I had a white guy tell me...he said, 'Bern, why do black folks use the word 'mother-fucker?' Well, I'm gonna break down what the word mother-fucker actually means. Mother-fucker is somethin' that black folks have been using for years. It's about expression. Don't be ashamed of the word mother-fucker. Because the word mother-fucker is a noun: it describes a person, place, or thing!