I sit back and think sometimes (yes, I can do that too once in a while), what does it really take to make a conversation persuasive and effective. You have to be confident in the subject and base your conversation on facts. Example – nerds/geeks territory. What about the rest?
Introducing the F bomb.
While it is universally considered uncouth to drop the F bomb every now and then in a conversation but then, think about it – consider any sentence in simple language. Now insert the F word and read the same sentence. It suddenly sounds like a very persuasive statement instead of being a plain sentence. Go on try it.
Example – a) I had a bad day b) I had a Effing bad day. See what I’m talking about?
The F Word is incredibly versatile – it can be used as an adjective, conjugative (add more grammar types)
In fact, during renowned guru OSHO’s talk “The Great Pilgrimage: From Here to Here #23”, he highlights the same.
excerpt below :
Osho speaks over the versatile use of the English word “Fuck”. It is one of the most interesting words in English language today.
Osho says that there are not many words with the versatility of fuck. Besides the sexual meaning, there are also the following uses:
Ignorance: Fucked if I know.
Trouble: I guess I am fucked now!
Fraud: I got fucked at the used car lot.
Aggression: Fuck you!
Displeasure: What the fuck is going on here?
Difficulty: I can’t understand this fucking job.
Incompetence: He is a fuck-off.
Suspicion: What the fuck are you doing?
Enjoyment: I had a fucking good time.
Request: Get the fuck out of here.
Hostility: I’m going to knock your fucking head off.
Greeting: How the fuck are you? Apathy: Who gives a fuck?
Innovation: Get a bigger fucking hammer.
Surprise: Fuck! You scared the shit out of me!
Anxiety: Today is really fucked.
It so happens that our brain sort of bridges an emotional connect to what is being said on listening to the F word
thereby getting your attention. You no longer seek facts to back up a statement. You are already convinced leaving no chance to reasoning. Imagine you go to a store to buy a washing machine and the salesguy tells you that the machine he really wants to sell (higher incentive) is Effing good and effs the competition in the back, you will immediately buy it.
Having said that, it is still taboo in formal conversations and thankfully you won’t hear that when you go to buy a.washing machine. Some board room conversations are said to have a liberal sprinkle of F bombs.
What do you think?