I love language.
I've been reading since I can remember, and I'm pretty particular about how I use my words. I can be a real pedant about word choice and the correct way to parse a sentence and why a particular word should be used instead of another.
Which makes it somewhat surprising that I swear like a motherfucker.
I really, really do.
I use fuck as an adjective, adverb, gerund, noun, and verb [although not as often as we would like, I'm sure - but such is married life].
But the thing is, while I think that most people consider using foul language as a base, anti-intellectual practice, I find it liberating and a delightful use of my imagination.
Coming up with great new turns of phrase and eloquent but profane sentence structures are fun! It's a motherfucking hoot! And people may not have heard of jackfucking cockknocker, but they sure get a pretty quick idea that it's someone they do not want to know.
Foul language is a great way to express yourself, to get your point across, without the use of pedantic language constructs.
Which just goes to show you, I think, that your vocabulary can be limitless, even though it may not be appropriate in all circumstances.
This post is part of Word Up, Yo!, although I'm sure they wish it wasn't.