Over the years, in many friendly supermarkets, I’ve heard “fuck you ” songs blaring as I grab some milk and finish my shopping. C-Lo, Lily Allen … In our area, not many French people speak English. Though I’m pretty certain they know the f-word. I’m not sure how these songs are played in America, but I imagine, they are *bleeped*. Fuck is a pretty strong word in America. Not something you drop in a typical conversation. The word “shit” is similar for Americans. The French “shit” equivalent, “merde” isn’t as taboo. It’s our “crap.” I can only assume they feel the same way about “fuck” … this is totally based on the frequency in which I hear the word “fuck” in light conversation and on the radio.
So, when I tuned into RADIO FG, playing the sweet sounds of Billy Ocean, working out the logistics of getting out of my dreams and into my car … they brought me back in, speaking English with a French accent, “Radio FG, FUCKING GOOD music.” Thanks France! Thank you for fucking with me!