Yes, yes, I know… And I will be the first to admit it, say it, promote it, support it, and love it into full-fruition…. I AM, indeed… A “FREAK”!!! 😎
This is the first installment (revisited) of “Fun With English“.Now, technically this is not the first Fun With English post that I have ever done. However this IS the first installment of Fun With English on the new GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! (as opposed to the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! that started on WordPress.Com) .But, in addition to top of that… I love new beginnings. And I can’t think of a better way to begin (again) than with a video-lesson about one of my favorite words – taught by the coolest English teacher on YouTube (until, I get more videos up… then we’ll be tied.) 😉 But, I am a big fan of Ronnie because, just like here at GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!… she tells it like it is.
Enjoy The Video, You Crazy Freak!!!
Just A Few Things…
At 4:12 – She says that the word, “Fucking” is “…very, very, very naughty”. Well, as you probably know by now, I am a big fan of people being able to make their own decisions about what is considered, “good”, “bad”, “naughty”, “nice” – or any other adjective which are actually subjective terms(meaning that they are, in fact, OPINIONS, and thus, are only true to the person who is saying them, but not necessarily any other individual.) That being said, it is “generally considered” by “normal” society (yuck!) that this is one of the “bad words“… You can, however, make your own decision about that, and any other thing that someone tries to force upon you.
However! I should warn you that using this word around children, the elderly, or in any sort of “formal” situation will probably result in people thinking that you are very crude and lack manners… If that’s what you would like to achieve, well then this is a very “GOOD” word. But if you want people to think that you are sophisticated and intelligent, then it may not be a very good idea to use it… In fact, using the word, “freak” in any sort of “formal” situation isn’t necessarily a “good” idea either (if you wish to adhere to the standards of “normal” society.)
Another Common Form of “Freaking” – It has become very common these days, when using words with the “-ing” ending, to drop the final “g” and replace it with an apostrophe – such as in the word…
This convention is a result of people spelling a word as it is pronounced. And since this is a slangterm, this is perfectly fine, because – when it comes to slang…
THERE ARE NO RULES!!!
In fact, this form (freakin’) has become one of my favorite words and I use it every day… so much so, that I don’t even know how often I use it. The only reasons for this are:
#1 – I’m A Freak!
#2 – I have chosen to use this word instead of the “…very, very, very naughty” word from the video…
It should be noted, that the term“Freaking” (or Freakin’) is also a slang term for having sex. Though this is mostly from the late 90s and early 2000s, and was predominantly used in the Hip-Hop and R&B culture. But it could happen that a person might still use this word in this way.
So if you hear a really bad song about…
“Freakin’ (some girl)“
“Gettin’ my Freak On”
…then they are probably referring to having SEX!!! (and that’s Bad )
(of course, I was being completely sarcastic with that last statement)