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The Odd Origin and Surprising Science of the Word “F*ck”

Dropping the F-bomb makes you more likable. Here’s why.

The Odd Origin and Surprising Science of the Word “F*ck”
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Ficken, fokken, fukka, focka, fock, and of course…fuck. The word fuck is the most used curse in the English language, and for good reason. It’s a noun, adjective, and verb. Fuck is so versatile. And unlike shit, damn, asshole, bitch, or my personal favorite — bollocks — it’s…

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Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: CarlynBeccia.com