[Ads-l] Help with the f-word and parts of speech

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 25 16:34:19 UTC 2020

> On Feb 25, 2020, at 11:29 AM, James Landau <00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> wrote:
>  on Tue, 25 Feb 2020 04:19:45 Zone+0000 Bill Mullins <amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM> quoted:  <quote>
> "On another note, fuck if I don't love the Pebble. ["The Pebble" is the website where these exchanges take place.]
>  Now what is "fuck" in the above sentence? "
> <end quote>  In that sentence wouldn't "fuck" be simply an interjection? - Jim Landau
It’s whatever “damn(ed)” is in “Damn(ed) if I don’t”.  I suppose “interjection" is indeed the relevant catch-all.  Or the olla podrida.

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