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Old 12-20-03, 05:08 PM
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First film to use the 'F' word?

Just curious to find out which was the 'first' mainstream film to make use of the 'F' word?
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I don't know if another film did it earlier, but people usually refer to 1967's Ulysses as the "first."

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Melvin Van Peebles' 1968 The Story of a Three Day Pass is the earliest one I've seen, but I've seen the same attributions that das has.

Give it up for Ulysses: breaking ground in films like it did in Literature
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how did it ever become a bad word? someone had to use it first and im sure everyone looked at him and said "what the hell did you just say?"
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They said a lot of it in Pulp Fiction.
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Originally posted by atari2600
how did it ever become a bad word? someone had to use it first and im sure everyone looked at him and said "what the hell did you just say?"
Many of our current profanities, including 'F', 'S', and 'A', were once legitimate words in the Saxon language. After the Anglos conquered them and enforced their language upon the Saxons, the Saxon equivalents of certain words were considered crude until today they are full-fledged profanities.

As an aside, "dork" was the Saxon word for "penis" but it failed to evolve into a profanity like its lingual siblings.
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Originally posted by Aphex Twin
They said a lot of it in Pulp Fiction.
it's more like they 'abuse' it rather than 'use' it
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271 times isn't abuse!
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M.A.S.H. is often said to be the first major US studio production to use the F bomb
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I also heard it was M.A.S.H .
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Another vote for M*A*S*H. I recently saw a documentary about the film where they stated how much flack they took and how they wanted the word dubbed but they argued that it would be the first usage of the word in mainstream film and it fit so well with the characters of the flicks rebelious nature.

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