Rarely do you see a word used for the first time ever in the Court of Appeal. Still rarer do you see a word used for the first time ever in any published or unpublished, state or federal appellate opinion.
But it happens here.
The Word: "Phuck." As in: "What the phuck?"
Page Three, Line 3.
Admittedly, it's a quote. Still. It couldn't help but bring a smile to my face. As well as remind me of the scene in "Superbad" in which the officers tell "McLovin": "A lot of people have weird names lately . . . We arrested a man-lady who was legally named 'Phuck'. I think it was Vietnamese, with a 'Ph', but still pretty shocking to see on a license." (Scene here.) Classic. (Oh, yeah. And if you want to know how many times that particular movie uses that obscenity, check this out. Short answer: Lots. Stunningly lots.)
But Justice Scotland nonetheless remains the first person in the history of Anglo-American jurisprudence to use the word "Phuck" in an appellate opinion. Congratulations, I guess, are in order. Or at least recognition.