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    one of my friends said once
    "where's the fucking J...?"
    She was looking for this person but she couldn't find her
    Now, what 'fucking' literary means in this context ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gala
    one of my friends said once
    "where's the fucking J...?"
    She was looking for this person but she couldn't find her
    Now, what 'fucking' literary means in this context ?
    It functions purely as an intensifier and it implies anything from dispicable, vile, unpleasant, dirty and corrupt (or whatever else you can think of that's far from flattering).

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    To me, it would sound more natural to say 'Where's that f***ing J...?' if J is the person's name. 'The' would be used with a position, like 'the f***ing doctor'.

    Here it is an intensifier, but some speakers seem to think that every sentence needs the word at least once, so it is often meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    To me, it would sound more natural to say 'Where's that f***ing J...?' if J is the person's name. 'The' would be used with a position, like 'the f***ing doctor'.

    Here it is an intensifier, but some speakers seem to think that every sentence needs the word at least once, so it is often meaningless.
    Unless what he wanted to say was: Where is the f*** jacka..s?

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