Motherfucker. Think About It.

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Maclean’s, one of Canada’s finest magazines, and Dan’s favourite, recently put out a video about the history and etymology of swear words. It’s interesting, but the one line that made us think the most was the explanation for the reason we enjoy saying fuck:

The explosive consonantal opening sound, short vowel in the middle and a hard ending make it extremely satisfying.

Amen to that. The combination has gotten us through many a stubbed toe, lost set of keys and less-than-reasonable client request.

But it got us thinking about the extension of the word fuck: motherfucker.

First of all, if we step back and consider it, it’s really gross (and illegal).

But that aside, we found it so interesting the way different people drop it. Some leave out a few of the consonants so it becomes muha fugga. Some over-emphasize the final “r,” giving it a rather dorky feel. And, not sure if you noticed, but motherfucker is uniquely North American. You don’t hear Europeans dropping it ¾ like you never hear us saying bollux or poxy.

Of course, because it’s 2016, we took to the Internet in search of motherfuckers. And we hit the motherfuckin’ load.

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doDxGeS8iNs