Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Profanity

Matt Gemmell:

Yes, there are a hundred words you might use instead, and plenty of people who would sanctimoniously thank you for doing so. But are you still truly making your point? Is your voice authentic? What of art, and aptness?

Sometimes, the word you’re really looking for is fuck.

Profanity — especially fuck — loses its magic when it’s overused. A Precision F-Strike, though, can be so much more effective than a sanitized version of the same sentence.