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Posted: 1/26/2006 8:56:31 AM EDT

Is "Fucking A!" meant to be an expression of approval/happiness or disapproval/unhappiness?


I ask because I've realized that my wife and I use it for the exact opposite purposes. I think it's the former, but she uses it as the latter.

I need an arfcom ruling, so that this can finally be resolved.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:57:12 AM EDT

Haha - no IBTP
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:57:50 AM EDT
I'm voting for awesome.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:57:57 AM EDT
Or affirmation. I'd go with approval or agreement.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:59:25 AM EDT
I would say it is more an expression of agreement.

Example:

"So you kicked his ass?"

"Fuckin' A right I did!"
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:59:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By buckfever34:
I'm voting for awesome.



Fuggin' eh right.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:59:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 9:00:23 AM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:00:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By callgood:
Or affirmation. I'd go with approval or agreement.




Fuckin A !

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:01:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
There was one of those silly e-mail things about this a few years ago. It means pretty much everything/anything and is applicable to a broad range of situations. Most questions can be answered with a simple "fuckin' A!" (except at work)



So it COULD be used the way my wife uses it, as long as it has the correct inflection/intonation?


Hmm - perhaps she is not as insane as I though.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:01:16 AM EDT
Where's Nationwide?


Better yet, watch "Office Space".
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:01:17 AM EDT
As I understand it, it's short for "fucking Amen!" which would be a term of profane aprobrium.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:02:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
As I understand it, it's short for "fucking Amen!" which would be a term of profane aprobrium.



Interesting
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:03:55 AM EDT
You live in a black and white world. How about more options for the rainbow crowd?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:04:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:04:40 AM EDT
Fukin-A Right!!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:07:06 AM EDT
fucking A is inappropriate for use in disapproval/unhappiness

i am the authority. thread over.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:09:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:10:08 AM EDT
Get BOth!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:10:10 AM EDT
It can also be an idication of disgust with a situation.

You go to the can and someone shit in the urinal---Oh fuckin' A! What shithead fucking did that?!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:10:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 9:14:08 AM EDT by James23]
I have always used Fuckin A as a exclamation equal to awsome or really cool.

For added emphasis, a 'Bubba' suffix is often used.

ETA: I forgot the truly awsome is indicated by the 'Tweety Bird' suffix. This is rarely used however, because very few things earn the 'Fuckin A Tweety Bird!' comment.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:27:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I concur. I believe it can be used in both circumstances.

"You won the lotto." "Fuckin A!"

"Someone stole your truck." "Fuuuckin A..."



+1
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:31:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 9:31:24 AM EDT by five2one]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Is "Fucking A!" meant to be an expression of approval/happiness or disapproval/unhappiness?


I ask because I've realized that my wife and I use it for the exact opposite purposes. I think it's the former, but she uses it as the latter.

I need an arfcom ruling, so that this can finally be resolved.




Depends on the context. The elasticity of the F-word is simply amazing. No other word works as hard in the english language.

Most of the time when I use it -- its synonymous with awesome, but occasionally use it as crap.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:10:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 10:18:51 AM EDT by fish223]
The Fucking Disclaimer
If you are offended by the use of bad language fuck off now! Don't read all of this page and then say it annoys you.

Uses of the word Fuck
FUCK is an international word. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say "Fuck Off".

It's the atmosphere it creates, that's why you will never read something like:

"Fuck off", he hinted.

Grammatical Usage
In language, "fuck" falls into many grammatical categories, making it one of the most versatile words in the English language.

It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John fucked Jane) and intransitive (John and Jane fucked). It can be an active verb (John fucked Jane) or a passive verb (Jane was fucked by John). Or an adverb (Jane is a fucking bastard) and a noun (Jane is a terrific fuck). It can be used as an adjective (Jane is fucking beautiful).

Further Structures
As you can see there are few words with the versatility of "fuck". Besides its sexual connotations, this incredible word can be used to describe many situations.

Greetings "How the fuck are you?"
Fraud "I was fucked by the McDonalds Drive Through."
Dismay "Oh, fuck it."
Trouble "Well, I guess I'm fucked again."
Aggression "Fuck you!!!"
Disgust "Fuck me!!!"
Confusion or Disbelief "What the fuck....?"
Diffuclty "I don't understand this fucking thing."
Despair "Fucked again."
Desperation "Fuckityfuckfuckfuck."
Incompetence "He fucks up everything."
Disappointment "This fucking fucker is fucked."
Intelligence "He's a fucking genius."
Displeasure "What the fuck is going on?"
Lost "Where the fuck are we?"
Disbelief "Unbefuckinglievable!!!"
Retaliation "Up your fucking ass!!!"
Laziness "He's just a fuck-off."
Pain "Fuck ! that hurt."
Pleasure "Oooooooh Fuuuuuuck"
Love "Do ya Fuck on first dates?"
Starting a relationship "Let's fuck now!"
Surprise "Fucking hell what was that?"
Admiration "Nice fucking tits!"
Hate "You Fuck!"
Disappointment "That's not fucking fair."
A poker hand "A Royal Fuck."
Denial "I didn't fucking do it."
Perplexity "I know fuck all about it."
Apathy "Who gives a fuck."
Resignation "Oh fuck it."
Suspicion "Who the fuck are you?"
Panic "Let's get the fuck out of here!"
Directions "Fuck off."
Sex "Let's fuck."
Maternal "Motherfucker."
Incestuous "Motherfucker."
Ambiguity "I'm not so fucking sure."
Agreement "Absofuckinglutely."
Praising the Lord "Jesus Fucking Christ.">
I have a headache "Go fuck yourself."
Refusal "Oh you can fuck right off."
Pissed off "Fuck the fucking fuckers!"
Be quiet "Shut the fuck up."
You're right "Fucking oath." (Australianism)
Ostentation "He's just bought a big, fuck-off Mercedes."
Sensuousness "She was wearing a pair of red leather, fuck-me boots."
Confidence "Fuckin' A."
Bewilderment "Fucked if I know."
Enraged "I'm gonna fuck you up!"
Annoyance "Fuck off, fucker."
Pissed off "Fuck you, you fucking fuck."
Tardiness "It's ten-fucking-thirty already?"
Broken down motorcycle "Sir, the fucking fucker has fucked up on me.

Famous historical quotes
Never forget the words of these famous people.

General Custer Where did all them fucking Indians come from?
Mayor of Hiroshima "What the fuck was that?"
Captain of the Titanic "Where's all the fucking water coming from?"
Michelangelo "You want me to paint what on the fucking ceiling?"
Einstein "Any fucker could understand that."
Sean Penn "Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck"
John Lennon "Is that a real fucking gun?"
Donald Campbell "The fucking throttle is stuck."
Anne Boleyn "Heads are going to fucking roll."
Richard Nixon "Who's going to fucking know?"
Niki Lauda "I thought I could fucking smell petrol."
Mark Thatcher "What fucking map?"
Picasso "It does fucking look like her."
Christopher Columbus "Where the fuck are we?"
Michael Jackson "It's a fucking skin condition"
and more recently "I told you I didn't fucking fuck him!"
Pythagarus "How the fuck did you work that one out?"
Walt Disney "Fuck a duck."
Joan of Arc "I don't suppose it will fucking rain."
George Bush "Fcuk! I can't spell."
Miss Marples "I haven't got a fucking clue."
Noah "Scattered showers, my fucking arse."
Donald Trump "You're fucking fired!"
Judge Judy "Shut the fuck up!"
Paris Hilton "Fuck me."
Ronald Regan to the Pope "Yes it does fucking hurt."
Harold, Battle of Hastings 1066 "Watch him he'll have some fucker's eye out"
John F Kennedy "Who needs that fucking bubble top?"
Bill Clinton "I should have fucked her."
Hurricane Katrina "Mardi Fuckin Gras this motherfuckers."

Some readers have pointed out that there are also some real famous fuck quotes from historical figures, such as General George Patton who among other things is noted to have said:

"I don't give a fuck for a man who's not always on his toes."
"The bilious bastards who write that kind of stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don't know any more about real fighting under fire than they know about fucking!"
"We're going to murder those lousy Hun cock suckers by the bushel-fucking-basket."

Australia's Kerry Packer (for a time Australia's richest man; died late 2005) was also very fond of the word "fuck". Perhaps his best remembered quote followed the first time he died in 1990, after suffering a heart attack and being clinically dead for some eight minutes before being revived. When asked if he saw a light at the end of a tunnel he said: "Son, there's fucking nothing there."

Conclusion
The mind boggles at the many creative uses of the word. If by any chance you think I've missed any, please fucking let me know.

How can anyone be offended when you say "FUCK"?

Use it frequently in your daily speech, you will be proud and it will add to your fucking prestige and stature.

Why not say "FUCK YOU !" to someone today.

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Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:13:35 AM EDT
"fuckin a" is kinda like "right fuckin on" or kickass!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:16:08 AM EDT
And then there is the international twist of "Fargin IceHole!"

I think it needs to be affirmative unless the Hole is suffixed.

But WTFDIK?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:14:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 12:15:33 PM EDT by Lon_Moer]

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I concur. I believe it can be used in both circumstances.

"You won the lotto." "Fuckin A!"

"Someone stole your truck." "Fuuuckin A..."


Fuckin' A, Bubba
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:15:56 PM EDT
Works both ways.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:20:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:


Hmm - perhaps she is not as insane as I though.




(But you have repeatedly referred to her as a diehard liberal.)




I was thinking more of the fact that she agreed to marry ME
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:25:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
As I understand it, it's short for "fucking Amen!" which would be a term of profane aprobrium.



I heard that it originally referred to something bad happened to the old Ford Model A, as in, "the battery in the Model A died" with the reply "That Fuckin' A!"

It has since devolved to be merely an exclamation, lacking any real meaning except as emphasis.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:10:43 PM EDT
You see a mushroom cloud from a distance and you say: "Fuckin' A..."

You see a new Sig 550 sitting in your safe and you say: "Fuckin' A!!!"


It's a very useful expression.



'Fornication Under Consent of the King'
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:11:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By callgood:
Or affirmation. I'd go with approval or agreement.

yup
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:13:07 PM EDT
In the finest ARFCOM tradition, it can be used for both.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:21:01 PM EDT
Neither it's an expression of affirmation.

"Do you want to go the Superbowl game Mr Madden?" Fuggin A Ms Jones!"
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:22:54 PM EDT
It depends on the inflection and the situation...

"Fuck" is kinda like "dude", the two most versatile words in the language.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:55:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:58:16 PM EDT
Affirmation, a la Office Space.

"Fuggin' A, man."
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:04:07 PM EDT
See also "HOOAH"

Sua Sponte,
Prib
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:58:49 PM EDT
Arfcom way . Get both . It is all in the context .


Score a hot peice of ass = Fuckin A .
Doc tells ya she gave ya crabs = Fuckin A.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:34:21 AM EDT
Online Etymology Dictionary entry for one of my favorite words.

GL
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:53:30 AM EDT
To quote a Sergeant I knew at Fort Hood….

“Awe shuckity Poo-poo!”

(really)
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:33:32 AM EDT
i've only heard it used as approval or agreement
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:53:58 AM EDT

Contextually applied, I'm gonna take the ARFCOM stance, and say: Both


Pretty damned versatile saying, when you think about it !

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:11:08 AM EDT
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