I have always been fascinated the way Hollywood portrayed African-American actors in their films. They may be the ever loyal sidekick to a lead actor (insert white guy here) or the headstrong and tough guy blows everything out and lights up the screen. I prefer the latter and not Morgan Freeman. And the guy that perfectly fits the role of the typical character who doesn't fucks around is no other than Samuel L. Jackson.

He should have "motherfucker" as his middle name as he became the actor that uttered the most expletive-laden lines in movie history! It is interesting to note that Samuel "motherfucker" Jackson has uttered that expletive word 186 times since he joined Twitter in October 2011. Go ahead and check out his Twitter feed.

What makes it even more interesting is the fact he has 151 ways of saying that ultimate swear word. Let me repeat, 151 complete and unique spellings. Check out this infographic courtesy of @muchevan.

As quoted in Uproxx.com, "As you can see, the first couple dozen are pretty similar in structure, if not mostly repeats. Then 2012 happened, and it seems like Mr. L. Jackson’s resolution was to never use the same motherf*cker twice. From January 2012 onward, 92% of his “motherf*cker”s are unique, compared to 81% total. Compared to 1% for the worthless other people like you and me. I’ve seen his variants described as crude or vulgar, but that’s bullshit. When Jackson uses the standard spelling, it’s only to acknowledge his aversion to its lack of style. He treats Twitter as the playground that it is, so he brings his celebrity character to the medium like he would anywhere else. The spellings are nuanced and sonically faithful to his pronounced talent. Read them as impressionist cues rather than literal spellings, and you’ll get 151 unique pronunciations."

As he spawned different and memorable characters from the eye-patched Nick Fury to the loudmouth John Shaft, Samuel L. Jackson has become the epitome of total badassery and motherfucking goodness. He's probably a cool guy to hang out with but his movie alter-egos are your worst nightmares if you fuck out with them.

Each person that is born is granted the gift of life by their parents. This gift of life is a link to their ancestors who lived before them. From the beginning of time people have sensed a need to belong. It is noteworthy that even the Bible contains lists of genealogy. People felt it was significant to be able to trace their lineage to Adam, Noah, Abraham, David and so on.

Genealogy is a unique and personalized form of history. It is passed from one generation to the next via written and oral history. Without this connection to our ancestors we would have little knowledge of our culture or how we fit in. It is exceptionally rewarding to be able to trace your ancestral roots. Through discovering your roots you become aware of who you are as a person. You will also come to understand more about your purpose in life.

Information concerning your family history is useful to medical professionals. It helps them determine whether you or other family members have increased risk for various hereditary diseases or genetic illnesses. Doctors monitor medical issues such as heart problems, diabetes, strokes and cancer with this data.

You will discover that family history is not dull or boring. Through conversing with the older generation you will find a lot of interesting stories from yesteryear. Granted they faced many hard times as they moved into the sparsely settled areas of our country. Be sensitive when you ask them questions. You may stir up some long buried memories that they want to forget. Life is never easy -- no matter when you are born.

Valuable lessons can be acquired by learning about the ethics of our ancestors. The way an individual behaves and their ideals are often passed from generation to generation. People are referred to as being a descendant of so and so. In reality, it does not matter if our ancestors were heroes or scoundrels. We cannot take credit for their achievements nor should we be blamed for their faults. It is important to realize that as individuals we are accountable for our own actions.

As you research your ancestral roots you will increase your skills in a number of areas. Your organizational skills will be sharpened as you take notes in a loose leaf binder and categorize information. You learn (or improve) your computer skills when you use email, spreadsheets, word processor programs and genealogy software. You will gain some detective skills as you research old family Bibles, family papers and journals, cemeteries, libraries or records at the court house. Through interviews with relatives and other researchers you will increase your speaking abilities. Depending on where your research leads you -- you will learn interesting information about other countries, too. Compiling your family history is a priceless legacy for future generations.

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