Mar 192014
 

Adept at both kairos and decorum, he knows precisely the best moment to deploy precisely the right phrase.

His tongue is silver, agile, and articulate. His words are potent and aesthetically engaging — they’re the perfect tint of lavender to make me wonder if I’m in love with him or with his words.

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He says lovely, crazy-hot things.

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He says beautiful things that make my heart ache.

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He writes lovely missives that touch my heart and turn me on:

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But sometimes, he gets blurry. It’s as if his language fails him:
FUCKIN’ SHIT.
That’s right. “Fuckin’ shit.”
It’s inarticulate and coarse, but I know exactly what it means. :)
(…and I fucking LOVE it. It’s one of my favorite things to hear!)

image adapted from “Magnetic Poetry” (2008) by MousyBoyWithGlasses. (cropped, tinted, framed) Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0).

  4 Responses to ““fuckin’ shit”: the boy has a way with words”

  1. That’s right. “Fuckin’ shit.”
    It’s inarticulate and coarse, but I know exactly what it means. :)
    (…and I fucking LOVE it. It’s one of my favorite things to hear!)

    I love that expression too. I find that, at least for me, it does yeoman’s work in my arsenal of pithy phrases. It can be used in a variety of situations or to describe any one of a number of feelings. The actual meaning it conveys depends upon the way it’s spoken:

    Spoken in a breathless huff to mean awe struck wonder.
    The giddy squeal of excitement after finding a twenty dollar bill on the sidewalk.
    Angrily spat out as an epithet when you realize you’re out of coffee on Monday morning.
    As a satisfied purr after an orgasm (I haven’t used it that way in a long, long time)
    In a panic tinged yelp when a tire blows out at 85 MPH (That one I’ve done recently)

    Inarticulate and coarse though it may be, “Fuckin’ shit” is a versatile and oft used part of my conversational tool kit.

    • Inarticulate and coarse though it may be, “Fuckin’ shit” is a versatile and oft used part of my conversational tool kit.

      Damn straight. :) It’s all about the context, inflection, and deployment. I love those versatile phrases. :D

  2. I had a vanilla girlfriend who used to use that exact phrase – “fuckin’ shit” – but only when she was drunk. I actually asked her to stop drinking, mostly so I wouldn’t have to listen to it anymore.

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