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Motherfucker (also existing in contracted forms e.g. mofo, mudafucka, ma fucker, or shortened to just "mother") is a common insult and profanity in American English and in other varieties of the English language. The term, widely viewed as an obscenity, enjoys a widespread usage through varying connotations.[citation needed] Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... An insult is a statement or action which affronts or demeans someone. ... In cartoons, profanity is often depicted by substituting symbols for words, as a form of non-specific censorship. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Obscenity in Latin obscenus, meaning foul, repulsive, detestable, (possibly derived from ob caenum, literally from filth). The term is most often used in a legal context to describe expressions (words, images, actions) that offend the prevalent sexual morality of the time. ...


It can be used

  • As an explicit profanity: "Yippie Kai Yay mother fucker"
  • As a noun: "You one crazy motherfucker!"
  • As an insult: "Cheese it!, Fuckin' motherfucker!"
  • As an adjective of dislike: "I've had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!" (from the film Snakes on a Plane)
  • As a neutral pronoun: "Johnny, this party is one motherfucker."
  • As a synonym of 'very': "I am motherfucking happy right now!"
  • As a verb: In the Dr. Dre song featuring Eminem, "Forgot About Dre", the lyric runs as follows: "Who you think brought you the oldies/ Eazy Es, Ice Cubes, and D.O.C.s/ The Snoop D-O-double-Gs / and the group that said motherfuck the police?"


In the 1960s and 1970s, the initials M.F. became a common, less explicit substitute for the term.[citation needed] John McClane is a fictional character in the Die Hard series of films. ... Snakes on a Plane is a cult high concept,[1] horror-thriller feature film[2] starring Samuel L. Jackson. ... In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a pro-form that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase with or without a determiner, such as you and they in English. ...


It is also another way to say bitch, meaning a "difficult situation". For example: "This physics problem is a real motherfucker." Look up bitch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ...


On the other hand, common is the usage "(positive or negative adjective) as a motherfucker," but not "(adjective) as a bitch."[citation needed] This adjective can be positive or negative, e.g., "broke/rich as a motherfucker," but is usually adverse, "It's cold as a motherfucker out there."


Despite these use variations, the word's literal meaning is a pejorative: denoting that the subject engages in sexual intercourse with his or her mother. Because of this, it is most commonly used as a personal insult. Its literal meaning has diminished, however, and the word is commonly used as a general insult to describe a person with poor character rather than a true accusation of incest. It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ... Mom and Mommy redirect here. ... Incest is defined as sexual relations between closely related persons (often within the immediate family) such that it is either illegal or socially taboo. ...


Many consider "Motherfucker" to be one of the most offensive profanities in the English language. A study published in 2000 found that British people consider it second only to "cunt" in severity.[1] Cunt is an English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to vulva or vagina and, more generally, the pubis, from the mons veneris to the perineum. ...


Origins

The term and its derivatives are originally North American slang, whence it spread to other varieties of English. The earliest record of the noun "motherfucker" dates back to 1918[citation needed]. All senses and forms are first recorded in the 20th century. For example, "Jim Stevens, you motherfucker!" (Oxford English Dictionary; online version). For other uses, see Slang (disambiguation). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


The literal meaning of this word is "one who engages in sexual intercourse with his mother", accusing him committing an act of incest. It could also mean "one who engages in sexual intercourse with someone else's mother, a friend's mother, or a girlfriend's mother". It can be used as a taunt or crude insult, as in sleeping with another person's mother. It can also be used to call someone a mama's boy. Since the meaning is so offensive, this word is mostly used during crude arguments. Incest is defined as sexual relations between closely related persons (often within the immediate family) such that it is either illegal or socially taboo. ... Mothers boy, also called mamas boy or mummys boy, is a term for a man who is excessively attached to his mother at an age when men are expected to be independent (e. ...


In From the Ruins of the Reich, Douglas Botting (1985, Meridien, p146) claims the term originated among black GIs in occupied Germany, referring to someone sleeping with a German war widow; i.e., getting sex he didn't deserve so she could feed her children.


Similarly, the term is also used by the children of broken families to identify the relationship that certain men have to their family. In this sense, the term is pejorative and implies that the man has no deserved authority or respect. "Leave me alone, motherfucker, you ain't nothin' to me!"


The term was used in the 1960s in reference to a talented musician, e.g. "that guy is a real motherfucker, man".[citation needed] Frank Zappa's band, The Mothers of Invention, were originally called The Mothers (shortened term for motherfucker), but their record label refused to publish them under that name, and so it was changed.[citation needed] The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... The Mothers of Invention were a rock and roll band active from the 1960s to the 1990s. ...


The term can also be shortened to MoFo. This variation stems from the urban hip hop culture. This is seen as a less offensive use of the term and is used on American broadcast television where the unexpurgated version is not allowed.[citation needed]


Use in popular culture

The term is frequently used in pop culture, appearing over 200 times each in the films Menace II Society, GoodFellas, and Pulp Fiction.[citation needed] Menace II Society is a 1993 American film and the directorial debut of twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is an Academy Award winning 1990 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ...


The term has been used in the Portuguese show O Homem que Mordeu o Cão, where it's applied to a character (one of the first roles played by the famous comedian Ricardo Araújo Pereira) named Bad Boy MC Crazy Motherfucker, a black man who is beaten up by the people in his neighborhood for being a sissy. That character's original name is Cláudio Miguel, but he says that the people kicked him when he introduced himself, so he changed it to Bad Boy MC Crazy Motherfucker ("Bad Boy so that people don't mess with me; MC, the letters popped into my head; and Crazy Motherfucker because it sounds nice.") Ricardo de Araújo Pereira (pron. ...


The word appears in George Carlin's Seven Words You Can't Say On Television. In one HBO special, he comments that at one point, someone asked him to remove it, since, as a derivative of the word "fuck," it constituted a duplication.[2] He has since added it back, claiming that the bit's rhythm doesn't work without it.[2] George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... The seven dirty words are seven English words comedian George Carlin listed in his monologue Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television, released in 1972 on his album Class Clown. ...


Other uses

There is a cocktail named "Adios Motherfucker". For other uses, see Cocktail (disambiguation). ... Adios Motherfucker (AMF) is a cocktail, composed of: Equal parts of: Vodka Fuck Sperm Rum Tequila Gin Triple Sec And fill-up with: Sour mix 7-up For color, add a dash of: Blue Curaçao External links cooker. ...


See also

Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers (often referred to as simply the Motherfuckers, or UAW/MF) was an anarchist affinity group based in New York City. ... MC5 (short for Motor City Five) was a hard rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1964 and active until 1972. ... Theme from Shaft, written and recorded by Isaac Hayes in 1971, is the soul- and funk-style theme song to the film Shaft. ... For the American arctic explorer, see Isaac Israel Hayes Isaac Lee Hayes (born August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee) is an American soul and funk singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, and actor best known as the voice of Chef on the Emmy-winning animated sitcom South Park. ... Oedipus the King (also known as Oedipus Rex and Oedipus Tyrannos) is a Greek tragedy, written by Sophocles around 427 BC. The play was the second of Sophocles three Theban plays to be produced, but its events occur before those of Oedipus at Colonus or Antigone. ...

References

  1. ^ Hargrave, Andrea Millwood (2000). Delete Expletives? London: Advertising Standards Authority, British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting Standards Commission, Independent Television Commission.
  2. ^ a b Carlin, George. On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix [DVD]. HBO Home Video.
George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... The seven dirty words are seven English words comedian George Carlin listed in his monologue Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television, released in 1972 on his album Class Clown. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the urine of animals generally. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cunt is an English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to vulva or vagina and, more generally, the pubis, from the mons veneris to the perineum. ... Oral sex consists of all sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, which may include use of the tongue, teeth, and throat, to stimulate genitalia. ... Look up tit in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Motherfucker (also contracted forms muthafucka, mu-fucker, mo-fugger, mofucka, mother, mofo, mufuka, maafaka, mahfah, muh fucka, muzzer fuzzer and countless others) is a common insult and profanity in the English language.
"Motherfucker" is one of the seven dirty words that, according to comedian George Carlin, can't be said on television.
The late stand-up comedian Richard Pryor frequently used "motherfucker" as a term of endearment both on and off stage, and still used it in the positive sense to address his fans on his official website [1].
motherfucker: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1044 words)
Motherfucker (also contracted forms mothafucka, muthafucka, mo-fucker, mofucka, mother, mofo, mafk, maafaka, muh fucka and countless others) is a common insult and profanity in the English language.
It has come to mean a formidable or inexorable force, as in the threat: "Payback is a bitch, but revenge is a motherfucker." It is also an expletive expression of disgust or contempt: "Now, isn't that a motherfucker!" "Motherfucker" also has come to be used in some circles as a general pronoun.
The growing use of "motherfucker" in popular culture may mean the term through time has become less offensive to some, but some see its increasing ubiquity as a sign of the general coarsening of society.
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