Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.
How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.
If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 23rd) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.
This was originally posted on December 23, 2014 on my old blog.
Cleaning Up My Act
WARNING: This post is peppered with a word that some of you might find offensive.
If you are offended by a certain four-letter slang word for sexual intercourse, making love, bumping ugly, hiding the salami, boffing, shagging, the horizontal hula, burying the bone, dipping the wick, the lust and thrust, the bump and grind, threading the needle, feeding the kitty, or the bedroom rodeo, I urge you to stop reading this post now. If you continue to read this post, do so at your own risk.
I have been reading over some of my old posts seeking inspiration for new ones. I’ve noticed that I use the word “fuck” a lot, whether as a standalone word (as in “fuck that”), or as a root word (as in “that guy is really fucked up” or “he’s a fucking idiot”).
Personally, I think fuck is a perfectly good word to express a wide variety of emotions or intents (or activities). But some tight-assed people might take offense at my use of that word. Additionally, my blog can be viewed by anyone of any age at any time. So maybe I should try to clean up my act a little.
For example, instead of writing “fuck you,” maybe I should instead write “screw you” or “bite me.” Same sentiments, right? And there’s nothing wrong with writing “screwed up” instead of “fucked up.”
I have also started to substitute the word “flock” lately. As in “what the flock was I thinking?”
My concern, though, is what the best substitute word for “fuck” should be. And, tangentially, how to handle adding the “ing” ending to the root word. For example, if I want to call someone a “fucking asshole,” should I refer to him as a “frigging” asshole, a “fricking” asshole, or as a “freaking” asshole?
Or maybe just “asshole” would suffice.
And when doing so, I wonder if the proper protocol is to replace the “g” at the end of the word with an apostrophe, so that frigging, fricking, and freaking become friggin’, frickin’, and freakin’.
Still, there are times when the word “fucking” might appropriately be the word of choice for a particular situation or circumstance. But so as not to offend those fucking assholes who would be offended by my use of the word “fuck,” I am going to make a concerted effort to replace fucking with friggin’, fricken’, or freakin’ (or maybe with their counterparts with the “g” instead of the apostrophe at the end).
Here’s my question to my readers — or at least those of you who haven’t stopped reading because I’ve offended you with my crude language: what do you think is the best word choice to substitute for the word “fucking”?
- Freakin’ or freaking
- Frickin’ or fricking
- Friggin’ or frigging
Or maybe I should just stop being a pussy and just use the words fuck and fucking.
In fact, fuck it. Never mind. I don’t give a flying fuck what any of you fucking fuckers fucking think.
Hey, chill out. I’m just fucking with you. Don’t be such fucking tight asses.
I wonder how many followers I will lose as a result of this post.