One of our favorite words June 6, 2002 2:47 PM   Subscribe

One of our favorite words.

Some people use it on Metafilter and get called on the carpet for it in MetaTalk. Others write songs about it, create newsgroups about it, or even (Miguel, I sense your hand in this) name cocktails after it. These guys get it. These guys, I'm not so sure.
posted by mr_crash_davis to MetaFilter-Related at 2:47 PM (13 comments total)

oh, dear, I fear you have a point!
posted by dash_slot- at 5:11 PM on June 6, 2002

I like the term "fuckwitticism". That's priceless.
posted by ashbury at 6:17 PM on June 6, 2002

I'm pretty sure the meaning is more closely related to "dimwit" than "witticism." Funny though.
posted by bonheur at 9:23 PM on June 6, 2002

That drink's way hardcore too. You'd have to be said fuckwit to drink it.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:34 PM on June 6, 2002

You'd have to be said fuckwit to drink it.

Or you will be after you drink it....
posted by jonmc at 10:56 PM on June 6, 2002

Unlike the cocktail, this is one hellishly well assembled little MeTa post, mr_crash_davis. I hope it doesn't set a standard or something or there goes the old linkless neighbourhood of yore. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:26 PM on June 6, 2002

"6) But I *know* I'm not a fuckwit! I've had people write to me and tell me they agreed with my point!

That's no guarantee, I'm afraid. Sadly, these days there are all too many fuckwits on the internet, and so it isn't surprising that they'll back each other up from time to time."

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:30 PM on June 6, 2002

Click thru the Viz link, or here for the excellent Viz Profanisaurous. Reet proppa swearin' like.
posted by i_cola at 3:56 AM on June 7, 2002

Isn't fuckwit just a common saying?

It's been around a long time.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:24 AM on June 7, 2002

I like the term "fuckwitticism". That's priceless

Me, too. But I'd prefer "fuckwittitude" to the site's "fuckwittishness."

I know, I'm way late to this party. That doesn't make me … um … anything bad, does it?
posted by diddlegnome at 11:59 PM on June 7, 2002

fuckwit noun Chiefly Australian & British a stupid person. Hence fuckwitted, adjective stupid; fuckwittage, noun stupidity.

1968 A. Buzo, in Plays 89: Well, ta-ta for now, fuckwit. 1970 S. Jarrat Permissive Australia 142: Of course they do, you fuckwit. 1971 in J. Hibberd Stretch of Imagination 40: You two-timing, fuck-witted mongrel of a slut! 1973 in Australian National Dictionary: It sounded like a load of fuck-wit shit to me. 1986 M. Johnsor Lear 7: It is not your turn, fuckwits! 1995 Will Self, in Esquire (Feb.) 108: Dear Fuckwit. 1997 N.Y. Press (Aug. 27) 30: Fuckwit on a wet-bike. 1998 Helen Fielding Bridget Jones's Diary 18: Sharon started on a long illustrative list of emotional fuckwittage in progress in our friends: one whose boyfriend of thirteen years refuses to even discuss living together [etc.]. Ibid 66: I am not interested in fuckwittage.
posted by mlang at 4:27 AM on June 8, 2002

Scheidlower, Jesse (editor). The F-word 2nd Edition. New York: Random House, 1999.
posted by mlang at 4:38 AM on June 8, 2002

someone once said "profanity is the crutch of inarticulate fuckwits."
posted by quonsar at 7:18 AM on June 10, 2002

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