Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Frak Me--A word bound for Webster's

The Education Wonks links to a story about Glen A. Larson's word creation and its popularity.

I love the new Battlestar Galactica and they use the word regularly for just about every purpose you could think of for the other f-bomb.

And you can't get censored for it.

This quote stuck out:
"I mean why are we not offended by 'frak' because it means exactly the same thing as the other thing?" said [actor Jamie] Bamber, who plays fighter pilot-turned-president Lee "Apollo" Adama. "So it raises questions about language and why certain words are offensive. Is it their meaning? ... Clearly it's not their meaning. Clearly it's literally their sound."
It is an interesting question of vocabulary and language.

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