I found the word, “f-bomb” in the Time magazine’s (March 20) article titled with “Why insults exist–and Why one man wants to end them” introducing philosophy professor, William B. Irvine’s latest book on gains and losses of insults - http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/03/20/qa-why-insults-exist-and-why-one-man-wants-to-end-them/#ixzz2OPuYu26f
It starts with a lovely joke and an agile ripost when a baldheaded guy was ridiculed by his friend, “Marc, your head feels as smooth as my wife’s ass,” and follows:
“To come up with a good insult requires a certain degree of intellect, and if those things start disappearing, then the nature of the insults are going to change. - -We live in an increasingly narcissistic society where people really are quick to unleash insults and are easily hurt by insults directed their way. The really disappointing ones are those that just drop the f-bomb. That’s one level up from a barking dog.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard the word, f-bomb. Does this mean ‘f-word’? Is it interchangeable with 'f-word,' or it has extra meanings tantamounting to the figurative impact of N-bomb?