The Horror of Syntax

September 23, 2014 8:41 PM

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The Horror of Syntax

There comes a point in listening to a young man's conversation on the subway where you wonder just how many times, grammatically and with proper syntax, can he say "f*ckin" and for it to all fit into his thesis properly. As a verb, as an interjection, as an adjective. All relevant. It is actually an amazing number. About seven. One sentence. F*ck, seven times. Accurate.

"The f*ckin scariest movie I... f*ckin... I f*ckin ever seen in my f*ckin life," he began, "which I've ever yet to f*ckin finish, because that shit is f*ckin' scary, is The f*ckin Exorcist." This is a direct quote. Verbatim. I was impressed.

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