Who's diddling and how?

Barbara Need bhneed at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 16 14:14:26 UTC 2008

Can anyone else get an extension beyond the expletive "Fuck you!"?
Case in point: the other day a young man was yelling at an older man
and said "Fuck you!' and then something like, "My mother fuck you
too!"--several times. The latter expression seemed odd to me and I
thought at first it was related to Wilson's observation below, but on
thinking it over I realize that it has to do the usually subjectless
nature of the expletive.


On 15 Jul 2008, at 11:20, Wilson Gray wrote:

> I think that it was into the '80's before I began to cease to
> understand "she fucked him" as other than nonsense or clumsy metaphor.
> And I still feel that it's really simply another example of "fade
> logic" (here I pun on the phrase, "spade logic," that a white friend
> of mine customarily uses, apparently without giving it a second
> thought, to describe the thought processes of non-academic blacks; the
> real opposite of "fade" is "shade," "spade" generally having only its
> literal meaning in blackspeak), pretending that there's equality,
> where actually none exists.

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