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On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 21:28:59 +0000, Tim May
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> Mark J. Reed wrote at 2003-12-28 12:58:56 (-0500)
> > On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 09:26:45AM -0800, Costentin Cornomorus wrote:
> > > Whatever else a fuckative may be, it's an
> > > emphatic infix. As far as I can tell from the few
> > > uses I've heard, you can stick just about
> > > anything in there.
> >
> > Except you can't.  The word "fucking" is the only
> > universally-infixable fucative, in fact.
>
> I'm not so sure about that.  Certainly you can't just put in any
> swearword you like, but I think "bloody" and "goddamn" can go just
> about anywhere "fucking" can.
>


I missed the beginning of this thread, but the first and only time as a
teenager that I heard the straightlaced father of a friend of mine swear,
was when he said "baked-bloody-beans and mashed po-fucking-tatoes" (it was
the punchline of a joke, I think, but I can't remember the rest of it, if
it was). ISTR once having a conversation (maybe in Conlang) to the effect
that infixed expletives could only be inserted directly before stressed
syllables in Standard English.





Paul