Fishy! Interesting article! Learn something new every fucking day! I found this particularly reassuring:
"Still, according to Sheidlower, f-bomb enthusiasts need not fret too much. Even conceding that the word has become increasingly common and more widely acceptable in general contexts, we shouldn’t expect fuck to go the way of damn or bastard or quim anytime soon. “There is no other word that is broadly used that can replace it,” he says, “so its status as the most offensive widely-used word is probably secure for some time.” (Adds Mohr: “I think it’s going to be a long, long time before we lose fuck.”)"