Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Thanks. Maybe I've been laboring under a false impression since 10th grade English as to what a gerund is? I certainly understand it can be used as a noun, perjoratively or otherwise, and that it may be used figuratively when directed toward a person. But does not using it as a gerund presuppose it normally would be used as a verb? If you call me an idiot, I don't think you're using "idiot" as a gerund. If you complain about the "pendantic babbling of that idiot lawyerdad", then "babbling" would be a gerund, no?
I... think he's using it as a verb, as in "stop cunting around". But I'm not really clear on how that works. Then again, I call my ex girlfriend a cunty cunt fairly often, as in "stop being such a cunty cunt". Fuck is, of course, reliable, and I do enjoy variations on common expletives such as "oh my fuck" and "god fuck you". When I am actually angry, unhappy, or frustrated, however, I rarely swear at all.