Do You Use The "F" Word In Real Life? A recent post by Evo warning about bad language in an article: I think an English teacher I had pinpointed the biggest problem with the "F" word: those who use it tend to extend it into a multipurpose word that fills all conversational needs. It becomes all pervasive. Some people I know can't get through a sentence without fitting it in three times. In the end they become inarticulate. For that reason I support banning it in certain situations, especially academic ones. That said, I use it a fair amount myself in real life. Having long ago mastered being able to avoid it where prohibited, I find it to be very effective sometimes. How about you?