Have some fucking principle.

  • marquess

    Senior Member
    U.K. English
    @marquess is not the OP; @22caps is.


    It would be very helpful if @22caps explained the background/context and/or what he means, but without that information, here's how I understand the sentence:

    You are not a principled person. You have no principles that you abide by. You should have some principles/principle / you should be a principled person.
    (expressed very strongly, of course)


    It's both! The operative word is "too." Yes, in many cases it's semantically bleached and is not very strong at all; in other cases it is a strong expletive. In this case, it's most likely the latter (but we can be more sure with more context, etc.).
    When I said 'In English...its pretty much the strongest possible' I should have said my (UK) English, as I can't speak for Americans. Where I come from I can only think of one other word I would be more averse to employing in polite society, amongst my elders, or in front of children. Of course there are some people who are not so careful, but I don't know what they could rank as stronger than these two.
     
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