[Ads-l] to fuck

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 11 12:10:21 EST 2021


Just remember it took only 1,500 years for English to get this far!

Think of the next 1,500!

JL

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 11:48 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> So we have the antonymy between intransitive “fuck” and intransitive
> “suck” (on the relevant figurative senses) and the antilogy/enantionymy of
> “fuck” itself, between the pejorative transitive imperative (“Fuck that
> song!”) and the ameliorative intransitive (“That song fucks!”).  Is this a
> great language or what.
>
> LH
>
> > On Jan 11, 2021, at 3:33 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > A quick Twitter search reveals countless examples of "this/that song
> fucks
> > (so hard)." Earliest I see is from 2013:
> >
> > https://twitter.com/_TheLeader/status/366810062347452416
> > @LadyGaga that song is so fucking awesome, pounding beats, this song
> fucks
> > so hard!
> > 2:35 AM · Aug 12, 2013
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 2:44 AM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> How reliable is a sole example from a humorous program?
> >>
> >> MAM
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jan 10, 2021, 7:50 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> 'To be very pleasing.'  Ant.: suck.
> >>>
> >>> 2020 _Last Week Tonight_ (HBO TV) (March 1): That song fucks! That song
> >>> fucks so hard!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
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