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It is probably the most common swear word in the English language. The word itself can be used as a noun, a verb or even an adjective, with numerous incarnations and additions as well. It can be used in anger, fear, humor, passion or disbelief among other well placed usages in our emotions, and carries with it a power that few words carry.

The F-Bomb, The F-Word, F–k, The Four Letter Word, F#@k, F**k, The dreaded F dash dash word, Eff, Rhymes with truck. Use it as you may, it is a word that has put us and gotten us out of many situations. No other usage of the word has been so esoteric than in film. The word was first heard in the 1967 film Ulysses, and since then has grown commonplace over the years, allowing screenwriters everywhere a bit more creative leeway when conveying a character’s emotion or language. »

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