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Not sure if I can use the F words here, therefore I will refer to it as f*** or f***in

I know that we can use F word in the middle of the sentence

like

You may f***in not do that

or

She is f***in hot.

I am not sure where I heard this but I recall someone was using it in the middle of the word such as

abso-f***in-lutely = absolutely

or

ex-f***in-cuse me = excuse me

I know it is not alright to use this kind of language in home or work or any other place, yet many people use it. So is this right way to use the F word in the middle of the word or it is wrong

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  • A recent Lexiconvalley episode talked about it at length (like 5 episodes ago, they have transcripts). I can't infere a definite rule and I don't think you really need one – vectory Oct 10 at 4:31
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because there are no rules about this -- we can't help you with it. – aparente001 Oct 10 at 4:49
  • It’s more appropriate to say f***in’. – Jim Oct 10 at 5:01
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    Assuming you are going to use the F word at all, the important thing when using it in the middle of another word is to ensure the end result has a good rhythm. A word with more than two syllables can be broken in several places, some of which will not work well. It's a matter of style. – nnnnnn Oct 10 at 5:39
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    See infix under A rare language form cnn.com/2014/01/09/opinion/clark-f-word-everywhere/index.html – KannE Oct 10 at 5:40
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I would say that this is the right way to use it in the middle of a word; however, I don't encourage its use in public. The best way to use it is somewhere in a sentence, because it makes more sense.

  • We British recognise 'abso-bloody-lutely'. and similar constructions. – Michael Harvey Oct 10 at 15:04

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