Aphorismus ( a-phor-is’-mus): Calling into question the proper use of a word.
A: Hey, dickweed, you’re in New Jersey now. Maybe in California you call your Ma “Mother,” but here in Jersey, it’s short for motherfu**er, which itself is used to modify almost every noun in the English language with the addition of “in” at the end, and maybe, with the adjectives “goddamn” or “fu**in” or “friggin” modifying motherfu**in too. So, if you say “my mother” people will look at you like you’re crazy, and you may even get shot—not fatally, but as a warning in the leg or shoulder. So talk right or get hurt Mr. California.
B: You’re joking, right? I love my mother, and she will always be my mother.
A: Uh oh. Tacky, you crazy mother, put the motherfu**in gun away. He just got here. He grew up in California for Christ’s sake. He doesn’t know sh*t. Just give him the fu**in slaparoo face massage. He’ll straighten out. He’ll make a good motherfu**in collector.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)
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