f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Why the Word "Sucks," Rocks

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Why the Word "Sucks," Rocks

Slate defends the intransitive verb "suck" from detractors and those who say its vulgar.

It's actually quite an interesting little piece and explores our apparent discomfort with such straight-forward, unabashed verbs.

There's times for erudition, the author explains, on why something fails to please, and then there's times when economy of phrase rules the day: "Yankees suck."