With “F-bomb” now anointed to the sacred text of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, it is — by definition — a conventional word, acceptable in any setting. So what the fuck is wrong with this picture? Here’s what: “F-bomb” blows. It’s ugly, overstated and, most of all, dated. “Fuck” hasn’t been a “bomb” for years, except to the Federal Communications Commission.
Eminem and Rihanna performed their song Love the Way you Lie at the Grammys last night and, well, let’s just say someone at CBS is going to have #%&@ing difficult conversation with his boss today. The censors let slip an instance of an “F-bomb” during the performance.