Original Thought

Cussing, now. It gets annoying. If you have to emphasize every fuckin fuck- it’s very annoying.

Now most cussing is a substitute for the word ‘very’ or ‘really’.

You don’t emphasize the word VERY every time your tongue passes it now, do you, so why don’t you think we’ll notice the word ‘fuck’ pass our ears?

Ears: we have them. We hear things.

-We know you said the word. We heard the full sentence. It’s not an innately quiet word.

Now, listen. The best actor in a movie, when he says his lines, he’s confident enough to know a word is just the same as any other word; and every  word  in  that  mouth  salad works together to make the intended meaning, seasoned with creamy Ranch dressing.

Attend to those other words.

There are more words in the English language than fuck, damn, fuckin, hell, dammit, bitch, cunt, milf! There’s also stupid and phat. And drug references. And sexual innuendo.

So basically- there’s 4 topics in the English language:

1. fuck and fuckin.

2. Drug references.

3. Sexual innuendo.

4. And the English language.

…Make sure to emphasize all 4 topics except the English language (Couch Face).

 

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2 thoughts on “Original Thought

  1. Mmmm… I mean I really don’t think there’s really a lot of rules for emphasis. I mean at least when you’re speaking. I think emphasis of the word in different situations do different things.
    For instance:

    protagonist: *being held by a a couple thugs. bleeding. looking defeated*
    head honcho thug: Alright guy, why did you try to steal my gurl?
    protagonist: I didn’t, I swear.
    H.H.T: Then why the FUCK where you in her house?

    What did the HHT do here? He escalated the situation and showed his foe that his is indeed a hardcore badass. He’s not afraid to say the F word. In fact, he’s not afraid to scream it in your face. It’s certainly a lot more intense than saying “Then WHY the fuck were you in her house?” or “Then why the fuck were you IN her house?”

    … I’m not even sure if this is what you were referring to but I think emphasis adds a lot of color to our dialog and emphasizing a cuss word can do a lot of different things.

    • You’ve got a good point there. Profanity always has its place in dialogue. It’s just the way we speak, and good dialogue should always create the illusion of that effect: the way people speak. It’s a good point. I was referring to the overuse of profanity in such a way that the author is ignoring all the other colorful words in the English diction out there to convey their point.

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