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Posted: 1/15/2006 6:54:03 PM EDT
For some reason, I seriously doubt that in the late 1800 in rural South Dakota, even in a mining town like Lead or Deadwood that every 15th word you heard was "Fucking". I mean I am an adult, and use the word myself often, but the frequency of its use on that show shacks me. Anyone else notice this?

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Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:58:01 PM EDT
That word has been around a loooooong time.

I've seen interviews with historians of the period who claim that the show is very realistic.
Maybe not 100%, but certainly more than "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke".
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:58:55 PM EDT
So only educated and polite fucks went out west for shit-for-wages money, and the fucking whores to service them?

Get real!

Criminals, poor dumbasses and whores were most of "settlers"
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:00:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 7:00:32 PM EDT by FooBarBaz]
<Calamity Jane> Cocksucker. </Calamity Jane>
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:00:43 PM EDT
Has a new season begun? I watched it all last year.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:00:56 PM EDT
Oh, I know it was not a real polite society, but I still doubt they said FUCK that much. I mean you cannot go two or three sentances without hearing it in the show.


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Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:01:12 PM EDT
They use the word co<ksucker a lot too. Seems to work well though.

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:02:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:03:37 PM EDT
f*ck, I don't know what the f*cking deal is, about complaining about saying f*ck, too f*cking much.

Actually, it is a bit overkill and the only thing I don't care for about the show - then again f*ck it
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:06:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:07:12 PM EDT
I don't know if they used it back then History of the F word

Considering it's HBO they tend to interject the F-word into every show. My mom said she was watching "Sex and the City" and she fell asleep. When she awoke every other word was "F", "F", "F".

She was watching "The Sopranos."
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:10:22 PM EDT
San FranCisco Cocksucker!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:14:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:14:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:24:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
That Chinese guy loves the word cocksucker. I think that is about the only word in English he knows. That one episode where he got all worked up, and all he kept saying was cocksucker still makes me chuckle.






I've got the audio of that scene on CD. I laugh everytime I listen to it. The chinese guy has a very bad habit of breaking up and laughing during his dialogs, so the director always takes the first one that he makes it all the way through. It makes it tough on the rest of the cast because they have to be on their game everytime they work with him. The fact that they got that one done was something of a miracle.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:41:53 PM EDT
They mostly used "God Damned" rather than "Fucking" as an intensifier back then, but the makers of the show felt it wouldn't have the same shock effect today that it did in the 19th Century.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:36:47 PM EDT
Sorry dude. I was in the military and every 10th word we used was four letters. So, I can believe such a thing about an 1870's mining camp full of ruffians, murderers, cheats, cons, and prostitutes.

The dialogue is the best part about deadwood.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:40:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:
San FranCisco Cocksucker!



Ohh the irony!!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:41:04 PM EDT
how about using the term "shacks me" wtf is that??
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:42:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
That Chinese guy loves the word cocksucker. I think that is about the only word in English he knows. That one episode where he got all worked up, and all he kept saying was cocksucker still makes me chuckle.







He deserves an award for that scene.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:43:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aviator:
For some reason, I seriously doubt that in the late 1800 in rural South Dakota, even in a mining town like Lead or Deadwood that every 15th word you heard was "Fucking". I mean I am an adult, and use the word myself often, but the frequency of its use on that show shacks me. Anyone else notice this?

Aviator



If you buy the Deadwood Season 1 DVD set there is a really great interview with David Milch (writer/producer) about the language and cursing. He goes into a lot of details about accounts from the period and said that they actually toned down some of the cursing! The very complicated sentence structure intermingled with blasphemous utterings is also a valid linguistic reproduction.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:43:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
That Chinese guy loves the word cocksucker. I think that is about the only word in English he knows. That one episode where he got all worked up, and all he kept saying was cocksucker still makes me chuckle.






thats aweseome! cracks me up too.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:14:16 PM EDT
God dammed limber dick cock sucker.


Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:02:33 AM EDT
It bothered me too, but Al has grown on me.

Cocksucker.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:21:42 AM EDT
Al is my role model. And anybody that has a problem with that can go fuck themselves.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:12:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TRW:
Sorry dude. I was in the military and every 10th word we used was four letters. So, I can believe such a thing about an 1870's mining camp full of ruffians, murderers, cheats, cons, and prostitutes.

The dialogue is the best part about deadwood.



Damn, every 10th? Its like every 4th fucking word for us.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:18:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 7:19:15 AM EDT by WyattEarp]

Originally Posted By benbob:
Al is my role model. And anybody that has a problem with that can go fuck themselves.




A big +1, you fucking cocksuckers!!!
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