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English names.

37. John(존): 서구에서 아마 가장 많은 이름이 John 일 겁니다. 원래 히브리어로 “하나님은 고귀하다(the Lord is gracious)”를 의미합니다. 성경에서 유명한 John(요한)은 세례 요한이지요. 서구의 여러나라에 변형된 형태로 퍼져있습니다.  네델란드에서는 Jan(쟌); 러시아에서는 Ivan(이반), 여성으로는 Ivonne(이본); 스페인에서는 Juan (후안), Juana(후안나); 켈트어에서는 Ian(아이안), Shawn(숀), Sean(숀)등이 있습니다. 물론 여성형으로 Jane(제인)이 있고 그밖에도 Janet, Jean, Jennie, Jenny 등이 있습니다. Jack으로도 애칭을 부르기도 하지요. Johnny(쟈니)는 비교적 나중에 나온 애칭입니다. 또 영어에서 너무 흔한 이름이기때문에 누구인지 모르는 어떤 사람을 말할때 John Doe 또는 John Hancock 이라고 합니다. 이 이름에서 Johnson이라는 성이 나오기도 했는데 의미는 “John의 아들(son of John)”입니다.

38. Joseph(조셉): Jacob 의 아들인 Joseph(요셉)은 히브리어로 “하나님은 더해주신다(He adds)”입니다. 하지만 Joseph 의 인생은 형제에 의해 노예로 팔리기도 하지요. 또한 예수님의 아버지 이름도 Joseph 입니다. 줄여서 Joe (조) 또는 Joey(조이)라고 하고 여성형으로는 Josephine(조세핀)이 있습니다. 여러분의 Napoleon의 아내였던 Josephine 을 알지요?

lingustics of the word, Fuck.

The Fucking Disclaimer

If you are offended by the use of bad language fuck off now! Don’t read all of this page and then say it annoys you.

Uses of the word Fuck

FUCK is an international word. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say “Fuck Off”.

It’s the atmosphere it creates, that’s why you will never read something like:

“Fuck off”, he hinted.

Grammatical Usage

In language, “fuck” falls into many grammatical categories, making it one of the most versatile words in the English language.

It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John fucked Jane) and intransitive (John and Jane fucked). It can be an active verb (John fucked Jane) or a passive verb (Jane was fucked by John). Or an adverb (Jane is a fucking bastard) and a noun (Jane is a terrific fuck). It can be used as an adjective (Jane is fucking beautiful).

Further Structures

As you can see there are few words with the versatility of “fuck”. Besides its sexual connotations, this incredible word can be used to describe many situations.

Greetings “How the fuck are you?”
Fraud “I was fucked by the McDonalds Drive Through.”
Dismay “Oh, fuck it.”
Trouble “Well, I guess I’m fucked again.”
Aggression “Fuck you!!!”
Disgust “Fuck me!!!”
Confusion, Curiosity or Disbelief “What the fuck….?”
Diffuclty “I don’t understand this fucking thing.”
Despair “Fucked again.”
Good Job “Congratufuckinglations.”
Desperation “Fuckityfuckfuckfuck.”
Incompetence “He fucks up everything.”
Disappointment “This fucking fucker is fucked.”
Intelligence “He’s a fucking genius.”
Dismissal “Why don’t you go outside and play hide-and-go-fuck-yourself?”
Displeasure “What the fuck is going on?”
Lost “Where the fuck are we?”
Disbelief “Unbefuckinglievable!!!”
Retaliation “Up your fucking ass!!!”
Laziness “He’s just a fuck-off.”
Pain “Fuck ! that hurt.”
Pleasure “Oooooooh Fuuuuuuck”
Love “Do ya Fuck on first dates?”
Starting a relationship “Let’s fuck now!”
Surprise “Fucking hell what was that?”
Admiration “Nice fucking tits!”
Stupid person “Dumbfuck!”
Hate “You Fuck!”
Condemnation “Fuck that shit!”
Disappointment “That’s not fucking fair.”
A poker hand “A Royal Fuck.”
Ignorant person “Fuckstick.”
Denial “I didn’t fucking do it.”
Perplexity “I know fuck all about it.”
Apathy “Who gives a fuck.”
Confusion “What the fuck just happened?”
Resignation “Oh fuck it.”
Suspicion “Who the fuck are you?”
Panic “Let’s get the fuck out of here!”
Directions “Fuck off.”
Sex “Let’s fuck.”
Maternal “Motherfucker.”
Incestuous “Motherfucker.”
Ambiguity “I’m not so fucking sure.”
Agreement “Absofuckinglutely.”
Questioning Authority “Who the fuck do you think you are?”
Hypocrisy “Don’t you dare fucking swear at me you fucking fucker.”
Praising the Lord “Jesus Fucking Christ.”
I have a headache “Go fuck yourself.”
Refusal “Oh you can fuck right off.”
Pissed off “Fuck the fucking fuckers!”
Be quiet “Shut the fuck up.”
You’re right “Fucking oath.” (Australianism)
Ostentation “He’s just bought a big, fuck-off Mercedes.”
Sensuousness “She was wearing a pair of red leather, fuck-me boots.”
Confidence “Fuckin’ A.”
Impressed “That was fucking amazing.”
Oral sex after 30 years of marriage “Fuck you!” (while passing each other in the hall)
Apathy “I don’t give a fuck.”
Bewilderment or Ignorance “Fucked if I know.”
Enraged “I’m gonna fuck you up!”
Annoyance “Fuck off, fucker.”
Annoyance “For fuck’s sake.”
Pissed off “Fuck you, you fucking fuck.”
Tardiness “It’s ten-fucking-thirty already?”
Broken down motorcycle “Sir, the fucking fucker has fucked up on me.
Professional appraisal of mechanical failure “It’s fucked.”
Minors “Fucklings.”
Morons “Fucktards.”
Thanks “Fuck you very much.”
Conclusion

The mind boggles at the many creative uses of the word. If by any chance you think I’ve missed any, please fucking let me know.

How can anyone be offended when you say “FUCK”?

Use it frequently in your daily speech, you will be proud and it will add to your fucking prestige and stature.

Why not say “FUCK YOU !” to someone today.

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This video is obviously a departure from our technical and financial focus. It came from a relationship that we’ve established with Public Safety Canada. This video is a follow-up to the video we made with them in 2008 called “Preparing an Emergency Kit.”  They recently came to us about making this video and we were happy to work with them again.  This relationship is what we call the “hybrid model”, where we work together on the video, and we can offer a Common Craft version for licensing.

Along with use in classrooms, we hope that this video will be useful for government organizations that need better ways to educate their constituents. The video is only available from this site or via licensing.

Behind the Scenes: 

This video, like the Emergency Kit video, represents a challenge when it comes to videos like ours.  The problem isn’t necessarily overcoming complexity.  Emergency kits and plans are pretty simple – and effective.  The challenge is making an entertaining video that has the potential to make a positive impact.  Let’s face it, preparing an emergency plan isn’t fun or exciting and people put it off.  The hope, by making a video that’s unique, is that it will make an impression and prompt action. Another challenge is working through the laundry list problem.  Organizations like the Red Cross and Public Safety Canada have done a great job of making the preparation easy by creating guidelines. When it comes to making a video though, repeating the guidelines is a recipe for a boring video.  So, our challenge was to make the guidelines feel more like a story – something that has a greater chance of making an impression.  

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