[Ads-l] fuck them

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 29 21:02:44 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:41 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>

> I always assumed “fuck you” is an imperative

I once read an autobiographical essay whose author wrote that initial
acquaintance with the phrase came through a graffito that he encountered
during his pre-adolescence. He also, at that time, interpreted it as an
imperative: "Fuck, you!"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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