Private: I’m going to have to read some Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, whose books I’ve yet to read but whose website never fails to charm me, reveals that his favorite word is “fuck.” It’s a fine, utilitarian word that can be transformed into an adjective and used for any occasion. In college I made a card for a boyfriend that said, “Happy Fucking Birthday.” College being college, this struck us as far more amusing and unique than it actually is, which is to say not at all.

Gaiman also comments on the tolerance of the British public for cursing: “A couple of months ago John Lydon described the viewing audience as “fucking cunts” and only 96 people blinked, according to the TV regulators complaints webpage.”