to me, those who scored higher in language fluency also scored higher in swearing fluency.

What this correlation suggests is that swearing isn’t simply a sign of language poverty, lack of general vocabulary, or low intelligence.

Swearing appears to be a feature of language that an articulate speaker can use in order to communicate with maximum effectiveness. 


And, not to honk my own tit or anything but I know A LOT of swear words. 

Yes, that is a phrase I have used in my daily life.

If any non-swearers have managed to swallow their disgust long enough to read to the end of this post, can I ask a question?

Is bugger a swear word to you?


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4 thoughts on “The Wonderfuck! Part one

    1. I didn’t think it was a swear word either, until I started reading about people’s distaste for bad language.
      Perhaps it is more an American thing since here in the UK it is perfectly normal to call a child a cheeky bugger.


  1. Thing is, non-swearers start reading your sample sentence and their brains reel back and shut off.

    As to your study, I can’t recall anyone ever administering such a test to ME. I’m not sure it was an accurate sample size. 😀

    …This doesn’t work out as a very articulate rebuttal, but I’m recovering from hosting a five-year-olds birthday party.


  2. Bugger, to me is not a swear word. But then, the only reason any words are offensive or kind or grating is because we as a society agree that they are. So, if enough people agree that bugger is offensive then offensive it is. Great piece, now I’m gonna bugger off!

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