HD: Swearing in Tarantino Movies
Posted: 17 February 2018 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Who says linguistics is dull?

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Posted: 17 February 2018 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Looks like this might have started out as a drinking game!

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Posted: 17 February 2018 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The first thing I did was search for ‘’Ecclesiastes” and it said not found.  What did I do wrong?

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Posted: 17 February 2018 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The supposed Biblical quote Samuel Jackson’s character is so fond of is ostensible from Ezekiel, not Ecclesiastes.

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Posted: 17 February 2018 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The first thing I did was search for ‘’Ecclesiastes” and it said not found.  What did I do wrong?

The word “Ecclesiastes” is not actually in the book; it’s the title of the book. Ecclesiastes is indexed; you can search for words and phrases in the book.

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Posted: 17 February 2018 06:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Dave Wilton - 17 February 2018 03:58 PM

The first thing I did was search for ‘’Ecclesiastes” and it said not found.  What did I do wrong?

The word “Ecclesiastes” is not actually in the book; it’s the title of the book. Ecclesiastes is indexed; you can search for words and phrases in the book.

What he means is that he searched Pulp Fiction for the word Ecclesiastes.

He did not find it because Ecclesiastes is not mentioned in Pulp Fiction. Ezekiel is.

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Posted: 18 February 2018 04:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Tarantino is a piker in profanity compared to Scorsese who beat his own Casino Guiness World Record for the number of fucks in a film with The Wolf of Wall Street (506, an average of 2.81 per minute). That was 2014 so it may well have been surpassed since then.)

Wikipedia has an interesting list of films that most use fuck “or its derivatives” (presumably including motherfucker). The honours here go to two specialist films (Swearnet, 935, 8.35 per minute and Fuck, 857, 9.21 per minute) with The Wolf on Wall Street taking the top non-specialist spot (569, 3.16 per minute). I’m assuming the difference between the two sets of figures for Wolf is that Guiness is counting only the pure fucks.

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Posted: 18 February 2018 06:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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OP Tipping - 17 February 2018 06:16 PM

What he means is that he searched Pulp Fiction for the word Ecclesiastes. He did not find it because Ecclesiastes is not mentioned in Pulp Fiction. Ezekiel is.

But (as far as I can tell) you can’t search the Tarantino movies. It’s just an analysis of the profanity in the movies. You can, however, search the concordance of the KJV on the site.

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