F*** with = have sex with?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 12 19:43:57 UTC 2005

On 12/12/05, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
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> Subject:      F*** with = have sex with?
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> For me, the idiom "to fuck with" means to tease or jack somebody. In "Gold
> Digger" by Kayne West, though, the lyrics "fuck with" occur, and I can't
> see
> them meaning anything but "have sex with".
> "From what I heard she got a baby by Busta
> My best friend say she use to fuck with Usher
> I dont care what none of y'all say I still love her"
> Is this a common meaning for this idiom?
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I agree with you, Ben. But, given that Kanye is young enough to be my
grandson, what do I know? I don't recall that my own grandfather was
particularly hip. For instance, he thought that a bicycle was called a

But, speaking seriously, perhaps Kanye felt that he needed an extra syllable
to make the rhythm come out right:

... bAby _by_ BUster
... fUcked _with_ Usher

as opposed to:

... bAby _by_ BUster
... fUcked _0_ Usher
-Wilson Gray

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