On every frazzled parent’s reading list is a new children’s book: Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach.
Perhaps you wouldn’t read it to a child, but you might wonder where the f-word comes from, and why we can insert it into some sentences but not others.
UWA linguist Daniel Midgley will be dropping a few on this episode of Talk the Talk.
Listen to this episode
I don’t have many links for this one, but here’s a good article on “fucking” and “the fuck”.
Also a list of phrasal verbs. You can see that “the fuck” pretty much works in all of them.