What The Eff Does The “F” Word Mean?

Have you ever thought about what the word “fuck” actually means? It is easily the most versatile and most used word of all time. How many times do you use it a day? I imagine a lot, but not nearly as many times as you hear it per day. And that is because it can mean a hundred different things apparently.

Let’s think of all the ways the f word is used.

It can be used as an adjective. “Look at that fucking house.”

It can even be used as an adjective for an adjective, transforming it into a super-adjective. “That’s fucking great.”

You can use it as a replacement for excited words like “wow” or “awesome,” as in “Holy fuck!” which can also take the place of scared words like, “yikes.” “Oh fuck!” is correct in this case as well. Angry expressions also work here. If you are mad, you may simply say “fuck!” “Mother fucker” can also be used here, or even as an insult.

It can be used to start a sentence or something to buy time while you think of what to say, like “umm” or “uh” How many times have you heard someone say, “Fucking… I can’t even tell you what kind of night I had.”

It’s another word for sex, but apparently is a rougher version of the term “making love.” “I fucked my significant other.”

It is also something you can take out of something, so to speak. “I fucked the fuck out of her” or “I drove the fuck out of that car.”

Use it to reject something. “Fuck that,” or “Fuck you,” the latter also considered an insult, which can also be said as “Fuck off,” which essentially means “Leave me alone,” or “get out of here.”

Speaking of that, it is also something that can be removed, or else add emphasis on something that can be removed. “Leave me the fuck alone” or “Get the fuck out of here.” In extreme cases, one may say “Get the fuck out of fucking here!” “Fucking” in this sentence being used as a…pronoun…adverb? It’s been a long time since grammar school, so who the fuck knows?

It can even be used as the subject of a sentence in these same lines, as well as an insult. “Leave me the fuck alone, you fuck,” and “Get that fucker out of here.” You can even throw in some adjectives to make it complete. “Get that fucking mother fucker the fuck out of fucking here.”

Yes, “mother” is often a preposition to “fucker,” usually for insulting purposes, or as I mentioned earlier, to express frustration or anger.

Think terms like “huh?” are too short? Say “What the fuck?” instead. It has the same meaning. It can also similarly be used when a subject is involved. “What the fuck is up with the cat?” or “What the fuck are you doing?”

Use “Fuck, man” too show sympathy, disappointment, confusion, exasperation. A full sentence might sound like, “Fuck, man. I had a fucking lousy day; I’m fucking tired.”

If something is disturbing, you can utter “That’s fucked up.”

The very same phrase can be said to describe something that is battered, beaten, or messed up in anyway. You can even pre-warn someone of being fucked up by letting them know, “I’m going to fuck you up.”

And speaking of messy things, if you walk into a house that is really disorganized or straight-up trashed, you will likely be unable to refrain yourself from exclaiming, “Holy fuck, this place is fucked!” Which essentially is a shorter version of saying “This place is fucked up,” which could also mean it’s a strange, weird, distant, bizarre, creepy, scary,  or an uncomfortable place.

So be careful how you use this, as it can mean a whole slew of different things, but ultimately anything that is not in it’s normal state, or what society as a whole or just what you yourself perceive as normal, then it is safe to say it’s fucked up.

Then we have the term, “Get fucked.” This can be used as an insult, similar to “fuck off.” Though it can be taken as a more literal sense, meaning, “get sex,” which is a good thing, but not in the case of “Get fucked,” so it seems.

But you can say “I’m going to get fucked!” which in that case is a good thing, unless you remark this right before being forced into non-consensual intercourse. Thelatter would be a good thing to inform your parents of, the former, not so much.

You can use it to express your frustration at yourself, like when you do something stupid, you can sigh, “Fuck me!” Don’t get this confused with “Fuck me!” which invites someone to have sex with you, or the completely redundant exclamation of someone so caught up in pleasure during sex that they cry out “Fuck me!” as encouragement while already being fucked.

When you have enough of something, you could throw down what is annoying you and say, “Fuck it.”

This very same term can also be used before doing something against your better judgement. You can shrug off your conscience, fear, or what have you by saying “fuck it.”

And while on the subject of shrugging things off, the f word can be something you can give away. Say “I don’t give a fuck” when you don’t care about something. But that’s just the low level. If you really don’t care about something, that’s when you start handing them out. “I could give two fucks about your problems.” But be careful on how many you give out, because before long you’ll find yourself saying “I don’t have any fucks left to give.”

When someone does something that negatively affects you, you could say they “fucked you”, no not in the sexual sense…do your best to keep these phrases straight please! Another way to say it is that they “fucked you over”.

It can also be used as a simple noun, such as “You dumb fuck!” or even just “You fuck!”

And when all things fail, and all versions of passion become too much, you can just go wild and start throwing it in at any possible opening.

For instance, if you are very angry and can’t keep it in anymore, you could simply say, “FUCK THIS FUCKING STUPID GOD DAMN FUCKING MOTHER FUCKING FUCKER FUCKING PIECE OF FUCK. IT’S SO FUCKING FUCKED! I’VE FUCKING HAD ENOUGH OF THIS FUCKING FUCKING FUCK!

Heck, there are plenty of people who use the word so frequently, even without their emotions running high, that I find myself struggling to piece together what they are actually trying to say, because there are so many f-bombs being dropped, the rest of the word gets swallowed up in the blast.

Those are all the uses I can think of, for it’s truly mind-boggling to try and put them all to meaning.

Here’s the actual definition when googled. And it’s just as fucked as you would imagine.

erbverb: fuck; 3rd person present: fucks; past tense: fucked; past participle: fucked; gerund or present participle: fucking

  1. 1. have sex with (someone).
    • (of two people) have sex.
  2. 2. ruin or damage (something).
    • treat (someone) badly or unfairly.

nounnoun: fuck; plural noun: fucks

  1. an act or instance of having sex.
    • a sexual partner.

exclamationexclamation: fuck

  1. used alone or as a noun or verb in various phrases to express annoyance, contempt, or impatience.

Man, what a beefy multi-meaning word. And really it’s fucking stupid, and makes people sound really dumb when they say it.

Can you think of any other uses of the f-word that I missed? For surely there are dozens more. Perhaps different parts of the world use it for different meanings?

Video Game Sequels That Blew Away Their Predecessors

Every now and then, a sequel comes out that completely blows the game before it out of the water, regardless of how bad or good the former game was. I am just going to keep a running list of such games.

I will only be comparing them to the game that was released directly before the one that I rate significantly better.

Metroid II: Return of Samus

(Game Boy)

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The first Metroid on NES kinda sucks. This, especially for being on a weaker system, fixes a lot of problems with the first and expands upon the gameplay and environment.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

(Game Boy)

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The first Super Mario Land is a good game, but it’s very short and not that good. This game is much longer (though still short) with creative power-ups and levels.

Mario Kart: Double Dash (GameCube)

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Oh my goodness, this game is good. Mario Kart 64 is completely flattened by this one, thanks to fun, creative levels, special items for each character, tons of unlockables, a huge character roster and just as many carts to choose from. Not to mention two characters at once!

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (GameCube)

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So I’m cheating a bit on this one, as I’m using the GCN version. But anyway, SA2 is my favorite Sonic game of all time. It takes the formula of the first Sonic Adventure and makes it actually fun and not so sucky.

Super Smash Bros Melee (GameCube)

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This game was huge! 13 new characters, tons more stages, lots of other stuff to do in single player. The first game was basically a demo to test the waters. This was the real deal.

Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

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Damn…this game is good. Not only does it blow away SMB2, but almost every other game on the console. More power-ups, huge world, exponentially better and smoother gameplay. It’s baffling how good this game is.

Banjo-Tooie (N64)

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The first Banjo-Kazooie suffers from a lot of the problems that plagued the N64/PS era…namely the controls and camera and everything else that developers couldn’t figure out when 3D games first came around. Tooie solves most of those issues and thusly, is a pretty stand-up game.

Mario Kart 64 (N64)

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Despite being crushed by Double Dash, MK64 is far, far better than the original Mario Kart. Mainly because the 3D planes suits a racing game much more. The controls are much better too.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

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Ultimate lives up to it’s name. An enormous roster, even more stages, and both which are currently still growing, and an actual fun single player campaign, and some other single player stuff that doesn’t really require you to play it through with each and every character. This game has given me just about everything I wanted out of the series and more! Not only does it blow away the Wii U version, but every game in the series.

Dungeon Siege II (PC)

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The first game sucks, really really badly. This game does not. It’s quite good, and happens to be the best in the series.

Red Faction: Armageddon (PC)

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RF: Guerilla isn’t so great. Armageddon happens to be one of the best FPS’ out there.

StarCraft II (PC)

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The StarCraft II games blow away the first couple games. A decade in between them ought to do that.

Tomb Raider (2013) [PS4]

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This game, a reboot of the series, completely destroys not only it’s predecessor, but every game in the large series up to the point of it’s release.

WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness (PC)

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This brings some much needed improvements over the first game, and is ridiculously larger and more intense as well.

Final Fantasy VII (PS)

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When FF came to PlayStation, it was the greatest thing for the series. Better story-telling thanks to cutscenes and the capability of a much larger world and expanded and flashier gameplay make this series what it was always trying to be. VII successfully obliterates FFVI.

Rayman 2: The Great Escape (PS)

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The original Rayman is ridiculously hard and frustrating, and really not that good to begin with. The sequel switches from a 2D to 3D platformer and quite frankly is really, really good.

Mega Man 7 (SNES)

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The jump to a new console meant great things for this series. This was a much bigger game than not only six, but all the others as well, thanks to a lot more collectibles, abilities and story elements.

Super Metroid (SNES)

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This is far superior to the quite good Game Boy prequel. Like…damn.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past (SNES)

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After the delightful and experimental Zelda II, this game returns to it’s roots, but in a much bigger and better way.

Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (Wii)

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The first game was some little, albeit decent PSP game made primarily for online play. MOHH2 is more what you would expect from a MOH game, thusly, it’s far better than the prequel.

No More Heroes 2 (Wii)

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No More Heroes is a fantastic game, but they clearly had a much bigger budget on the sequel, so there is a lot of improvement in gameplay, visuals and story.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

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Just as Melee vastly improved over the original, the same was done for Brawl. This is a much bigger game with tons more content.

Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

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Super Mario 3D Land is a neat game that combines the 2D and 3D Mario formulas, and while it’s a great game, I found myself wishing they had just gone with one or the other. 3D World changed my mind. This game is a masterpiece, plain and simple.

Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)

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Kingdom Hearts II, one of the greatest games ever made in my opinion, is the direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories for the GBA, which is the worst game in the series (again, in my opinion). So yeah, KH2 completely devastates CoM in comparison, and is oodles better than KH1 too.

Thanks to Jacobsonbblog for suggesting this game!

Risen 2: Dark Waters (PC)

This game is pretty bad, but as Risen is quite possibly the worst game I’ve ever played, Risen 2 is steps and bounds above it.

Risen 3: Titan Lords (PC)

Risen is an atrocity, Risen 2, crap, Risen 3 is actually pretty good. I enjoyed playing it, rather than wanting to blow my brains out.

 

That’s all I can think of for now. I’ll add more as I think of them.

 

 

Die Hard Series Ranked

All of my life, I have heard people rave about the Die Hard movies, mainly the first one. Growing up in the 90’s and watching nothing but 80’s and 90’s action movies, I cannot figure out how I never saw any of them. Heck, I never even saw a movie with Bruce Willis in it until The Expendables came out, with the exception of Pulp Fiction, which I dislike, s the actor never really caught my interest.

But one thing I always thought was that the Die Hard’s aren’t as good as every made them out to be.

Well, I am glad to say I was mistaken. The series, and especially that first one, is definitely not overrated, and is up there next to series’ like Rambo as some of the greatest action movies of all time.

So I will rank all five movies from worst to best in my opinion.

#5

A Good Day To Die Hard

2013

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The fifth and final movie has John McClane team up with his son to kill some folks, and as an action movie, it’s okay. As a Die Hard movie, it’s pretty lousy. It’s as if the producers wanted to make some extra cash and tossed Bruce Willis into a half-assed movie and slapped Die Hard on top of it, knowing the name itself would make them millions.

It’s very short, it lacks the intense action and story of the others, and ultimately is a big let-down. I’d give it a 6/10.

#4

Die Hard With A Vengeance

1995

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The third movie changes up the Die Hard formula. It’s the first one that doesn’t take place during Christmas, and it’s missing the entire cast from the first two except John, who gets teamed up, also a first, with Samuel L. Jackson to solve a bunch of life-or-death riddles.

It’s a clever, action-filled movie, but lacks what the first two were. 8/10

#3

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

1990

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These next three movies are in a class of their own, beginning with Die Hard 2.

This movie is one of the best action movies out there. Battling terrorists in an airport is as intense and awesome as you could imagine. Truly a great movie. 11/10

#2

Die Hard

1988

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This movie is just barely better than it’s sequel. My jaw hit the floor when watching this. The characters are all intense and likeable, and the action is top notch. One of the greatest movies of all time. 11/10

#1

Live Free Or Die Hard

2007

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This is definitely my favorite of the series. The fourth entry takes all the action, intensity and…John McClanenyness that made the first two so epic and takes it up a notch, using more modern technology for bigger action than was possible in the 80’s and 90’s. They used this technology to simply improve the Die Hard formula, and it worked out very well. 11/10.

Overall, besides the fifth one, this series is remarkable and I will enjoy these movies until the day I die.

 

PS5 Has Big Problems, And Not Just Because Of The Price

Yes. the price of the PS5 is way too high, in my opinion anyway. But that’s not what I want to discuss today. It’s the actual size of the PS5 that has made me decided to pass on this console, unless they make a slim version, which since they never did for the PS4, I am not hopeful.

If you haven’t heard, the PS5 is just under 19 inches long and about a foot wide.

You effing kidding me?

Allow me to put it in perspective.

Here is a picture of a shelf in my entertainment stand.

My shelf is around 21-22 inches, long, just barely able to fit a PS5’s massive 19-inch girth. They are probably 15-16 inches deep to, so basically an entire shelf would have to be dedicated to one console.

This is unacceptable. All my shelves are full or close to it. It is not possible to relocate everything just to fit an unnecessarily giant console. I mean, look at that picture; I’ve got my PS2 sitting on top of my PS4, because I’ve got no room for it elsewhere, and the 4 is already way too big, and the PS5 is nearly twice the length!

Since the PS5 is apparently backwards compatible with 4 games, then I could get rid of my PS4, but it doesn’t appear that I can sit anything else on top of it, so forget that plan!

The Xbox Series X is around 6 inches wide and 11 inches long, and probably uses more or less the exact same hardware, so how did they manage something so much smaller?

Well at least PS5 games are coming out for 4, for a while anyway…here’s to hoping they slim that heifer down some time in the future. I’ll be waiting for a price cut anyhow, so hopefully that’s not the only thing that gets trimmed down.