Fuck (2005)

It’s funny and it’s clever…

Scriptwriters use it in Oscar winning movies. Novelists use it in best sellers. Comedians use it in sell out shows. Hip-hop artists base entire careers on it. Hell, even Presidents have used it to emphasise a point. It first appeared in print in the 1470s, has been in the dictionary since the late 16th century and has been used to great effect by classic novelists including James Joyce, Robert Burns and DH Lawrence. And yet the word ‘fuck’ is still one of the most controversial in the English language, eliciting responses of humour, anger or apathy depending on your point of view.

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