beyond words

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 22 22:35:18 UTC 2011

The Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Don't Give a Fuck Loiter Squad is the
group that  _Billboard_ thinks "may well be the future of the music
business."  (Did you catch the pun on "Wolf Gang" and "Wolfgang"?

>From one of several moving lyrics quoted by an enthusiastic journalist in
this week's _New Yorker_ (p. 61):

"I'll pass the class when my dad starts giving shits,
but as long as our realtionship is turdless, I'm-a
keep burning rubber and fucking these beats with burnt dick."

"This isn't a plea for sympathy," says lyric-connoisseur Kelefah Sanneh
(well, duh!!), but "...Earl [Sweatshirt] insists that rapping well ('fucking
these beats') is the best revenge, and its own reward."

I suppose I couldn't have said that better. But the real tragedy is that
"fuck" now seems to be on its way to becoming a synonym of "to do."  Expect
intergenerational confusion, because decades ago, when all possible meanings
of all four-letter words seemed already to be in use, "fucking these beats"
would have meant, if anything, fucking them up.

So English becomes ever more expressive.

You wish.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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