There’s A Reason Why I Don’t Want Anybody To Say ‘F**K Cancer’

First it was Terry Fox, then it was a couple of girls I had crushes on in high schoool. Then it was my cousin Linda, who left behind a loving husband and four children. Today it was Jack Layton and former Regina East/Regina Qu’Appelle MP Simon de Jong. (Leader-Post).

I’d say f**k cancer but f**king is a wonderful, sensuous, life affirming activity, which cancer is most decidedly not. Until we find a cure, let’s find another inelegant way to tell cancer where to go.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

4 thoughts on “There’s A Reason Why I Don’t Want Anybody To Say ‘F**K Cancer’”

  1. Stephen, I have to say I totally disagree with you. To explain, please allow me to quote Monty Python. ( – this video is not censored)

    “Perhaps one of the most interesting words in the English language today, is the word f**k. Out of all the English words that begin with the letter ‘f’ …f**k is the only word referred to as ‘the f word… It’s the one magical word. Just by its sound can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love.”

    When I think about Jack, and about all the friends and family I have lost to cancer, all of those emotions are stirred up. Pain at their loss. Pleasure at having known them. Love for them and their memory. And most of all hate, for that wretched disease that ripped them from my life. So not only do I think f**k is an appropriate word, I think it’s the best word.

    F**K CANCER!

  2. When I need to swear in public or private, I substitute the word Tofu. It sounds gross and IS gross.

    Leave the tumble-sheep activities to be the fun they should be.

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