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    Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    Its almost a given today that in most movie dramas the F-word will be uttered by men, women, teenagers and even children. Personally I can't say that I enjoy listening to it.
    Like graphic violence I prefer it to be used less than more.

    Take Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street." This Golden Globe winner can boast one other movie record ... the most F-words. No less than 506 of them in all.

    When I first became interested in writing, I was advised to use this expletive sparingly as it would then have some "shock" value.

    Hearing it spoken four or five times every minute in a movie is a bit too much in my opinion.

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    Re: Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    I think it's because the "F" word can mean or describe almost anything with just the one word depending on the circumstance and/or the inflection when said.

    Ya effen get me?

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    Re: Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    I did write a reasonable sized post, but for some chuffin' reason FGarden decided to log me out !!!!! So I lost it, and I can't be arsed to type it all out again.

    Anyway, basically what I said was that I agreed with Jj.

    My dad (who very rarely swore) always used to say that anybody who uses abusive language on a regular basis is obviously not capable of using the correct English language, and just gives the impression that they have very little intelligence ! I agree !
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    Re: Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    I often find it distracting.
    Sure, once in a while, it might fit into the dialogue and help with the atmosphere or something, but it has been so over-used.
    That was my main problem with the HBO series, Deadwood. The main character could not seem to string three words together without at least one if them being some form of the term.

    Some films have tossed the word in a few times just to get the rating bumped from a G to a PG, or PG to an R.
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    Re: Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    It's Fun to say, probably because when I was young, it was actually illegal. Anyone remember the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley in 1964?

    It's a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, it's a great word. Like any other good thing, it's best appreciated in moderation.

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    Re: Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    Some people use it so much it's almost a verbal punctuation mark rather than swearing. Others think it makes them sound hard. No offence but americans can't really swear properly

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    Re: Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    gmc: "No offence but americans can't really swear properly"

    F You!

    I don't like the word so much when it's used in anger.

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    Re: Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    ... No offence but americans can't really swear properly
    Wha'dya, mean we can't swear?

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    Re: Why Is The Eff-Word So Popular In The Movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Wha'dya, mean we can't swear?

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    gmc: "No offence but americans can't really swear properly"

    F You!

    I don't like the word so much when it's used in anger.
    See what I mean you can't even spell it properly.

    I try not to swear bit sometimes find myself in a work environment where it is endemic it's hard not to fall in to the habit.

    Mind you the last time a cyclist went through a red light in front of me and I nearly hit him being able to swear did make me feel better.

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