The F-Word More Prevalent Than Ever

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- The F-word is everywhere, which is something that you might not have needed us to tell you, but language scholar, Roy Peter Clark, is writing that it has become more acceptable.

It no longer carries the taboo it once had in public and on the big screen. According to, "The Wolf of Wall Street," Martin Scorsese's most recent film, uses the F-word a record 544 times.

According to the Code of Virginia, profane swearing in public is a misdemeanor and it is a word some people say they still hear way too often.

"You hear it everywhere. You hear it in the grocery store, people just throw it around, you hear it on the trolley, and if you have little children with you, or old people, or anyone, it's offensive," said Barbara Ferguson.

Nonetheless, Clark writes that the F-word is one of the most important words of the 21st century. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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