Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Droppin' the bomb

The Veep with an f-bomb. Talking Points Memo posted this and it's already linked at Wonkette and elsewhere …



We can rip the audio and do some acoustic analysis if anybody cares, but I can't see this as ambiguous. Besides, I agree with Biden: This IS "a huge fuckin' deal".

Yeah, it's a barely language-related angle, but hey, it's an angle.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, maybe Biden's not so bad after all.

Anonymous said...

I predict this phrase will now get a big bump in popularity.

maevele said...

I can't imagine a better way to express what needed to be said right there.

ChicagoTribAnon said...

Article in Chicago Trib today. Some kids at U of C write graffiti in dead languages:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-live-0324-graffiti-book-20100324,0,3291709.story

Mr. Verb said...

Suuuuuuuuweet.

Anonymous said...

But Wait - I wonder if the infix construction (if that's the right thing to call it -- help me, Mr. Verb) really qualifies as a "bomb."

I could imagine calling it a "bomb" if he had said something along the lines of" "Look at those f-ing Republicans now." But this little intensifier, in that position?

Mr. Verb said...

Oh, was it an infix? I heard it as "huge f-in' deal'.

At any rate, infixation is not the prototypical f-bomb, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Anonymous (not me, the other one) is not sure about what infixes are. That would be 'outfuckinrageous' or 'unfuckinbelievable.' I agree that it didn't sound like that's what Biden said.

GAC said...

Not an infix. But it is more an intensifier, which recently has had its offensiveness debated IIRC. A true F-bomb might be more of a "fuck you" or some other obviously angry/ deliberately rude use.