Monday, February 25, 2008
What the f*ck? The F-word in Ireland
One of the things that caught us by surprise here was how often we hear people say "f*ck." The Irish throw F-bombs around in their conversations the way Americans would use "hell," "damn" or maybe even "shit." One of Damon's co-workers said his four-year-old said "f*ck," and he and his wife began laughing. It's just one of those cultural differences I find amusing because when you think it about, it's just a word. We are the ones who made it taboo by saying it was bad and telling our children to never say it. Here's an interesting list of urban legends about the origin of the F-word. I also read online that it could have started back in Ireland as a form of the word "feck," another expletive.