October 1, 2013

F-Bomb.

WARNING: Cursing.

In real life, I swear like a sailor. Maybe it's because I'm Canadian... although plenty of Canadians never use four-letter-words. I'm one of the ones who does; yes, there are days when every single sentence that comes out of my mouth is punctuated by an expletive. I even make my kids blush sometimes.

But on the Internet, I rarely use colourful language. I think it's something to do with my professional background producing animation for kids. Also, I can't deny a lingering fear that no brands will want to work with my blog if I let loose...even though I don't really shill for The Man out here. Nonetheless, the fear persists.

So I pepper little asterisks into the occasional hot-words hoping to cool them off: but whenever I read through my archives I think it f*cking looks like dishonest sh*t.

Filter is on! Mostly. Self censorship sucks.


There's some stories that just can't be told without dropping an F-Bomb, dammit.

Like many, many bloggers before me I've arrived at a fork in the road: do I continue to substitute the eff word with "freaking", "FUQ", and "fark-a-doodle"? Or do I push the boundaries and use my true, honest and uncensored voice?

Today, now, here on my blog, I will drop the F-Bomb. And I will do it with reckless abandon and, hopefully, inimitable style.



If you don't like it...then simply fuck off.


32 comments:

  1. Awesome fucking post!... I'm glad you dropped it!

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    1. A bit of a mess to clean up, but WE WILL SURVIVE.

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    1. Yes. This is a universal experience, no matter how one chooses to express it. Fuck.

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  3. Ya know, some days? It's just fucking necessary.
    xo

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  4. Oh, I SO feel you! I've stayed away from cursing on my blog because it's not the "popular" thing to do. But I have a potty mouth and it feels so wrong to write in a voice that's not my own. As a self proclaimed F*bomb mom, sometimes you just need to tell it like it is, fucks and all!

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    1. That...is exactly what I am talkin' about! THANK-YOU.

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  5. @1caseycolette thinks: I love this! Seriously awesome! I cuss all the time! Who cares? LOL! :-)

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    1. For me, it depends on how the cuss is delivered. It should never feel gratuitous. It's always best used in humour, and can be very powerful when used sparingly.

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  6. I agree with you in that some stories just need the right adjectives to be told right - and when I say "adjectives", I really mean fuck.

    When I first started my blog, my father said to me that he wasn't going to read it anymore because he couldn't get past my "freakin this" or "freaken that" and then I found myself losing my voice because I realized I was writing to please my dad.

    All that to say . . . ya gotta do what's good for you. Always.

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    1. That's it. You can't please all the people all the time anyway.

      Sometimes I get it into my head that I'm writing for a specific person or people; but it always falls away and I realize it's just me.

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  7. That was fucking awesome! Verbal warfare!

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  8. Love you. Canadians rock ... except for those at the border control - but think they are probably Americans. Nuff said ... fuck 'em.

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    1. Oh god yeah! That story you told me about being Trapped in Tronno!

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  9. Shared your video so much bc I truly loved it. Hope that's OK! http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com/2013/10/justin-timberlake-holy-grail-without.html#.UkxewIbOnTo

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  10. A well placed "fuck" can be a powerful thing when expressing yourself. I mean, look at yours, it went nuclear!

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  11. Honestly, I didn't think I could possibly love you more. But, you did it. You went ahead and flew bombs out of your mouth. You had me at "Fuck". You complete my Abbie Nourmel existence. Thank you for cursing and bringing us all back to a place that is ok to be ourselves.
    FUCK the haters. :)

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  12. I never curse online or in real life. I don't hold cursing against anyone though. (My wife curses a lot - she grew up around hockey players.)

    Of course, I did curse once. While my friend was driving and I decided to shock him. So I blurted out the worst curse word I could think of. (Hint: It rhymes with "hunt.") Needless to say, he was so shocked that he almost drove off the road! Sometimes a well placed curse can be TOO powerful!

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    1. True. The more rare the curse, the more powerful it can be. With great power comes great responsibility.

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  13. I learned lots about swearing when I joined the army :) and even though I've been out quite some time now, I still find the f-bomb quite therapeutic; nothing else quite does the trick. Loved your skit! :)

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    1. Ya. "FFFFFFFF-iddlesticks!!!" just doesn't cut it.

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  14. JC -- HILARIOUS! Just LOVE this animation! Such a perfect demonstration of dropping the D bomb. And oh my god -- THOSE BUNNY SLIPPERS!!! They slay me!

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  15. your hilarious. I was a sailor, so I often am typing out cuss words and then deleting because I am afraid I will offend someone. bravo, young lady.

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Cuz You Rocketh.