Fuck is a four-letter word

if you were to write an ode to


what would you say?



the word fuck is Germanic in origin


for many people


is a really rude word

they never say


apparently fuck used to mean To Strike


my son uses



like it is just any old word


In 1528 a monk complained about the Fuckin Abbott


at certain moments saying


is empowering &



Every language has its own version of fuck


the kids and I used to crank up

Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo

in the car

on our way back from swimming


fuck does not mean Fornicating Under Consent of the King



why the fuck

would you write a fucking ode to


6 thoughts on “Fuck is a four-letter word

  1. Long ago I once did Fuck in Eurythmy, just to experience what it feels like in movement. F is an explosive sound but also has an element of constraint created by the teeth, so people saying that can’t help but swear are incorrect unless they have no teeth or forgot to put in their dentures that morning. The U comes next and because of the mouth formation from the F the U is lower down in the mouth and diaphragm and quite gutteral which I think gives satisfaction when uttering expletives. Then comes the chopping sound of the K,(we do not hear the c therefore it is not sounded or acknowledged) providing a definite end to the word, enough K says.K also implies a bit of aggression and force and informs the listner beware! Altogether when performed in Eurythmy this sound is portrayed as a powerful explosive potentially intimidating gesture radiating from the protaganist towards the stimulant of this word. Fascinating, thank you for reminding me of this exercise

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  2. The history of everything is so much more than it seems at first glance. For a while I was trying to do a poetical history of words, but it was hard to do. But I think you’ve done a good job of doing this for this four-letter word. I’m very impressed. Stay safe!

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