Courtesy Jim Dunnigan and StrategyPage:

We all know that it isn’t polite to use the F-word. However, there have been ten times in history where the “F” word has been acceptable for use:

10. “What the f___ was that?” – Mayor Of Hiroshima, 1945
9. “Look at all them f___ing Indians!” – Custer, 1877
8. “Any f___ing idiot could understand that.” – Einstein, 1938
7. “It does so f___ing look like her!” – Picasso, 1926
6. “How the f___ did you work that out?” – Pythagoras, 126 BC
5. “You want WHAT on the f___ing ceiling?” – Michelangelo, 1566
4. “Where the f___ are we?” – Amelia Earhart, 1937
3. “Scattered f___ing showers….My ass!” – Noah, 4314 BC
2. “Aw c’mon. Who the f___’s going to find out?”- Bill Clinton, 1999

And Number 1 . . . drum roll please . . . .

1. “Geez, I didn’t think they’d get this f___ing mad.” -Saddam Hussein, 2003

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  1. The Admiral says:

    Actually there are 11 versus 10:
    The missing one is the question –
    Since Michael Moore does not appear to use his brain, what function does it serve?
    Answer: It keeps the atmospheric pressure from crushing his FUCKING skull!