[Ads-l] new sense of the F-word

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Dec 7 17:47:04 EST 2021


Yeah, I've been noticing this for a little while. I think we've also previously noted positive _fuck with_ 'to enjoy, appreciate' (esp. with _heavy_), which seems to stem from the sense 'to associate (with)', which goes back 30 years or so.

Early examples appreciated!

Jesse Sheidlower

On Tue, Dec 07, 2021 at 05:33:02PM -0500, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> John Oliver  ("Last Week Tonight") was reporting on the brief, incredible
> success of Chex cereals in 1992, after the introduction of the "ChexQuest"
> video game:
> 
> "For six weeks in 1992, Chex cereals _fucked!_"
> 
> Like "rocked" but better.
> 
> JL
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