F**k Documentary Discussion Questions 1. I believe that culture influences language and language as well influences culture. Culture influences language because it influences how acceptable language can be. For example, in the 50’s if someone ever used a curse word they would be looked as low class but in the 70’s and 80’s when the hippie and drug movements were big, curse words were more accepted. The culture allowed for more expressive types of language. The more lenient and accepting a culture is the more lenient and expressive the language becomes. Language can influence culture because a word can take on different cultural meanings. For example, as the term “gay” started taking on negative connotations our society was less and less accepting of homosexuals. I think that there is more of a middle group between whether culture or language influences one another more. 3. F**k is a versatile word. It can be a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb. It is a universal word but the meanings can be different for every individual. People feel better when they say the
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course COM 436 taught by Professor Semlak during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.