A friend was visiting her sister in Australia and wanted to go to a movie.
The last one she’d been to had been full of bad language and she wanted a cleaner one. Her sister said Four Weddings and a Funeral was reputed to be very good and very funny.
They went and the first several words were the F one.
Was it offensive? To some probably, but in the context it was both appropriate and funny.
Is it always?
We went to a stand up comedy evening recently and almost every sentence had at least one F word, often more.
IWere the comedians funny? Yes. In the context were all the Fs both appropriate and funny? No. Most of the time they were used as a filler instead of um and ah or a pause.
Does this clip need all the Fs?
It’s funny, but would it have lost any of the humour with fewer, or even no Fs?
I think so.
That word has become so commonplace a lot of people don’t even realise they’re using it and if they use it that often, what’s left when they really need an expletive?