Listen. That’s the sound of 38-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow (playing supply teacher Holly Holiday) singing a version of the song Forget You by the popular sort-of-hip-hop chap Cee Lo Green on the absurdly successful TV programme Glee.

It’s a cover of this song:

Which is the clean version of this song:

Which is the best version of the song because it has the word “FUCK” in, and that’s a helluva good word. Better than forget, anyway. Observe:


- Verb (used with object)
1/ To cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
2/ To omit or neglect unintentionally: I forgot to shut the window before leaving.
3/ To leave behind unintentionally; neglect to take: to forget one's keys.
4/ To omit mentioning; leave unnoticed.
5/ To fail to think of; take no note of.
6/ To neglect willfully; disregard or slight.

- Verb (used without object)
7/ To cease or omit to think of something.

- Idiom
8/ forget oneself, to say or do something improper or unbefitting one's rank, position, or character.

- Related forms
Forgettable, adjective
Forgetter, noun
Unforgetting, adjective

- Usage note
Both forgot and forgotten are used as the past participle of forget : Many have already forgot (or forgotten ) the hard times of the Depression. Only forgotten is used attributively: half-forgotten memories.


– Verb (used with object)
1/ To have sexual intercourse with.
2/ Slang. To treat unfairly or harshly.

– Verb (used without object)
3/ To have sexual intercourse.
4/ Slang . To meddle (usually followed by around or with).

– Interjection
5/ Slang . (Used to express anger, disgust, peremptory rejection, etc. Often followed by a pronoun, as you or it.)

– Noun
6/ An act of sexual intercourse.
7/ A partner in sexual intercourse.
8/ Slang . a person, esp. one who is annoying or contemptible.
9/ The fuck, Slang . (used as an intensifier, esp. with WH-questions, to express annoyance, impatience, etc.)

- Verb phrases
10/ Fuck around, Slang .
a) To behave in a frivolous or meddlesome way.
b) To engage in promiscuous sex.
11/ Fuck off, Slang .
a) To shirk one's duty; malinger.
b) Go away: used as an exclamation of impatience.
c) To waste time.
12/ Fuck up, Slang .
a) To bungle or botch; ruin.
b) To act stupidly or carelessly; cause trouble; mess up.

- Idiom
13/ Give a fuck, Slang. To care; be concerned.

- Related forms
Fucky, adjective.

Do you see?