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Ryan ShumakeSociology 10/3/12The Many Uses of the "F" WordThe meaning of words can change drastically over time. What one word meant one hundred years to even ten years ago can mean something totally different in this present day. The word that is being focused on in this paper is "fuck" or the "F" word. The original Meaning of this word was fornication under the consent of the king. I Still believe this word is terrible and do not use it. However, many people think differently. I have acquired many examples of people using the "F" word in all sorts of situations. For the first two weeks they did not know I was observing their use of the word and then the following two weeks I informed them that I was observing them and doing research on when and why the "F" word is used.First, one of my co-workers named Collin who is around my age uses the "F" word quite frequently and he uses it in many different ways. For example he was talking about a girl and

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