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The Fuck Scene in The Wire

There’s a scene in The Wire with Dominic West and Wendell Pierce where they are investigating a crime scene in a kitchen.

The dialogue in this scene is identical to the content of your wonderful piece.

I usually judged a dictionary (in the days of real-world tangible books) by how much space they devote to “fuck”.

Harrap’s Shorter (don’t be deceived; it’s heavy as a brick) French Dictionary devoted two-and-a-half pages to it: “There’s fuck all to eat in this house”, for example, plus many other colloquial expressions that a Frenchman wouldn’t be expected to manage without in an English-speaking environment.


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