I have friends who say “That effing movie was awesome!!!” thinking that they’re protecting someone from a “dirty” word. It’s insanity. One immediately thinks “he means fucking”. It’s baby talk.
The biggest sin committed when saying “effing” is destroying the value of the Electronic Frontier Foundation aka The EFF. Although saying, “EFF the TSA” does actually make sense, it doesn’t mean “Fuck the TSA”, it means “Visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation online and learn how rights are being destroyed by the TSA.”
Of course, they do other awesome things such as… BRANDING THEIR OWN VERSION OF THESE HERE SECURITY EDITION CARDS!!!! YES!!!
I’ve had a few branches of the most excellent ACLU brand some cards, as well. It’s really flattering.
Funny aside… a guy I used to know got really upset with me for adding “All Criminals Love Us” as the alt tag over my ACLU link. Some peeps don’t have a sense of humor. I happen to know that several big shots in the ACLU think “All Criminals Love Us” is hilarious. You know why? Because it is.
I fucking love the EFF.