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    Default How the word f*ck has become important

    Dear All,

    I want to share this speech with you given by OSHO.

    How the word f*ck has become important in English langauage, you can see in this video, explained by Osho. I happend to find this video in a site while searching something on spirituality. You would find it funny as well as knowledgable.

    YouTube - OSHO - Strange Consequences

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    hi,

    Great! It's both funny and sad, but unfortunately this is reality; Nowdays the American dream has spread throught the whole world. By American dream I mean to get rich not spiritually but physically; that money can buy love and happiness. A wonderful example of this( get rich not spiritually but physically) is in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by Fitzgerald. So it is clear why this word f#ck has become more used than the word God.


    best wishes,

    Madox

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    Truly and sadly, it has been so common I think that people has substituted the "full stop" with words like f*ck. Here in the Philippines, there is one expression (Put*ng-ina-mo) used just like f*ck. It literally means "Your a son of a harlot", that I think has a counterpart in the US... I think the world's changed mostly from morality to absurdity........

    I could live my whole life without using that word once.

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    Because it is so common that even children use that word though they didnīt know the meaning of it. Sometimes I find myself using it unconsciously. I think a lot of people donīt regard it as a bad word anymore.

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    Many still do, though.

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    But people generally accept it as an everyday expression.

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Many still do, though.
    I admire those people who can distinguish good and bad words.

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    ^
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    Yes you are right blouen I agree with you
    maybe someday I used some word to one man but I realy I haven't the true meaning because I don't know what does it meaning I'm just listened it in ones of English films
    thanks
    Last edited by Fleur de mort; 26-Jul-2007 at 09:38.

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    That's why it really helps to consult the dictionary first before using a new learned word...

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    Default Re: How the word f*ck has become important

    Quote Originally Posted by mary joe View Post
    But people generally accept it as an everyday expression.
    Many speakers think that no sentence is complete without it.

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