The Most Useful Word in English

a video about a great English word May 29, 2018 language

I found this video on YouTube a while back. It describes the many uses of the word “fuck”, and is supposedly from an old Monty Python skit, although I couldn’t find any sources to corroborate that. (I didn’t look very hard.)

Thanks to Steve Leyland, who made the visualization. I post it here mainly for the benefit of my friends in China who are learning English. I’ve also taken the time to write the subtitles for their convenience.

The video’s done in the style of a mid-century public service announcement—eh, just watch for yourself. It’s two minutes long.

You can find the original video (without subtitles) on YouTube.

Randy Josleyn teacher-linguist-guitarist wannabe